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plow trip Q..

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snow Jaw, Jan 30, 2004.

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  1. Snow Jaw

    Snow Jaw Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    have any of you put some chain on the plow to keep it from trip all the way, only the chain to keep it trip just half way?

    am't sure if this will work or is't it safe to do so?
  2. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Not sure if that is a good idea... A plow is designed to trip to protect both the truck and the plow. If your plow trips to much one or both of two things could be happening... 1. Your trying to plow over things that any plow would trip over AND/OR 2. Your springs eithier need to be replaced or adjusted.

    Heres a tip: when plowing, and your plow starts to trip, stop, raise the blade a little bit until it goes back to its normal postion, then lower it all the way again and continue plowing. :waving:
  3. Snow Jaw

    Snow Jaw Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    yeah, I have 4 springs really.. I guess it needs adjusted..

    something got throw in to my window and cracked it.

    I have Ins cover for it.. called them will have it fixed.
  4. ebaron

    ebaron Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Any chance the truck is too high or the plow frame needs to be adjusted? I think that may cause it to dig in and trip too often.
  5. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Something I'm missing here? :confused: :dizzy:

    Whats your broken window have to do with your plow tripping?

    Make sure you A-Frame and Sector are level with the ground.

    Adjust trip springs until you can stick a playing card between the coils when plow is at rest.
  6. Snow Jaw

    Snow Jaw Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Yeah I wish you were there see the look in my face.:dizzy:

    I had the plow tripping alot before, I had no problem with it till I was called to a small apt lot that I dont know what is under the snow. my brother in law was standing outside when I push the snow the plow triped alot of ice and snow got throwed at me when I was in truck dont know where all that come from :dizzy:
    the last plow guy did't cleaner the lot as it is to be. I am guessing the owner of apt is kicking him out and hire me.

    I will check my plow to be sure it's right. I guess it's a little high still, the old part was alot higher till I build this new one to lower it. A-Frame and Sector that is it.
  7. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Dang boy, your confusin me with that MidWest-bonics.

    Your posts are hard to read and understand.

    Are you drinking and typing? :drinkup:

    Give your posts a quick "read-over" before you press the [SUBMIT REPLY] button.

    Now, back to why your windshield has anything to do with your plow tripping too easily........ :confused:
  8. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Maybe you left a tool or something laying in the top of the backside of your blade and thats what got thrown at your windshield when it returned upright. I know I set stuff there when working on my truck and plow.
  9. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Been there, done that...didn't crack my windsheild though
  10. Snow Jaw

    Snow Jaw Senior Member
    Messages: 106


    U got me thinking... I must have leave a bolt on top of the plow. that was frozen in with some ice.. :gunsfiring:

    TLS, No, I am't drunking..
  11. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    My plow tripped the other day and broke both of my plow lights!:eek: :angry:
  12. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    I can't read any of those threads, are periods ever used ????:dizzy:
  13. Snow Jaw

    Snow Jaw Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    whatever you cant read or not....

    let me tell you bit about ME. I have hearing loss from age 5..
    guess what.. the school from 76 to 83 did NOT let me go in school so I had LOST some years of school and learning :realmad:
    they just did not want take time and money for a kid with hearing loss that years..

    so you think I am :dizzy:
  14. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    Let my try to remember that old saying, "open mouth and insert foot" I think that's how it went.
  15. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    I applaud you for overcoming your difficult situation and not getting bent out of shape over misunderstandings about it.
  16. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    I would not ask our resident English language expert to offer an opinion on all of us using this forum. We all might be a bit embarrassed. Are we here to correct spelling and grammar or share our thoughts as feebly as we sometimes do. Snow jaw you do a pretty good job getting your view across, don't take it to heart. That time I only had three words corrected by spell check. There is hope for me yet.
  17. Gadget

    Gadget Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I'm sure no offense meant SnowJaw, That's the inherent problem with these types of boards - lots of people - but no personal contact, Lots of times you type something that you would never say if you had met the person. Comments like that are for people who type bad and don't proof read before hitting submit.

    Keep up the good work and pray for more snow !!!!!payup
  18. xlr8

    xlr8 Senior Member
    Messages: 107


    Slow down man,and listen to mylawn03's advise .
  19. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Eyesell..... SHAME on you :nono: Dont pick on people like that, you should have used some commonsense and just pm'd him. Now he is scared here in our communitys eyes. You say, how can I say this ??? My wife is handicapped and I know what it is like when people make fun of it. Sorry...stepping down off the soapbox now....:eek: Snow jaw...you say what you have to say anyway you like.

    Have a nice day. :D
  20. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    Absolutely, Snow Jaw, keep posting, just because some people have HoofnMouth disease, just consider the source and don't be bashfull. I thought this was a forum to share experience and information and not to critique everything that someone says. Not everyone is perfect, at least the last time I checked.
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