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Plowing road fully tripped/trip springs removed...why?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by theholycow, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    The other day I saw a town F350 or F450 dumper plowing my road with the blade fully tripped. It looked like the trip springs were removed. Any guesses why somebody would do that?
  2. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    probably broke and he just kept going to limp it through the storm
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,770

    possibly the guy is an idiot?

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542


    maybe this guy is mad at his current plow,:laughing: and he wants a fisher Thumbs Up
  5. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Someone stole 'um.
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    May have been running an 8" cutting edge in place of a 6". The wider edge makes it mulch easier to trip.

    Anything is possible, he was driving a Ford after all.

    I don't think he's that crazy.....
  7. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    I'm not sure why they do it but I remember being in nyc when it was snowing years back. they put plows on the garbage trucks:confused: and they all looked like they were 3/4 tripped. I bet they have a reason...
  8. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    :laughing: I think it was a Western. I'm pretty sure it was Western red.

    Well which is it...he's driving a Ford, or he's not crazy. OH NO I DIDN'T! :jester:
  9. 03sd

    03sd Member
    Messages: 79

    Probably a Boss:dizzy:
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    Garbage truck's go down alleys, makes an easy way to plow the alleys.
  11. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Don't think so, I don't think I ever see them...probably no dealers in the region.

    There is a big Curtis dealer in Worcester, could have been a Curtis. Not sure why I feel like it was a Western, not even sure we have a dealer and it's not like I'm intimately familiar with the backside of a Western (and the back is the only side I could see).
  12. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Sometimes a full trip mold board will trip when plowing at a fast speed with a decent sized pile of snow in front of it regarless if you strike an obstical or not.