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Springs to long?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by JimRoss, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. JimRoss

    JimRoss Member
    Messages: 99

    New BOSS STD 7.5 Poly:

    I had read that when tightening up the trip springs, you should be able to "just" get a business card between the coils. My blade was tripping way too easily, so I tried to tighten them up, using a business card as my guide. I'm not sure if these springs are too long or what, but I'm out of adjusting room and no gaps at all. If you look in 1st photo, you can see where the adjusting nut was ( about 1/2 way ). Now, I'm all the way down. Is this normal? Shouldn't there be more room for adjustment as the springs wear/loosen.
    BTW: I plowed with it, and the current adjustment seems to be about right.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Here are the specs on the springs. with part numbers. The return springs should be the longer ones and the trip springs should be the shorter one. I just measured mine and mine are 14 1/2". Some dealers don't even know the difference and when you break one they sell you the wrong length one. Also some dealers just buy bulk loads of generic springs.

    The 14 1/2'' springs are part number MSC01509
    The return springs are 17 5/8"s. The part number is MSC07705


    Last edited: Jan 17, 2011
  3. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    You gotta measure........I run all 14 1/2's on my VX-T.
  4. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,231

    I run all the same length on mine also the longer ones that get narrow on the end s are to long for mine.