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Trip edge sticking

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by badexample1, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. badexample1

    badexample1 Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 4

    I have had my trip edge stick back and stay there 3 times this year after hitting some soft dirt. I greased the pins, but it still sticks open(back). I have to use a large hammer to pound the three spring posts to get it to close. The plow was painted this fall and I thought maybe that was it? But I thought all that spring tension should over come that. Springs are not broken.
    Any ideas from the experts?
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Maybe got a small stone stuck somewhere where you cant see it.
  3. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    I remember seeing a guy's Minute Mount's trip edge stuck open about two centimeters just from the driveways he plowed. Mostly beat up driveways and seventeen of them. I was shocked because I've never seen it happen before. I've had a 2x4 stuck in a trip edge before though.
  4. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Actually sounds like a weak spring problem. While they may not be broke they may have gone into coil bind too many times. Do some of the coils look bigger around than others or stepped off to the side of the next one. They should be one above another:
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2007
  5. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    You could have bent something along the blade or edge that is binding the edge up when it gets tripped. I would try and watch the trip edge while someone drives the truck into something to trip it. See if you see any unusual bending or binding.
  6. Idealtim

    Idealtim Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    From what you have described, I am 90% sure that this is your problem. And be prepared to pay big bucks if it is. I know its over $400.00 to replace the trip bar for my mm1. if you have some time on your hands(I know I do with snow totaling 0.0'') I would try and take all the springs off and see if you can pivot the edge by hand from all the way forward to all the way back. i'm sure that you will find that the bar binds and doesn't move like a hinge should. At least then you'll know what your problem is.
  7. badexample1

    badexample1 Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for all the ideas. I will do a tear down and see if something is bent in the trip edge/pins.
    Thanks again.
  8. Idealtim

    Idealtim Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Little bit of a late reply but your welcome!
  9. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 529

    so what was the outcome....:waving: