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Trip spring mount

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by mike13, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    This past storm I wore down the cutting edge to far an ground off the mount an bracket for the trip spring. 8'mm1.
    I thought I could get one more storm out of the edge but the town changed my route that was twice as long as my original. The question is after I put a new edge on could I just leave 1 of 4 springs off ? I plow town roads that are all newly paved an no raised grates. If not what's the best way to repair besides new trip edge
  2. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    I had one fall off a few years back. I plow roads too. It worked ok like that with one missing. But the other ones are real thin to. Didnt last long like that. You could get somone to weld new tabs on or find another trip edge. My plow was beat any way so I replaced the whole plow, I found one iin good shape at the local junkyard. It was an older speadcast so I had to use my A frame.
  3. mike13

    mike13 Member
    from mass
    Messages: 49

    That's what I thought. The others are still in good shape. I only use old speed cast blades they're more heavy duty then the new ones. I can get 1- 2 yrs more out of this one I'll be happy.
  4. MOXIE

    MOXIE Member
    Messages: 38

    If you wore out the trip spring clevises, is the A frame too low. If you raise the rear of the A frame {to bottom hole} it will trip easier and lift the clevises . MOXIE
  5. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Just lay a piece of 3/8" x 1" or 1-1/4" under the old tab, weld it in place, run a ream through the hole to re-establish the bottom of the hole and re-connect the spring. Fixed many this way.
  6. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Ya that fix does not sound like a big deal with the right tools.