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trip spring question

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by raptorman03, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. raptorman03

    raptorman03 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Anyone know how much torqe the trip springs should be tighted to? i have an 8'6 strait if it matters. thanks guys
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Just enough so you can fit a business card inbetween the coils. That's what the book says.
  3. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    RichardNY is correct, however, I have mine adjusted just a little bit tighter, to the point where I can ALMOST get a credit card in between because of the slushy kinda snow we sometimes get. another good way to tell is to raise your plow off the ground, put your weight on it, and see how far you can get it to trip. if it goes more than about 4-5 inches with you pulling on it, then you might want to tighten them a little. That's how I did mine when the recommended adjustment seemed to be tripping too easily. Course, it also depends on how many springs you have and so forth. Hope that helps, Chuck
  4. dartman

    dartman Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 9

    spring tension

    When I build a boss plow, I set the spacing to the thickness of a wire tie which is just about what boss says, setting them tighter to suit a customer's needs is ok in my book.