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Trip spring removal help?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jsc824, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. jsc824

    jsc824 Member
    from N.H.
    Messages: 88

    I'm working on taking the moldboard off of a unimount and am trying to remove the trip springs with no luck. The eyebolts are on there pretty well. Hit them with PB blaster and s till no luck. I don't have an impact gun small enough to get to them while on th moldboard. Any tips on how to remove them easily. I have been banging away with a hammer just trying to release them. Any tips would be great.
  2. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    cut them eye bolts are 2.00
  3. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,141

    Second that,if they don't come off without a fight then more than likely the threads will be frigged and now your down time plus the small cost of new ones.
  4. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Third that use a torch, time is money.
  5. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Yep, cut them off. I used a recip. saw. Took about 30 seconds for each one.

  6. jsc824

    jsc824 Member
    from N.H.
    Messages: 88

    Thanks guys that's what I figured but thought there might of been a trick I didn't know about. Cut them off with a grind wheel.