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trip springs on a myer plow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Chevytruck85, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Chevytruck85

    Chevytruck85 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I was wondering if anyone knew how to get the trip springs back onto the plow I had to cut the eye bolt when i took it off so i got new ones the same length but when I hook the spring on the plow there is no way to get the bolt through the hole, or if I put the bolt in first you cant hook the bottom. thanks.
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I think the only way to do this is to get longer bolts for it. Although I may be wrong, it just seems like the only way.
  3. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    this is just a taught but can you use a cable puller on the blade and a-frame to close the gap?
  4. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Longer bolts.....someone probably cut the old ones shorter, after they were installed.
  5. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    The problem is that you can't get eyebolt to go up in straight, right? Kinda kicked this way \ when you go to put it in. You have to loosen the other eyebolts up so the moldboard will roll ahead some or use a port-a-power to force the blade to "trip" some so that the bolt will go in straight.
  6. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    yes i'm dumb :help: but what is a port-a-power and is their a site with a pic?
  7. Plow_king

    Plow_king Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 41

    This is the hard way, but this is how i did it.

    You need to loosen all of the trip springs. Then remove the angle cylinders by the plow, Then remove the a-frame pivot bolt. Then the plow will pivot allowing you to install the bolts for the trip springs and then you can reinstall everything.

    I was replace the a-frame as well, when i did this, so it was little easier for me, but all of those bolts were rusted to hell and i had to cut most of them off.

    Good luck.
  8. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

  9. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    To replace the eyebolt you only have to loosen the other eyebolts. The cylinders and a-frame connect to the sector which pins to the moldboard. Once the eyeblots are loosened up the moldboard will pivot forward enough to put the new bolt in. Remember that proper tension on the springs is to tighten the bolts until you can just see light through the coils.
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Keep the eye bolts sprayed with wd40 - pb Blaster etc. So they come off easily at 3AM when you break the next one. They are like headlights, once one goes the other follows a little while later. I would love to find a 1/2 drive deep-enough socket to do it quicker.
  11. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    old plow

    it sounds to me like the plow blade has gone past the blade stops if it will not freely trip your pivot pin are probably frozen.weld new stops on the blade and or replace the pins and stops to get the eye bolts to work correctly you should not have to do any thing out of the ordinary to just replace one spring! just loosen or cut the bolt,their should plenty of adjustment in the bolt to hook up and adjust the spring without losing you mind things wear out!:salute:
  12. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    spring eye bolts

    I keep extra eye bolts and springs just in case.
    the nuts are 1 and 1/8 or 1 and 1/4 depending in the manufacturer.
    Get a deep socket at Sears or from a truck jobber to fit.
    easiest way is to loosen the other spring, install new one and
    then tighten both up with a 1.2 drive ratchet.
  13. alpine627

    alpine627 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    anyone know of a cheap supplier of the eye bolts. Just called the Meyer dealer and are
    24.00 a piece. Just having a hard time paying that much for a fastener.
  14. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Go to a farm supply....TSC or FS store.....cheaper there
  15. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Go to napa. They are 3.99 S.A.M Aftermarket
  16. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I've used a few links of 3/8 chain, in a pinch. hook the spring onto the chain, and then bolt the chain to the moldboard where the eyebolt would normally go through. cheap, easy, and it's outlast most of our other eyebolts.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  17. jwkv

    jwkv Member
    Messages: 58

    I made up a J hook with a loop on the other end that I slip over a crowbar. Hook one end of the spring onto the septor then I used the tool to hook the other end. I placed the crowbar on the top of the blade and with a little pull and in she went. I made it out of 1/4 inch diameter rod. It is a little light duty so I had to weld the looped end. Works like a charm.
  18. topspd7

    topspd7 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

  19. streetscrapin16

    streetscrapin16 Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    I just paid $3.19 for them.