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spring tirp plow angle rod

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chris87

i have a 42" spring trip plow missing the angle rod and i would like to make one. have some 3/4" pipe laying around i'm going to use. my questions are whats the best way to make the u-joint at the plow and can some one post a picture of there rod and bracket they have made so i can not have a few trail and errors since ill be doing this outside. my shed is to small to work in.

it was not a issue to get off and change it when doing my drive way but found out the last snow fall my neighbors have heart problems and should not be shoveling there driveways. so now i'm doing my driveway plus 3 others as good deeds. hate to see some one end up in the hospital when i can help and get get some good seat time. about 2 hours of plowing each snow fall and i am tired after wards. manual lift and then on and off to change angle. i have been feeling it in my hips from the getting on and off. they feel like i'm twice my age most days thanks to my work.

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peterinbrooklyn

i bought some steel rod at ace hardware and also a 1/2" u joint socket adapter and welded the rod into the "socket" hole the drilled out the other end and put it on the little rod that is on the plow...bent the end of the rod and it works great for me

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chris87

thank you bill for the quick response im going to get the one from ray. i would rather spend time with my family right now then build one. in the summer they can come come out with me and it not a problem but in the winter with no garage and a 14 month old it a little harder. he cant be out very long in the cold.

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RayS
quote:Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen

You sure it's not a 46"? I've seen 42" spring trips, but they are not remote adjustable.


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id="quote">Good thing you caught that Josh. I sure which they would have made the 42" remote adjustable. I often wonder if the hitch from a 46" would fit the spring trip 42".

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PhanDad

Ray,Based on these pics, I don't think the hitches will swap between the spring trip 42" and 46" blades:

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The width of the 46" hitch where it attaches to the blade appears wider than the 42".

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RayS
quote:Originally posted by PhanDad

Ray,Based on these pics, I don't think the hitches will swap between the spring trip 42" and 46" blades:

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The width of the 46" hitch where it attaches to the blade appears wider than the 42".


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id="quote">Your right. Could move the lower bolt mounts and top spring mounts probably though and use a 46" hitch. More work than it is worth. I am bit of an odd ball though. I like the 36" blower better than the 42" and the 42" deck better than the 48".

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littlemarv

Here's my hillbilly setup from some scraps I had laying around....

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It pivots up and down on the bolt, and side to side on the pin.

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I still have to make a support bracket for this tractor. I will probably use two of the holes in the frame to the rear of the drain plug.

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midnightpumpkin

I have made up several of these rods using a 1/2" drive socket swivel.I found it much easier to slip a 2 inch long piece of 3/4" square tubing over the square end of the socket swivel, and weld it in place. I then drill a 5/16" hole through the square tubing, much easier than trying to drill the end of the socket. The socket swivel also needs to be welded so it only swivels in one direction, otherwise it flops around and does not work well.Here is the swivel in place on the plow.

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Here is a detail of where the swivel and square tubing are welded.

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John U

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stevenj

Here are some pictures of an easier fabrication for an angle control rod. The flat stock is 1"x3/16" thick. I drilled a hole in the flat stock and plug welded the bushing to the flat stock. You can see where I ground down the weld. I can't recall what I used for the bushing, but I think I used a piece of tubing that I had laying around. You might be able to use a piece of 1/8" NPT pipe nipple and drill out the ID to size, but I'm guessing as to whether the ID is small enough.It has worked great.

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