I live in Nebraska & we have had a lot of drifting snow this year & the drifts are hard as rocks. I have a 712ft. western plow with 3 trip springs & I mainly use it to plow my 12mile gravel lane. I have tightened the trip springs twice now & am still having problem with the plow triping,sliding over the drift & leaving me & my truck in the middle of the damn thing. Now this is more than a little annoying. How tight is too tight? Have you ever had your wife help pull you out? Enough said.