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Blocker beam??

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by 02powerstroke, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Dose any one know if that beam covered by that plastic air dam that you have to take off to install a plow frame has to be on there if there isent a plow frame on the truck any more???
     
  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I don't know if it HAS to be there, but I would put it back on if you have it.
     
  3. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    i think that it has to be there if you remove your plow sub frame.
     
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Take it off.
     
  5. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Blocker Beam

    Hi

    I can tell you that on Fisher, Curtis and Meyer plows you have to remove it in order to install the frame mounts. They all say that this item should not be discarded and should be reinstalled if the mounts are removed in the future.

    Jay
     
  6. Vinnie

    Vinnie Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    When I installed my Fisher plow they were pretty specific about NOT discarding those parts. Thats a pretty healthy chunk of iron and considering what its protecting (radiator, A/C ect..) I,d want it back on if the plow came off. Why would you want to remove the plow though ?:confused: lol
     
  7. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    The blocker beam is for the small cars you may run over in an accident. I would reinsatll it just for liability
     
  8. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    The blocker beam needs to be reinstalled if plow frame is removed. If provides strength in a collision and is in front of airbag sensor so without it something minor could set off airbags.
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The blocker is there as a result of Federal laws pertaining to protection during front end collisions, much like the "ICC" bumper required on the rear of stake bodies and dumps is there in case of rear impact.

    As an installer I cann't legally remove a plow mount if the customer doesn't have a blocker beam to re-install. To do so would open up a incredible liability situation. We would be held responsible for any injuries to either party in an accident because we modified the mandated design of the front end crumble, and protection zones.

    Don't believe for a moment that this would not come back to bite whomever preformed the removal if the truck was involved in a accident. It would be impossible to defend against the charges that all injuries where exasperated by the absence of the blocker beam.

    Another case of protecting us from ourselves, while providing the legal herd larger grazing areas.