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Other than the Obvious

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by vincent, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    Has any of you seasoned plowers have a airbag go off while plowing snow?
     
  2. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Nope......
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Unless your plowing with the bumper on the ground and doing 30 mph it shouldn't go off.
     
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    If your that concerned about it, turn it off!:waving:
     
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Not even possible
     
  6. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    I was just wondering, you know, the only dumb question is the one you don't ask:)
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,530

    nope,
    I've bent plow frames and truck frames and no deployment.
    Just wasn't going fast enough.

    It's not as easy as you may think to get one to go off and if it does you probably need it to.
     
  8. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    unless the idiots u hired to install your plow welded it to your bumper it wont go off, your vehicle has a sensor in your bumper that detects imapct, and deploys your airbags, i wouldn't worry bout it.
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Have never heard of it happening
     
  10. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377


    Its not in the bumper, was never in the bumper.
     
  11. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Idiots?? Mr Northern Svc Thats not nice considering we seen pictures of your bumper mount snobear:rolleyes:
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,530

    You are correct..
    Dodge uses an inertia sensor along with algorithms to fire them off. It is mounted in the cab right on top of the tunnel under the dash.
    I think chev gmc used a britel bar mounted to the raditor mount for a while

    not to sure what the others do.
     
  13. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    my dad has fixed a few where this has happened. most recent one was a dodge where the driver came into a lot got up to about 30 and met an island bags went off shattered windshield and bent the piss out of everything. needless to say the truck was totaled
     
  14. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    not once, even when i hit another plow guy it didn't go off.
     
  15. Tony Bonventre

    Tony Bonventre Sponsor
    Messages: 89

    Aprox. 7 gs thats the force it takes to set off the average air bag.
    You would have to hit some thing hard enough to put the plow frame in the truck with you.
     
  16. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Yes it is! Last year my buddy had his go off on his 01 F350 CC PS. He caught a seam in the concrete at what he says 10mph stopped him dead in his tracks. Took out the windshield too.
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,530

    I think he was going a little faster;)
     
  18. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    That's what I said, but he didn't bend anything
     
  19. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    You would have to be reckless to plow at 30mph in a parking lot! :cry:
     
  20. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    absolutely im just telling you guys what he told me happened(they can find out the speed before deployment in the computers). theres some other stories from his days with the city of newton but those are really bad