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Safety issue ?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by sbeamer, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. sbeamer

    sbeamer Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Question. Is there a thread that discusses the possibility of the airbag going off if you hit the bank too hard? Are these sensors that sensitive?
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    Yes.

    No
     
  3. DellSteven

    DellSteven Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 14

    air bags

    We just picked up a new ford 250 states in manual shut airbags off when plowing:mechanic:
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    That's the passenger air bag, cannot shut off the drivers.
    Highly unlikely you will deploy the airbag tho.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    I just looked at the 2014 f250 manual
    snowplowing http://www.fordservicecontent.com/F...px?bookcode=O23442&market=US&language=EN&VIN=

    and it said no such thing.

    as with all of them the air bags are not a proublem.
    plow frames have been bent, to truck side frames and no air bags deployed, you have to really smack something to get them to go off.

    what the fourd manual says

    "Your vehicle is equipped with a driver and passenger airbag supplemental restraint system. The supplemental restraint system will activate in certain frontal and offset frontal collisions when the vehicle sustains sufficient frontal deceleration.

    Careless or high speed driving while plowing snow that results in sufficient vehicle decelerations can deploy the airbag. Such driving also increases the risk of accidents

    Never remove or defeat the tripping mechanisms designed into the snow removal equipment by its manufacturer. Doing so may cause damage to the vehicle and the snow removal equipment as well as possible airbag deployment."


    it doesn't say to turn them off or to pull the fuses.


    "ussmileyflag
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2014
  6. DellSteven

    DellSteven Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 14

    never had it happen . tymusic
     
  7. DellSteven

    DellSteven Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 14

    just read it yesterday 2015 F 250
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521




    Thank you, don't you love it when others just spew crap.
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    show your work
     
  10. sbeamer

    sbeamer Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Good enough for me. Thanks to all!
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    from the 2015 ford F250 manual< it's the same as the 2014

    "snowplowing"
    http://www.fordservicecontent.com/F...px?bookcode=O25237&market=US&language=EN&VIN=

    "Your vehicle is equipped with a driver and passenger airbag supplemental restraint system. The supplemental restraint system will activate in certain frontal and offset frontal collisions when the vehicle sustains sufficient frontal deceleration.

    Careless or high speed driving while plowing snow that results in sufficient vehicle decelerations can deploy the airbag. Such driving also increases the risk of accidents

    Never remove or defeat the tripping mechanisms designed into the snow removal equipment by its manufacturer. Doing so may cause damage to the vehicle and the snow removal equipment as well as possible airbag deployment."

    link to the 2015 f250 manual
    http://www.fordservicecontent.com/F...px?bookcode=O25237&market=US&language=EN&VIN=

    it doesn't say to turn off ether one
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2014
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Proof or it never happened
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,518

    Thumbs Upyes
    I like to put it to bed early.
     
  14. DellSteven

    DellSteven Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 14

    gess I don't read so good
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    Maybe it's a Canadian thing
     
  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Eh??......
     
  17. DellSteven

    DellSteven Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 14

    No offence intended just how I read it
     
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    You think as many plows as I've destroyed that I would be stock piling blown out air bags on the floor.
     
  19. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Unless you hit a curb or light pole doing 30 plus and get stoppoed dead in your tracks, it's not going to happen
     
  20. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    What if you back into a flag pole in Michigan?