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Airbag going off?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mkwl, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I heard from a friend of mine today that plowing with my truck will make the airbags go off if I hit something. Is this true?
  2. dakotasrock

    dakotasrock Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 260

    haha not unless u hit something so hard that it goes through the snowplow and the front grill.
  3. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    If you keep it under 60 you'll be fine. :D
  4. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    you probley souldn't talk to that guy anymore, he just might make you dumb if you hag out with him.:eek:
  5. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I take it then that I've got nothing to worry about as far as the airbag goes! Thanks for putting my mind at ease.
  6. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Put it this way. I was plowing a drive I had never plowed before, we had 18" on the ground, and I was trying to push a full scoope across the street, I was hauling tail :D . I hit the lip where the drive and the street meet and bloodied my nose. It broke the plastic cover off my sun visrer holder, no BS.

    Now If my air bags didn't go off then, I'd say you will be fine.

  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    most air bag sensors are a pin style. were the sensor sits flat on the frame. then when it buckles from the smash of a real hit then it will let the pin move and trip a circkit to pop the bag.

    and if you still dont feel safe just turn off the key and then pull the fuse or fuses for the airbag system till done plowing.

    also most systems wont activate use till 15-20 mph of speed.
  8. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Momma always said that you should learn something new every day...tell your buddy that you just did and that if you can manage to squeeze in a second one today you will be happy to hang out an be dumb with him all day tomorrow:D :D
  9. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Just carry a knife so you can cut it away. They only pop once :D
  10. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    they actually deflate on their own. there are holes in the sides of the bag.