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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 09:43 PM

I have to drive on the street from my pole barn to the house driveway There wasn't any lights on the back of the tractor so I mounted this red turn signal on the back. Wired into the headlights and by using a second toggle switch to control the red rear lightDSC07516.jpg , one position it's a steady light and the other it goes through a electronic flasher. Also mounted an adjustable work light above it ( not switched through the flasher )

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 11:14 PM

Good job. You never know when driving on the street. A light really is a good idea anywheres.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 06:35 AM

That is a great idea.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 07:02 AM

:ditto:
Great Idea!

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 07:21 AM

Good idea...I could use that when plowing at the top of my driveway

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:11 AM

A fellow I know was cutting grass along the shoulder by his house , car hit the rear tire " didn't see you " the person said ,he got banged up pretty good .Thank God it wasn't a kid on a bike!! I turn the light on even in the daytime.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:30 AM

A fellow I know was cutting grass along the shoulder by his house , car hit the rear tire " didn't see you " the person said ,he got banged up pretty good .Thank God it wasn't a kid on a bike!! I turn the light on even in the daytime.


Alc, you are so right. Anytime you go near a road, you need to be visible. "Didn't see you" should not be the reason. Any time I have a tractor something similar near the road, the lights are on.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 12:07 PM

Great idea Alc. Safety first. You can never be too careful when driving near roads.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 01:23 PM

Very good idea Alc! Better to be safe and visible than sorry you didn't.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 01:24 PM

Alc, you are so right. Anytime you go near a road, you need to be visible. "Didn't see you" should not be the reason. Any time I have a tractor something similar near the road, the lights are on.


Friend of mine was moving a cultivator down the gravel road. Largish IH (red) tractor. Not sure of the cultivator make, but it's red too. Flashing light and four-way flasher on tractor. Slow-moving vehicle sign on both the tractor and the cultivator. Bright daylight with the sun in the south, so it wasn't in anybody's eyes. No hills or corners.

A guy in a minivan drove into the back of him.

I know from experience that you can see that tractor for at least a couple of miles on that road.

The minivan wasn't going too fast...the airbags in the minivan went off, but there was no damage to my friend's equipment. Nobody was hurt. I'm not convinced that you can make yourself visible though. People just aren't paying enough attention to notice.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 03:50 PM

:worshippy1: Good job and great idea!!!
you can never be visible enugh.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 06:47 PM

:worshippy1: Good job and great idea!!!
you can never be visible enugh.


I agree !!

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 07:46 PM

My wife and i drive a golf cart on the county roads all the time. I have a yellow strobe light up at about 6 feet above road level. Still have had some close calls.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 08:29 PM

This summer I saw first hand what a Chrysler 300, with a texting teenage driver, traveling 75+ MPH can do to a tractor, and its driver, going about 25 MPH along a four lane road. Surprisingly, it wasn't a fatality. The last I heard the guy could move his legs, but not his arms. Your flashing light is a great idea!

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 07:26 PM

When I first started texting while working for Census, I tried on a long stretch of deserted road to text while driving. Maybe it was due to my age, I found that I COULD NOT text and drive without drifting either one way or another. Like I said, either my age, or lack of experience would not allow me to do it safely. When on Census time, if you had an accident, your call records were pulled, and if you were on phone at time of wreck, it got very nasty.

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