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#16 michael.kitko OFFLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 08:51 PM

I finally got to modifying the bracket some. It is now much shorter and has some new brackets. I moved it down and the light mounts have been moved inward. After several years with this tractor I finally have working rear red marker lamps. They are LED of course and look amazing. Now, the goal is to get the tabs welded to the light bar and get it mounted tomorrow.
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Posted November 24, 2015 - 08:54 PM



Don't mean to upset your idea, just my thoughts. Noel.


Noel, I am a pretty hard guy to upset. Thank you for your input. I am going to move them back and inward. I am still gonna try mounting the front facing ones on the bar. If they do glare, which is a good point, then I am gonna move them like you said to. Thank you.
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Posted November 29, 2015 - 08:12 PM

Hydraulic angle for the blade is complete. The bolts are all tight and it moves from side to side and all the lines are clear of any hang ups. Also, got the plates welded on and ground the welds smooth so you can't see that it was cut and shortened. Mounted the electronics box mount and started mounting switches in it. Not sure on what to do with the wires yet. Anyways, here are a couple photos.

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 09:33 PM

The box is all wired up and all three switches are installed. The cables are all almost connected. I only need to do two more crimp connections and then wire in some mains running from the tractor start switch to some quick disconnects. Then off to the aux mount for the flasher and paint it up. Then start on the snowblower mount, I might actually make it before snow falls. Unfortunately, gotta pick up some gas for the welder, doing that tomorrow.

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Posted December 01, 2015 - 09:07 PM

So, I bought one of those flashy lights off Amazon. I have had it for about 2 weeks now and I am less than impressed. The lens was just too clear and you could see every individual light and it was too white. Also, way huge. I did like the flashing and rotating pattern. Well, moving on, I was wandering through Wally World and found a cheap other blinky light. Bought it and took it home. The lense is perfect, unfortunately, that is all. So after some thinking, I took the innards out of the Amazon light and put them in the Wally World light. Drastic improvement and way cheaper than the others I was looking at.
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Posted December 02, 2015 - 07:36 PM

Attached the light bar and ran some wires today and after the battery was hooked back up, I ran through all the switches. Everything works fine. Now, I just need to figure out how to point the lights more downward. The cheapies I bought only go to a little past 90°. I need the lights to go a wee bit lower.


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Posted December 02, 2015 - 08:48 PM

Just a picture...

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 06:26 AM

Looks like you'll have plenty of light !!!!!  You'll have to post some " night shots "   when you can


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Yesterday, I got the light bar pulled and did a quick chop and mount of a scrap piece of metal to see if that was a viable solution to getting the lights tipped lower. Well, I am happy to say, I think it will work fine, so now they are welded on and ready to be ground flat. Now all that needs done is a bit of hole drilling and painting.


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 08:17 PM

Got it ground smooth and the holes drilled today. Now, it is drying from two quick coats of paint.



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Posted December 04, 2015 - 08:20 PM

Looks good. That will be nice having all the light.

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 07:16 PM

Here are just a couple quick pictures after the drying and putting some reflective tape on the bar.

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Posted December 06, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Will you post a pic of your LEDs at work? I'd like do to see how they look and the beam they cast.

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Posted December 07, 2015 - 02:24 PM

I will, when I get time to get a night shot. I will try to hurry on that. I still have to aim them though and dial them in. It is however now attached to the tractor. Here is a picture of the light bar finally hooked up.

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Posted December 07, 2015 - 09:03 PM

Looks functionally good!




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