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I would like to know if anyone on this forum has added "EXTRA LIGHT'S" to their garden tractor ? Maybe just for look's or maybe so they can work way into the wee dark hours or to see how to move snow etc? Maybe if you could you might even POST SOME PICTURES":
S. J. JODY and Topdj ya'll can't post any answer to this question because we all know ya'll all have a AM / FM /CD player along with your T.V and a ICE CHEST on your tractors. :coffee: :clown:
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The only "extra" lights on my GT are the two led marker lights used as tail lights replacing the original reflectors and the flashing amber warning light on the roof of the snow cab. I also have an electric wiper on the cab.

Not sure if you're asking how much you can draw off the charging system but I use all these and the headlights at the same time with the original 4 yr old battery and no modifications to the charging system.

I was thinking of adding 1 or 2 tractor work lights like those round ones at northern tool or jc whitney to the roof of the cab, but the snow reflects enough light that I don't think I need them.
 

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Neighbor down the road from me added extra lights to his JD LX280. He went to the local auto parts store and bought some of those cheap driving lights for you car and wired in the whole system for under $30.00. He already had the bumper so he drilled the holes in the bumper and added the lights running the wire on the opposite side from his exhaust. He used zip ties to keep everything clear of moving parts. It really looks good and if I get time and see him putting around. I see if I can snap some pictures.
 

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Power=Voltage x Amperage.

if you have a 15 amp alt like my 212 does you can go up to 180 watts or less

pritty simlpe if you have a 12 volt system and a 15 amp alt you get 180

15x12= 180 you just need to know how much your tractor makes
 

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no lights sam.. but i did ad a DVD player... :furious: :furious:


actually the lights on my ride are pretty good.. they are plenty bright.
 

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I don't have additional lights on the GT, but I intend on adding one or two too my snowblower attachment... when it's installed it blocks the lights..making snowblowing at night interesting to say the least.
 

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Great question Sam and very timely.

I was thinking of doing the same thing. Nothing worse than backing down your driveway and getting smoked by some guy cause he can't see your headlights for the snow banks.

Giving this some thought, I bought 2 lights, but have not installed them yet.
The first is a battery operated flashing light, like the kind you'd put on your bicycle for night driving.
<img src="http://www.vistalite.com/vistalite_03/ANIflasher.gif".

The second light I picked up on sales is one of those cheesy colored light bars. Why, I'm not real sure. It has a lighter socket and switch on it already (but I do not have a lighter adapter on the tractor), or I could just hard wire it right into the lights I suppose.
<img src="http://images.canadiantire.ca/media/images/Automotive/TruckVanSUV/MudSplashGuards/0411667_100_CC_22b15.jpg">

My biggest problem right now is where to mount them. I figure since I'll be putting my box scraper on for additional weight, I would mount it there. But, I don't wanna hard wire anything because I removed the box scraper to mow.

One additional thought, how you do you install a flasher? Thinking a plain old automotive type flasher, but there are 2 prong and 3 prong. Which would you use?

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You can also replace the stock bulbs with some that have a higher output for more visability.
 

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Well, after having added the cigarette lighter adapter, I mounted the lights I posted above.

The flashing red light is a bicycle type light which can either be solid or flashing (I like it flashing). It is attached directly to the box scaper on the round vertical bar used to swivel the blade.

I mounted the neon light bar on a piece of 1x3 and then attached it on a couple of brackets to get it high enough to be seen over the box scaper. This one plugs into the cigarette lighter adapter I added next to the battery.

Sorry about the photo quality, my camera sucks and FROZE (by that I mean cold) while it was processing the picutre.
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/bwiswell/Tractor/Jam163.jpg">

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Rodster,
Nothing wrong with making yourself as visable as possible. When I'm plowing snow at my mom's place in NJ, the yuppies in their Japanese super cars drive by the driveway at 50-60 mph in a 35 MPH zone. We've had more than one end up in the lawn. Mt tractor is tough, but I'm sure I'd lose a game of tag with a 3,000 pound car going 50. I've improved the lights on the tractor in hopes that they see me before they attempt to kill me:D
 

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Originally posted by Rodster
Did you notice it even had a CB radio? later I added a car sterio.
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That is way cooool!
 

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WOW Rod!

What a monster. Talk about a head turner. Does it sound like a monster truck too?

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Hi
Here is what I used on my 4 wheel drive Sears tractor. A little overkill but they could see me. HA HA
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:smoking: Roll me another i can still see the picture:smoking:

<img src=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/bwiswell/Tractor/Jam163.jpg>
 

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Hi
I started out running the stock 10 HP Briggs then I went to a two cyl 16 HP. I used it for about 4 years then I scraped it out. It was fun building it just to see if I could make it work.
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snowmower, i added a 2 prong 552 flasher in the single wire off the switch that feeds my tail lights, they flash fine. hope this helps.
 
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