Fall is here and to take advantage of the earlier starts before Tee time we are adding extra light to give the operator a good view for mowing . Only a few key vehicles are getting them . LED was the way to go with there low amperage you can install them easily in the factory light circuit .
Both our triplexes were installed with an extra LED facing the rear of the machine .
Great viewing for the operators when backing up.
Made a light bar for smaller tractor . Power source came from the rear tail lights which has its own 20 amp circuit ,
Wires ran up inside roll bar to feed the lights.
I had these halogen flood and trapezoid lights to wire in . 3 in front 1 rear . I was concerned about the amps and circuit but it works out great . Otherwise I would have had to tuck in a relay in the tail light and run additional power source from the battery .
Front well lit up .
Up next the 8800 rough units . These guys pretty much go non stop . The earlier they can get out the better .
First I ran 2 x 16 gauge inside 3/8 split wire loom ,then mounted lights using zip ties . Never a good idea to drill or weld on a Roll Bar ( ROPs)
Then expose the wire where needed to attach lights .
Not A big fan using butt joints in wiring but will use it here at the end of the run .
These joint connectors from lawsons have the heat shrink built in .
Already to tape
and tuck back into wire loom .
in the mid run section I'll cut into the sheathing in 2 places to expose the wire .
Strip up a a good inch off light wiring and wrap around like in picture above .
Using my mini torch solder the wires together with a small gauge resin solder .
First of 2 coats of liquid electrical tape. wrap with electrical tape and put back in wire loom .
Same idea for the front light .
Also used the same process to hook into OEM lights . Ground was run to a frame bolt .
Lots of rear to side lighting
Tried it out on * rough this morning . Big improvement .