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fastcat
10-09-2007, 10:00 PM
here are the pics.
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd153/1fastcat1/P10004931.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd153/1fastcat1/P10004921.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd153/1fastcat1/P10004911.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd153/1fastcat1/P10004901.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd153/1fastcat1/P10004891.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd153/1fastcat1/P10004881.jpg

fastcat
10-09-2007, 10:02 PM
they are 55 watt halogen fog lights. these things are freakin bright.

tjsquickcuts
10-09-2007, 10:30 PM
You are going to blind someone driving with those things...lol....

T Total Lawncare
10-09-2007, 10:56 PM
It might be just me but I have never found the reason for putting lights on a mower. Is it just for finishing a job if you run out of daylight? There is no way I would set out to mow after dark or before sunrise. People would think I was crazy. No telling what you might run over hiding in the grass. Just seems like it would be a great liability. Like I say if your just trying to get finished it would be fine. If I look at my watch and see lighting is gonna be a issue I'll just bump them to the next day. It's hard enough trying to keep a line in heavy shadows but I would imagine using artificial light would drive you crazy. If it was a lighted ball field would be the only way I'd consider doing it.

fastcat
10-09-2007, 11:02 PM
its just for when i get caught in the dark doing fall clean ups.

tjsquickcuts
10-09-2007, 11:19 PM
Not a bad idea though for fall....

verant
10-09-2007, 11:24 PM
they are 55 watt halogen fog lights. these things are freakin bright.

where did you get the lights. And how did you hook them up to your battery? I have no knowledge of how to do this. Could you explain what you did and how they're mounted?

T Total Lawncare
10-09-2007, 11:27 PM
its just for when i get caught in the dark doing fall clean ups.

Ahhhh, well that makes more sense. Learn something every day.

fastcat
10-09-2007, 11:36 PM
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fastcat
10-09-2007, 11:38 PM
where did you get the lights. And how did you hook them up to your battery? I have no knowledge of how to do this. Could you explain what you did and how they're mounted?


i got the lights at walmart. auto zone has some better ones for the same price, found that out when i went to get a better togel switch. the lights have a ground on them that goes on the light mount bolt. then the hot goes into the togle switch then out to the battery. the back one is mounted to the top of the motor cage, the front one is mounted to a peice of angle iron i bolted to the front of the mower.

ccondie
10-09-2007, 11:59 PM
fastcat how did you wire them in so that thay work? i wouldnt know where to start. just hot to the batt. and common to somewhere else?

fastcat
10-10-2007, 12:08 AM
hot to the positive on the battery, other wire to ground

ccondie
10-10-2007, 12:12 AM
Thanks man, I think iam going to have to try this. even if it is just for looks most of the time. Where did you mound the toggle switch?

fastcat
10-10-2007, 12:15 AM
i put it on the isturment panel with everything else. the lights come with directions that can be easily followed.

fastcat
10-10-2007, 12:17 AM
its were that bright blue light is. and i mean bright. that thing almost blinds me

Supper Grassy
10-10-2007, 04:14 PM
Day light pics of placement might clear some things up