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gtmorgan89
03-02-2010, 11:27 PM
I did use the search function before even thinking about posting this.*trucewhiteflag*


I am in planning on putting lights on 2 Toro Z Masters before the season starts. Both mowers are diesel (one Kubota, and one Diahatsu). Since these mowers have alternators, will I be able to run more voltage? Does anyone have recommendations on placement of the lights or a good brand to get? I have been looking at these.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_352679_352679

STIHL GUY
03-03-2010, 12:02 AM
i bought reverse lights for my truck at pepboys and ended up mounting them to my leaf loader for when im sucking piles in the dark

SouthSide Cutter
03-03-2010, 12:03 AM
My Grasshoppers had them and what I got now doesnt. I looked at some from the manufacture and they were 275.00. Think Ill run something like your looking at, just putting one on each side and adding a switch. Cant be very expensive.

Tinkerer
03-03-2010, 12:50 AM
You don't want those lights. They will have a narrow mostly straight ahead focus. You want 12v flood lights. Northerntool will have them. Farm stores and many auto parts stores will carry them. Depending upon the alternator, you should be able to run 2 lights or maybe 3. If the battery is running low or the alternator wears out, you use too many lights. If you setup a fuse block and switches you could wire up more lights but just use whatever limit of 2 or 3 you can use.

gtmorgan89
03-03-2010, 12:54 AM
You don't want those lights. They will have a narrow mostly straight ahead focus. You want 12v flood lights. Northerntool will have them. Farm stores and many auto parts stores will carry them. Depending upon the alternator, you should be able to run 2 lights or maybe 3. If the battery is running low or the alternator wears out, you use too many lights. If you setup a fuse block and switches you could wire up more lights but just use whatever limit of 2 or 3 you can use.

I would rather do it right the first time, and hopefully not have to replace anything, lol. What is the best way to do a fuse block?

Hawg City Lawns
03-03-2010, 01:21 AM
maybe on the rops im thinking some normal cheap fog lights would do the job or if you want super bright you can always look into getting the led lights they use on the toyota forklifts

SeedPro
03-03-2010, 01:33 AM
You don't want those lights. They will have a narrow mostly straight ahead focus. You want 12v flood lights. Northerntool will have them. Farm stores and many auto parts stores will carry them. Depending upon the alternator, you should be able to run 2 lights or maybe 3. If the battery is running low or the alternator wears out, you use too many lights. If you setup a fuse block and switches you could wire up more lights but just use whatever limit of 2 or 3 you can use.

Exactly. The clear lenses are long range driving lights. You need a diffused lens.

I have these as back up lights on my plow truck and am going to mount a few on my Zspray for late day or nightime apps.

I'd put four of them on a mower and they give great light.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_352681_352681

I dont think a fuse block is needed and I dont even run a relay. Ground to switch to battery and badaboom badabing.....they have worked for three years running.

clinicalengineer
03-03-2010, 09:51 AM
What about like a street glow LED tube across the front of foot rest? You would have low current draw wide angle lighting right at the front of the deck. And you wouldn't need to have the rops in the full upright position in order for it to operate.

http://fullerinnovations.com/files/led_tubes_large.gif

mowerbrad
03-03-2010, 10:22 AM
I had always thought it was kind of stupid to put lights on a mower up until this past fall, when I had to end early because it was getting a little too dark and I wouldn't have enough light to finish a 30 minute job, so I'd have to put it off until later. But now, the new deere I'm getting is getting a pair put on when it gets delivered.

bryansong
03-03-2010, 02:20 PM
Last year I purchased a new Wildcat with the light kit installed. I know you don't need the lights very often but on those hot summer evenings when you need to work a little late, blasting your lawn mower noise for all the neighbors to hear keeping them up late, thats when those lights come in handy.
Kidding, I'm happy I have mine.

Bryansong

dwost
03-03-2010, 05:45 PM
I purchased these last year, worked great, however due to being a glass lens they broke at the end of the season.

http://www.amazon.com/Hella-1672-Optilux-55-Watt-Light/dp/B0002MA2P4/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1267652257&sr=8-16

I have now purchased these and can't wait to get them installed. I really like the fact they make a lens cover (on the bottom of the page which I also purchased) to protect them. Hoping these will work even better.

http://www.autobarn.net/helauxligff.html?site=google_base