anybody with lights?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeffnovi306, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. jeffnovi306

    jeffnovi306 LawnSite Member
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    I want to put a couple lights on my tank, there nice late in the season when it gets dark early., cub sells a kit for $130.00. but I think I can pick some up cheaper than that. I just am not sure how many amps is safe to draw without stressing out the charging system. Anybody got an idea, let me know what you are using, any input is welcome. thanks:usflag:
     
  2. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I love the lights on my mower, it has helped me finish a fall job many, many times. you can get some really good tractor lights at tractor supply. look in your manual, it should tell you in the specs, what type charging system it is. something like 14-16 amps would sound right though.
     
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    $130 sounds like a lot to me also.
    Hold on....
     
  4. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i spent around $40 or $50 on the lights for my mower. all the wire, toggle switch ( on/off ) and the lights i got at auto zone. very simple hook up brighter than the lights that exmark had.
     
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I sound like i should work for Lesco. My sales rep called me and told me about a new light kit they now have for the ZTWO. And thats the same as the TANK. So i bet its much cheaper if you call Lesco.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Too easy to do. A Tractor supply utility light (go with the spot, not the flood- I've tried both), wire, a toggle, fuse, and fusable link. I fabricated my own bracket out of angle iron. Let me see if can find the link to the thread that has my pictures on it....
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=53539&page=2&highlight=angle+light

    I just took a piece of angle iron, cut a 90 degree "V" in one side, folded it over and welded it. I then drilled it, painted it, and bolted it to the side of the mower. The wire goes directly to the battery. I can turn it on even when the mower is off.
     
  7. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why did you put in a fuseable link?
     
  8. Dixie Rob

    Dixie Rob LawnSite Member
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    I don't know about your tank, but I am going to install lights on my Dixie and the factory rep told me no more than 25 Amps and it would not void my warranty and wouldn't stress the system.

    You can get some darn good fog lights/running lights at your local parts store that will be way less than 25 Amps. I was thinkin of some little self enclosure 55w fog lights for mine.
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, that's what I said "hold on...." about.

    But the dang Lesco website is so screwed up and non-functioning since they changed it that I just said screw it while trying to find it.

    :hammerhead:
     
  10. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A couple of weeks ago I field tested a Dixon for Turf magazine and was impressed with the light setup they use. One light on the front of each gas tank and a third one aimed at the trim side of the deck. This makes sense because this is an area that needs good light so you won't bang into stuff.

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