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halogen lights for Hustler ztr ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by captken, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    anyone know of a recommended setup for front lights? the ones on the Walker front mount mower look interesting. I want to install some on my Hustler Z. Got photos?
  2. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    I'm not talking about using the Walker setup, more like a do it your self installation?
  3. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    BushHogBoy mounted a homemade set up on his SCAG if i remember correctly. Ask him...he'll be sure to post more than enough pics for you to see it.
  4. lee b

    lee b LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,580

    I mounted a pair of lights on my z. Took about 5 minutes, drill 2 holes to mount the lights and another one for the switch, run your wire and tie off on the battery, simple. I've been using mine for 2 years, without a problem, do alot of night mowing.
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I need a new mower this year. But I need headlights. Why should I pay 12K-14K for a mower ands then have to rig up lights. If you do decide to install them yourself, don't do a "5 minute" job. Make sure that you install a relay and have it fused properly.
  6. Piedmont Lawn

    Piedmont Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

  7. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    Does the battery put out enough and can the 13A alternator keep up?
  8. Piedmont Lawn

    Piedmont Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    Scott's T,

    So far the battery has held up well, not really had a chance to run them much over 5 to 10 mins at a time since I put them on in October.

    I don't think factory battery would hold them for an extended period but for finishing up several passes, loading the trailer or just plain running around in the dark :D they work fine.....

  9. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    that seems like a good solution...I wish I could see the brackets in the picture. Good picture by the way!
    On the question concerning battery drain and alt. output, I wonder how our setups differ from 4 wheelers or motorcycles? Both of which can be found with halogen lights.
  10. Ricks Z28

    Ricks Z28 LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 122

    The MAIN issue with lights is the fact that they take a certain amount of AMPS to operate. The problem comes into play when you are using your electric clutch for mowing or other things ( if you are using your clutch). What happens is your clutch requires a certain amount of Amps to work properly. When it doesn't get the amperage it needs , it slips and wears out. It's a gradual process and the damage is done over time.

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