Lights on a WB mower...can it be done?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkwl, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey guys, I was thinking ahead to fall today and I remembered how hard it was for me to be mowing my lawns in the dark last year. I have more clients this year and got to thinking, can I put lights on my 48" Bob-Cat WB mower? My Bob-Cat has a charging coil for the electric clutch, but no battery. Could I run a single floodlight, and still have enough juice to properly run the clutch? Has anyone ever done this before on a WB... how well does it work?

    Thanks in advance,
    Matt
     
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone...can it be done?
     
  3. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if it's electric start, it should be easy.
     
  4. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm interested in this to. But, I have a Exmark walkbehind that is recoil start. Will I need some sort of battery inorder for it to work?
     
  5. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's a recoil start but has a clutch charging coil...can it be done?
     
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    To run a large enough light, you probably won't have enough power.
     
  7. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i would say as long as the amperage diverted to run the lights doesn't interfere, then yes. but i don't know for sure as i have never tried anything like that on a recoil setup. see what the lights call for as far as amperage, what the spec is for the coil, and make sure the lights don't create too much draw. but again, i have never done it so i can't say for sure.
     

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