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Strobes for plowing

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by stroker51, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    Hey guys, i think i'm gonna buy a 97 F350 Powerstroke Single rear wheel 4x4 and put a 7.5 ft meyer w/ pro wings on it for now till I can justify a Boss or Western V. Anyhow, i want to set this one up right, get the strobes in the turn signals, light bar on top, etc. I had too many close encounters plowing last week with people just not freakin seeing me. What does everybody run as far as strobes go, and where can I get them for the old body style Fords? Thanks.
  2. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,176

    It doesn't really matter what style ford you have. The hidden strobes that youre talking about fit into holes that you drill into the back of the lights in which you want the strobes in. Then screw in the flash bulbs and wire 'em up.

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    Being from GA, I obviously do not plow.

    My only point is that you might wanna think about the glare issue. This might now be a factor, but that's the first thing I thought of. We've went totally LED on our fire apparatus. Before with strobes the rain, sleet, and snow would cause horrible glare problems. The LED's have eliminated this.

    Of course with LED's, putting them in existing light sockets are not possible with high quality LED's.
  4. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    I agree, a stobe bar will give you a huge headache while plowing, I would only go halogen, or if you can afford them LEDs. LEDs are the best of the best IMO. The hideaways in the front will drive you nuts reflecting off the plow. You might want consider only putting them in the rear.
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    I agree with only putting them in the rear of the truck. It's not going to help you if they are in the front.JMO
  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I will also agree the flashback from strobes, particularly from clear ones, is a real PIA in snowy conditions. Not a good option for a plow truck IMHO.
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

  9. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    You also may want to do a search at http://www.plowsite.com you can get alot of good info there for snow and ice.
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    what ever you do get something people sometimes dont think or dont care

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