Mowing at Night - Ferris 2010 200Z

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by kena48, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. kena48

    kena48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Well, I was bored and this took way too long, but it came out nice. These are 55W driving lights, that cost less than 20 bucks.

    When I do get caught finishing up at night, there were two problems:

    - seeing just forward of the line you are attempting to cut

    - seeing the deck as you go around a tree truck etc.

    Normal lawnmower headlights are fine for finding your way around, but these high mounted lights will actually help finish up the mowing.

    They mounted where the roll bar folds and the wires go through the roll bar. That took the most time - using a long piece of bailing wire to pull the wires & plastic sleeves through. The new lights were spliced into the existing factory light kit - "prior" to the factory plug that the factory light kit plugs into. So all 4 lights then plug into the receptacle under the seat. That plug is on a 20 Amp accessory fuse.

    So the factory light kit helps you see where you're going but these high lamps flood the area around the deck. It REALLY light up the night! ...and looks pretty cool too.



    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  2. LR3

    LR3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 722

    Looks nice, I may add some lights to mine sometime but I try not to get caught out too late. Nice machine
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    those would be gone in a day with my guys and conditions.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    That looks pretty cool. I would love to see them in action!
  5. A.Landscaping

    A.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    Thats cool i would like too see it in action!
  6. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    I've got lights similar to that on the plow for my YTH180 and they put out some serious light!
  7. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    Nice i like it.
  8. kena48

    kena48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

  9. T.M. LAWNS

    T.M. LAWNS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    That's a great setup, who makes the light kit & where do you get them? :clapping:
  10. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    I have the same lights on my Z. they work well and are cheap.

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