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Scag light kit? Worth it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Fall clean-ups were great money this year. But I seemed to run out of light before I ran out of energy. Thinking about a Scag light kit for my Wildcat. Anybody have any thoughts on these? How much are they?payup
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Dont hold me to it, but I think some where around $160-$180 , which I think is over rated in my book

  3. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    I have a light kit on my walker I can't tell you how much it has helped. I have a few commercial props that I can mow when ever so I go out in the summer sometimes about 5am to beat the heat. Even if you use them a few times to finish up last job for the day think of the drive time not having to come back. It has been a good investment for us.
  4. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    You can make your own for cheaper.:) Buy your own brackets and lights. Or you could make it yourself.:)

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Priced 1 last season 159,to high for me make you own.
  6. Scag413

    Scag413 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,287

    I agree Make Your Own! I paid $22 for 2 lights. We drilled some holes and they are all mounted. I figure an extra $5 for for wire and a toggle switch. For less than $30, it is easy and really nice on the pocket book.
  7. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Sounds like making my own should be easy. Where do you tie in for power? At the battery itself?
  8. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Check out the thread titled "Mower Lights" from 01-22-06. work_it posted some photos (post #9 I think) of lights installed on a Tiger. I'm going to try his method on mine. Thanks for the help...

  9. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    I have a Walker with the Walker light kit($125.00) and I have the Scag light kit on my sabre tooth($150.00). They both work very well, however the Scag could use a third light on the front to eliminate a slight shadow directly in front of the deck. It runs directly off the battery thru a fuse and toggle switch. The Walker lights go thru the ignition switch to a toggle switch. I frequently do large commercials at night, especially when its 95 degrees during the day.
  10. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    I'm going to Walmart today and look at some options. I think I have a ATV light kit I bought a few years ago that I never used. That might work as well.

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