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Back up alarms?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by J & B Lawncare, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. J & B Lawncare

    J & B Lawncare Member
    Messages: 88


    I was wondering how many of us use back up alrms? Does insurance require anyone to use them?

    J & B Lawncare
  2. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    i use the alarm, it suchs at times, but in ct. if you get cought without it you could get a fine,from d.o.t
  3. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    I have one, its switched as they do get anoying at times. Not required but I thought it was a good idea
  4. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Run em on all my trucks & equipment except my pick-up cause it didn't come with one!
  5. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i have installed them on my salting and sanding trucks but not on my other vehicles because we plow a couple apartment complexes and i dont feel the tenants would be happy with me at 2:00 in the morning.
  6. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    If you are up shouldn't they???
  7. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    all trucks we use have them on and working.
  8. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I have magnaflow 3 inch dual exhaust back up alarms.

  9. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    :dizzy: :gunsfiring: :gunsfiring:
  10. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    We run them on all trucks except for pickups, due to a wider field of vision. :cool:
  11. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    We run them on every truck... :D
  12. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I run them on both dump trucks on toggle switches. No need for them in the middle of the night in wide open lots, but for day time use (especially in grocery stores etc.) because people run around like Lemmings.... :D
  13. Exciteable

    Exciteable Member
    Messages: 38

    I have a combo halogen back up light/alarm in my left side tailight.

    It isn't as loud as your standard back up alarm (which is good)...
    But it's loud enough for a pedestrian to hear it. Let's face it, no matter how loud the alarm, how many people in cars, with their windows rolled up, their heater fans on high, etc. are going to hear one anyway.
  14. Exciteable

    Exciteable Member
    Messages: 38


    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I just put one on my truck last week. Got a small one on ebay. I got it hooked to a switch inside the cab and to my back up light, so that I can turn it off when I'm not plowing. Once the switch is on, whenever I put the truck in reverse, it automatically comes on, and if the switch is off, it won't come on when I put the truck in reverse.
  16. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    If I recall, mine is something like 130 decibles... it's called a Grote Big Mouth ;) If people can't hear it, it's because they are deaf.
  17. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    130 Db? :dizzy: Nobody doin this :sleeping: