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big stupid bright overbuilt backup light

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Diesel Dan, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

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    Got the LED bar off ebay for $130, probably $40-$60 worth of materials (I used what I had in my shop)

    Took me a full day to design, build, sandblast (old gnarly steel) and paint.

    I put a hitch receiver on the bottom for a tow shackle in case I get stuck or need to pull someone during a storm, or so I can move a trailer without taking this thing out of my hitch.

    Toggle on the left side switches between reverse activation, or on with marker lights.

    Weighs probably 50lbs
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
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  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Looks great.......nicely protected.
     
  3. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Kinda looks like the one on the back of your inverted. :)
     
  4. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    What now? You've confused me
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    How's the lil Deere working oot?

    Jim said it was hard to enter\exit, I thought it was fine.
     
  6. antbarbato

    antbarbato Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Very nice, built one last year and cant plow without it. I had two 6" round led lights though. I bet that bar is bright as hell!!
     
  7. jkrezdorn

    jkrezdorn Member
    Messages: 38

    That is freakin awesome!
     
  8. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    Can you put that on an independent switch so that when someone is tailgating you, you can blind them ?


    Oh yeah.... Pictures at night to see it's pattern on the ground / buildings would be nice.
     
  9. delong17

    delong17 Senior Member
    from 48009
    Messages: 181

    i would buy one of those in a heart beat? any chance you want to make another? Looks perfect.
     
  10. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Nice. Kind of looks like mine I built. See sig for link.
    T.J.
     
  11. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    I can just throw my truck in reverse if someone is tailgating me :D

    I didn't wire to the cab, I thought about that but figured the trailer plug would be simple / cleaner.

    I'll take some pictures of it at night next storm (If that happens this year)
     
  12. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    If you are seriously interested I could come up with a price

    BUT.

    It wouldn't be cheap, and I'm not going to ship one of these things!
     
  13. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    looks nice, only concern i have is power draw on the backup light circuit without a relay set up?
     
  14. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Little Deere, great, Ventrac salter great, v blade we're still getting the hang of it. Right setup for us. I have a short young man operating it - he has no problem getting in or out. :)
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    Most if not all are relayed power already. The question is if the amp draw is higher than planed. I'll guess high and say the is about a 6-8 amp draw. That's not much.
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    My only concern is resupplying the spreader with salt. Otherwise I would be all over it.

    Still might be eventually.
     
  17. delong17

    delong17 Senior Member
    from 48009
    Messages: 181

    What do you think the figure would be? No need for the added hitch at the bottom.

    I seriously am interested. Im from Michigan, where in MI are you from?
     
  18. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Works fine on my 2003 Chevy
     
  19. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Spreader holds 350 lbs
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    And being you spread it exactly where you want\need it, plus being able to control the application rate much better, it probably goes quite a bit further than 350# in a rotary type spreader.