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can't make up my d*#n mind

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Detroitdan, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I got a 12 head Whelen bar, and enough ambers to change it over. it has four little takedowns together in the center, and two halogen flashers on the rear. I can't decide whether to turn the light around or not. I'd like to use the 4 takedown for rear work lights, but I'd also like to have rear halogen flashers for those times when I want the strobes off. Additionally, I'd really like to have stt taillights in the bar. I have plenty of red and clear lenses, but I can't move everything to the rear the way I want to. I can put some little fog lights I have on my backrack, or I can get some small led taillights to mount up there somewhere. Just seems like a waste to have such a big bar with no room for the things I'd like. Honestly, I'd much rather have a plain old Towman's Edge, but this is what I have to work with. I actually brought this 12 head back after getting frustrated with it, got an ancient 8 head. It only had the 4 outer strobes working (fine with me), but it was in really rough shape and the strobes made such a high pitched squeal I figured that if they didn't die right away, I'd be scaring the horses at the farm I plow. So I got the 12 head back. Which is way too much light for plowing, but whatever.
    One good thing is either way I decide to mount it, I can run all rear strobes along with the two end strobes, which is what I wanted.
    I think I'm going to probably forego the flashers, run it backwards with the takedowns for work lights, unplug the two center strobes that I can't find amber for, and forget about taillights for now.
    Maybe I'll have to take it to Blueline to see if he can set it up so I can runs strobes in pairs, It would be nice to not have so many going all the time.Or I'll just have to get in there and unplug most of them...
    Anyway, I don't really have a question, I'm just rambling
  2. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    sounds like me .... you really dont see a lot of plow trucks running full size overhead bars .... i bought a 10 head 3 yrs ago ... but i only plow snow and do some other things through out the year .. so i full bar for me is overkill .... so i kept my lil lfl patriot .. fits better on the truck ..
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    We have fullsize bars, you can see use coming :)