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Getting my first plow and have a question...

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by jrebocho, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. jrebocho

    jrebocho Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 7

    Do I need to get a flasjing light for the top of my truck? I do plan on plowing out friends and family.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,569

    They are not needed here, but some locals do require them. They come in very handy in high traffic areas. IMO get one. It does not hurt to be seen!
     
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Local ordinances vary. Check yours.
     
  4. jrebocho

    jrebocho Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 7

    Great... If I do, and I just might get one. Where can I get one somewhat cheap (besides EBay)?
     
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    Get one. It makes people aware that you are there plowing, and that they should drive like idiots within a 30' radius of you.:angry:
     
  6. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    You can get one at pretty much any autoparts store like AutoZone or PepBoys. Even Meijer and Walmart have cheap ones.
     
  7. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Tractor Supply has them but don't get a false sense of protection. They mean absolutly nothing to some people. They are on a mission and don't have time to worry about a plow truck. Look at the police cars that get hit while on the side of the road and they have lights galore. Sometimes the lights attracts people.
     
  8. Mad Plow

    Mad Plow Junior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 25

    Were I live our laws require lights commercal or private if you plow with in 8 ft of a road way City or State, so check your regs.
     
  9. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

  10. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    I wouldn't buy a cheap one, you'll just have to replace it a hundred times. I'd spend the money the first time. All the best!!