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how to add strobes/ leds to spreader?????

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Plow man Foster, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Hey guys i was just wondering how you guys add strobes to the back of your vbox/ spreaders....
    I like how "REAPER" did it
    Do you just add a controller and led's to the spreader by it self or can you wire the spreaders lights into the 7way somehow extended from the truck's led lights....
    heres reapers setup
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQOnBh40btw&feature=related
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    email dissociative and he will help you.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010
  3. It depends what lights you buy.
     
  4. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    All depends on what you want,

    I've setup on our vbox that when the electric clutch is on (throwing salt) a strobe flashes.. thats just done by adding a relay and tapping clutch wire for relay triger. and running wires to the back. Lucky fisher runs 3 extra wires in the harness to the back of a pro caster.

    The spot lights most people just run a wire from a switch in cab to back.

    I don't know snow-ex harness, but if they run exta wires for lighting it saves you time.
     
  5. Ditchdiggin

    Ditchdiggin Member
    Messages: 31

    What kind of salter do you have? Stainless, plastic, carbon steel??
     
  6. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    I run a liquid rig and a couple TruckCraft Tailgate spreaders D-icer................
     
  7. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    i hope he has a good battery
     
  8. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    1. Buy 2 LEDS 2. Mount LEDS To Spreader or Truck 3. Wire Positive With Fuse and Switch, Wire Ground To Truck 4. Plow, Salt ,Enjoy
     
  9. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Sound simple enough! might try it!
     
  10. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    Plow man Foster, Installed 2 Tomar Rect14(amber and clear) on my Salt Dogg Poly V-Box today. Used the factory brackets. Install of the lights took 10 minutes, wiring took another 1-1/2 hours. Wired the lights to my upfitter switches in the dash (2011 F350). Actually installed 10 of these on my truck today along with Whelen Vertex LED "strobes" in the front parking lamp housings and in the rear back-up lights. Took it outside in the dark about 30 minutes ago and it looks AWESOME !!!
     
  11. Put up some pics of the lights. And a video
     
  12. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Sounds Sweet as R&R said Post a pic or video when you get a chance! Im sure we all want to see them!
    Let me guess u got a big heated shop/garage?
    Thats the only thing about putting them in myself i dont have a heated garage so i would freeze!
    Unless i have priority one do them.....
     
  13. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Go HERE
    On the left of the page is a menu. Highlight "Lights/Lamps" and click "GO TO CATAGORY".

    Highlight the "LED-Warning Strobe Lamps, Maxxima" Click "GO TO PARTS PAGE".

    The lights I have are H.

    I drilled 2 holes for the attachment bolts and one larger hole for a grommet for the wires. Painted the holes I drilled, installed the grommets then I mounted the lights and let George/dissociative @ Wicked Warnings run the wires to a switch on the dash. Nice and neat with protective harness to the cab.

    There are 3 wires. one is if you want to setup a control pattern switch. We taped that one off and just ran power/ground and let them self sync. They will stay with the salter when I remove it in the spring as they have quick connects at the salter harness for power.