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Intensifires not lighting up road

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by BigDave12768, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    My new big lights wont light up road.

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  2. scot43

    scot43 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    the first question is Why do you have a deflector on an X-blade. they are designed to not need it. i have an 8' 6" X-blade and have not needed one in 4 years.
     
  3. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    lower the blade just a little bit or make a spacer and raise the intensifires
    also everyone around here runs the deflectors on the xblade especially for roads/lots
     
  4. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    I run one on mine out of necessity. It has made a huge difference as 90% of my plowing is roads
     
  5. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    You should fab up a piece of angle to go on top of that deflector to push it and keep it down. JMO
     
  6. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446


    Stacks snow higher is one reason. I think the other reason is once you own one. Every plow after has to have it. You dont have to get out of the truck so many times to clean snow out from under wipers.
     
  7. Doc Holiday

    Doc Holiday Member
    Messages: 36

    2 small chains on either side to hold it down seem to help with highway speed driving.I think raising the lights a bit may impair your vision.
    Other trick is 1/2 strip of metal the complete length of deflector weights it down but lets it stack.(bolt every 12 to 16 in or?) Chain could also be used with this method, but use hooks on the deflector for highway driving and disconnect for stacking.
     
  8. harddock

    harddock Member
    from mass
    Messages: 67

    If your totally disatisfied with intensifiers I'll gladly trade you for the older style.
     
  9. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    post was kinda of joke. I was doing 70mph in a 65mph. Thats rt24 in Randolph. It only pops up over 60mph. And I dont really do much highway driving with plow on
     
  10. Big Dog D

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

    I used mine for 4 years plowing everything there is to plow and never felt the need for one even after putting sno-foils on virtually every Fisher I ever owned.
     
  11. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    It worked fine without it i guess, but honestly it works way better for me with the deflector as i have much less blowover now.

    I dont have to get out so often and bang off my windshield wipers, and thats reason enough for me.
     
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    o yea...then why does the deflector say x-blade on it?
     
  13. T&MSnowMan

    T&MSnowMan Member
    Messages: 42

    Getting back on track here...LOL...we have two plows with the Intesifire lights and they are night and day to the old style lights...If you're not satisfied with those ya might as well get yourself a spotlight..!!...You dont like em I will gladly take them off your hands...PM me if ya wanna get rid of them!..

    And now back OFF track...I put a rubber deflector on our plows before last season and again the difference is night and day...not cleanin the wipers off as much, not getting blinded by the snow spraying over the plow...I need to put a piece of flat bar across top to pinch it however...but overall pleased...!
     
  14. scot43

    scot43 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I only plow streets and agree that on the older Fishers you needed one, the X-blade has not needed one plowing up to 25 to 30 mph.....