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Kubota 9540 camera question

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by MnM, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    I am not sure if this is a little over kill but I am looking into getting a camera and screen for my future Kubota with inverted snow blower. My question to those who use such a set up would you see a advantage to mounting a rear back up camera on the blower or somewhere in the back so you can see just how close you are to the garage with the blower. My goal is to get as close as possible to the garage since I will be doing 265 driveways. Or is this just a waste of time. And if that is worthless what about mounting it out front on the loader so you can see your front clearance and get as close as possible with the machine. I will be getting the radios, leds, and strobes installed as soon as i take delivery and can get a smoking deal on a screen with camera. Opinions and suggestions are welcome. Thanks yal
     
  2. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,198

    I really don't think you need it, also I would worry about it getting covered in snow all the time. When you are working with a blower, and its the least bit windy there is snow flying all over the place. Your windows get covered up very quickly. One thing that is a must, and it comes with every Kubota in Quebec is window defrost kits. You know the ones where you have little lines in your windows. These should be installed on the back window and on both side windows. If you do not, you will constantly be wiping your windows down because they will get fogged up.
     
  3. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I agree with Neige. I'd pass on the camera. Also make sure you get a rear window defroster. I'm glad I did. I wish I had them on the side window but dont. They constantly fog up.
     
  4. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,270

    Can those be added to the windows of a tractor, or is it built on to the glass?
     
  5. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    They're in the glass just like a rear window on a car. I'm not sure how those aftermarket kits online work that you can add on.
     
  6. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    What I did on our hydraulic front mount blower for our asv was take a set of plow markers and mount them at an angle so that they stick forward a bit. Then when they tough the garage door you know you are close enough.

    I will be mounting something similar to our inverted when it comes in. I like to leave about 12" in front of the door for safety.