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Lighted Guide Markers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Nabattery, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Nabattery

    Nabattery Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey guys,

    I was thinking of going to Radio Shack, and buying 2 led light... 1 for the top of each plow stake and using electrical tape to secure the wires all the way down them, and then connecting it right into the plows power. Im gonna give it a shot, i figured it might be easier to see at night, as my stakes are faded. This is my first year plowing ( i plow for the town). I dont think they are necessary, but i think it would be pretty cool. Let me know what you guys think.
  2. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Wire running down the mull board just don't seem like a good idea.
    Even if you run them in a conduit you need enough extra wire to allow the blade to trip and angle.
    That extra wire will cake with snow, get pinched, ripped off, etc.
    I think it might be more trouble then it is worth.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    it seems cool but it may be more trouble to hook it up and keep it going than its worth. you will acquire a sence of how close you are to things even with the faded markers after a few storms. maybe put some reflective tape on the markers so they show up better
  4. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 627

    I believe these are already alvailable for purchase.
  5. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    why would you want more lights reflecting in your eyes?
  7. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    So he can look cool....DUH ;)

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

  9. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    no way that would work all winter long
  10. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,317

    If you think you need it go for it. I think your idea would look better than those other ones that are like rope lights. I would be more worried about people seeing your plow rather than you if you are plowing for a town and doing mostly roads (I'm assuming). Maybe reflective tape of the edges of the moldboards and side of the plow frame so you don't get hit.
  11. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

  12. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    let us know if it works for the whole storm. I too think they would get riped off after a little while, maybe find some small battery operated ones? No wires....
  13. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Dang...I forgot the "cool" factor
    why not get some blinky ones too? lmao
  14. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    would work awesome wit a trip edge IMO
  15. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Get some blinky ones that you can change color for the season/holiday...
  16. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

  17. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    yeah, that might work..

    your giving me ideas now LOL
  18. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Use some AA batteries inside the marker, with LEDs should last awile especially with a '555 to strobe it
  19. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    how does the trip edge even work in, why would the wire need to run that far down if its for the markers.
  20. k5PlowGuy

    k5PlowGuy Member
    Messages: 40

    No the wires don't need to run that far down. He was talking about the trip action on the blade, if he doesn't have slack in the wiring and the blade folds over it will rip out his wiring.