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Quieting the "meat grinder" noise of a rotator

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by All Trades, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. All Trades

    All Trades Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 14

    I am looking for any tips to quiet my rotating light. I was thinking about putting rubber of some sort between the light and magnets. Anyone else tried anything for this problem?

    Thanks, Todd
  2. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I had a problem with the roof buckling on one truck, what I did was to get a can of Great Stuff, foam insulation in a can and fill the void between the inner and outer roof panels. This eliminated the buckling, but also lessened the noise from the light's motor as well. You don't get the tinny transmission of the motor noise.
  3. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Get a strobe,or a quieter rotator.You could also mount it on a post in one of the stack pockets.It will be a lot quieter back there.

    WOOFSPLOW Member
    Messages: 76

    Try some white lithium grease on the gears and spline - it worked for me. I now have all strobes - all four corners and mini lightbar.