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Recommendation for Work Lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Doakster, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    I might need a set of work lights for my tractor. What would you guys recommend.

    Keep in mind these will function as my head lights, I'm going to mount them on the top of a ROPS bar and project forward.

    I'm thinking two facing forward, and possibly one facing back, a square style light, has to throw out a pretty good amount out light, so I'm thinking Halogen not LED. Don't want to brake the bank either of course

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    i have a set of cat lights on my back rack and i love them
    so i would recommend those
    they ran me 90 for the pair and i cant find a way to break them
     
  3. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    got a link?
     
  4. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

  5. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Interesting....where did you end up picking them up? Cat dealer?
     
  6. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    i got mine from blue line enterprises
    i think you could probably get them from a local cat dealer as well
     
  7. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    part number 142-8637 lamp G
     
  8. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    ??? What light are you referring to?
     
  9. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    those posted above.....i concur
     
  10. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Gotcha thanks..
     
  11. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i use the rubber cased auxiliary work lights from napa. $9.99
    they work quite well as a flood style light.
    i have them on all the tractors at my buddies farm, and i use them as auxiliary reverse lights under the bumpers on the trucks.
     
  12. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    might have to do some shopping at NAPA.....so they throw out alot of light? I need them to really project in front of the tractor from the ROPS bar....think they will project at least 20-30ft in front of the tractor?

    Can't beat that price for 9.99, I'm going to build a protective cage for them as well.
     
  13. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    they ligh up about 25 feet or so. probably not enough light to read a newspaper, but enough to see if something is laying on the ground. i have had them on my 88 since it was new, and i can see well enough behind me in my mirrors that i have never run anything over.
     
  14. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I have work lights on my truck. They are just some cheapo off-road lights from Wally World and they do me well.
     
  15. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    I use the napa lights as back ups and there awsome I have sevral roads I have to back up the lenth of the road cause theres no place to turn around and they are well worth the money I think they are made by PM or Grote Idk which.
     
  16. Tractor Plower

    Tractor Plower Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    HOBBS 3x5 or 4x6 work lights, you can probably pick some up at your local Deere dealer, with their name on the box. $35 a light, work quite well. different patterns, so be sure you get what you want.

    -mike
     
  17. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    Doakster, I have always used the Napa lights for aux back up lights. They are good for that purpose, but for a high projection light pointing forward I would do with something different. The CAT lights are nice lights and would probably work for your forward facing lights. :salute:
     
  18. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    JD lights

    Have a set of those Hobbs 3x5 lights from John Deere on are 3203 and there great.
     
  19. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  20. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650