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Rotator Lightbar Suggestions

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Joe Snow, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I don't want to permanently mount anything to the roof of my truck, so I'm looking at rotators only becuase they'll save considerable $$ over strobe lightbar. Mini & mag mount.
    Also, who has experience with these not blowing off their truck? Are the mags that good to keep 'em in place?

    Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance....
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  2. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I have been using a federal signal mini rotator, it grabs attention good. I have never had it mover over the winter, and I think it was right around 100 bucks.
     
  3. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

  4. bharry20

    bharry20 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    all but one of my light bars are permenent mount. the one magnet mount is only that way because i can't get into a freind's garage with it on. it is the Federal Signal Aerodynic and they are quite tall. it holds to the truck pretty well because it is held down by 4 CB antenna magnets. those were the only thing I counld find to hold it and it has only been tested up to 75 MPH, after that it is anybody's guess as I don't want to push that truck all that hard. the rest are on trucks that do much over the limit as I use them to respond to the fire department and I don't want chance them coming off! it would be ideal if you could get a back rack and then permently mount the light to that then you don't have holes in the truck and you don't have to worry about it coming off.
     
  5. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Bully/Baja makes a neat rack that mounts where your cab mounted brake light is. Check it out here.
     
  6. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    That is a pretty neat mount. Never seen anything like it. Kind of pricey, but for the problem it solves for me, may be worth it. I have seen backracks on ebay new for right around $200 too. Hmmmmm
     
  7. Bernie Lomax

    Bernie Lomax Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I have a Code 3 mini light bar that I bought on eBay a couple years ago. Hasn't failed me yet and comes with 4 magnets. I removed them, re drilled, and use just two to hold it to my Back Rack.
     
  8. Bernie Lomax

    Bernie Lomax Senior Member
    Messages: 139

  9. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,760

  10. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

  11. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    joe snow, i have the code 3 with the fast rotators and you can see it up to 1 mile. I can get a short video clip of day and nite if you want.
     
  12. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I have two fo the PSE code 3 lights as well. Bought them this year on e-bay. I think I paid 205 with shipping for both of them. They have held on the trucks with no problems on the road yet. I just haven't gotten any snow to plow to see how they hold up that way. Yes they are pretty bright as well.
     
  13. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I use the code 3 dual rotators. It has four magnets and stays put. I am going to mount it on my back rack next week and just hook it up to the AUX button on my dash and cut the cig attachement off and hard wire. The AUX button wire runs to the third brakelight so I should be pretty simple. The Aux 12 volt gets pretty hot and I melted one and had to go to the dealer to get another aux 12 volt.8 dollar fix. But the lightbar and my corner strobes you can see the truck good. Just the rotators you give plenty of warning...I( got mine for about 100 last year..
     
  14. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Well of course, EVERYONE likes videos!xysport

    Where in Iowa are you located?

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  15. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    joe, im from the dsm area. I will try to get some pics tonight of the truck. Once the spreader goes on the truck, 6 more strobe lights get hooked up so i need to get a pic of it too.
     
  16. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    I've had good luck with 9200 series Star light bars.
     
  17. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    A lot of people around here use Federal "highliters" I think thats the model. They are very bright, some have a fast rotator and some slow. Either way they seem to be very bright, just not overly aerodynamic. I think they are about $100.

    As im a Whelen man, this federal bar is pretty awesome and budget oriented.
     
  18. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Galls has a generic Whelen II just put their name on it for $70 + shipping. Double rotator and 4 magnets. They have it in their clearance area. Looks to me like they're clear lense with colored filters.
     
  19. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I ordered a Code 3 420 with fast rotators and suction/magnets. It was highly recommended by all you boneheads so what the hey?:cool:

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  20. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    Thats a nice one