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salters / warning lights ?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by groundbreakers, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    ive seen a few plowing contractors put a strobe module on the back of there big V-Box spreaders .. but has anyone ever put one on a hitch mounted spreader ?? worth the extra warning or just overkill in the lighting department ??
  2. SnowDozers

    SnowDozers Member
    Messages: 86

    Many tailgate spreaders are already wired for aux lighting.

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    The way the most of these people drive in these events ever blinking light helps.:dizzy::salute:
  4. Little Jon

    Little Jon Senior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 139

    We've actualy never run anything other than the stock vehicle/plow lights and never had a problem.
  5. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    last week on the back of a v-box i put 4 led's and an led flasher and wired it up to the clutch so when its salting there flashing:)

    on the back of your's it could be easy enough just cut it in on the motor power, but if you use led's makesure you buy an led flasher, a normal one will not work

    i'll post pics latter
  6. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    ya i was thinkin about it ... tempted to buy a few TIR3's for the spreader frame .. just for extra warning especially for my salter on the back side ... i thought being yellow people would see .. but im not sure now LOL ..
  7. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I have a rear strobe on every one of my Meyers 36000 Tailgate Spreaders.

    They are extremely usefull when you are backing out of a driveway into a street. It also keeps the idiots off your ass at a stoplight because they tend to get blinded if they pull up to close.

    I welded a small bracket onto the salt spreader frame and just screwed the light onto it and wired it into my orerhead strobes, so when the overhead strobe bar comes on so does the strobe on the spreader.
  8. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    yah im gonna do the same ... so they all turn on at once .. smart move
  9. campkd6

    campkd6 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I have a meyer tailgate spreader to which I added an oval Maxima led strobe and two oval Maxima led red lights for tail tun and brake lights. Works great and just plug it into the trucks trailer plug.
  10. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I am in the process of installing 2 LIN 3's on my Snowex. The lights were in the lower corners of my back window and were blocked when I installed the spreader. So I just relocated them onto the spreader. Wiring will be completed these weekend.

    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  11. Sharp Charge

    Sharp Charge Member
    Messages: 38

    Looks good. Not sure how your wiring but 1 thing I did in the past: I used to have a Nissan Frontier with a hard tonneau cover. I wired up some under cover lights since when open the cover blocked my bed light. I just took a flat 4 connector and put 1 half on the truck side and the other on the Tonneau side, so I could have a quick disconnect when I needed to pull the cover. Worked great.
  12. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Yea, I plan on running a 4 wire quick disconnect to connect the work lights power wire, LED power wire, and the grounds. Not sure how the angle is going to affect the lights. I guess I can always add one more LED in the center if I feel the need.
  13. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    this is what I did with my Buyers tailgate spreader I know It's not fancy but it works

    buyers salter 001.jpg

    buyers salter 001.jpg
  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Looks good earl. tonight let me know how you did that!
  15. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i think you really only need a nice set on the top of your roof, why waste the money

    the only reason that i could see it being cost effective, is if you had to back up into blind interesctions... then having the strobe , being the fist item around a blind corner might save your truck
  16. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    the only reason I did it because I almost backed into someone while I was backing out of a snow bank apparently people will follow you anywhere. And the i was the bad guy cause I got out of the truck and asked what they were thinking?
  17. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Earl your never the bad guy, ur JC himself!:angel: