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Snowbear: Mount the lights right on the plow?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by delagem, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. delagem

    delagem Member
    Messages: 43


    I've read thru all the posts on putting headlights/turn signals on a Snowbear; buying the $140 "offroad" OEM lights, adapting other mfgrs lights, fabbing your own, etc. What's wrong with bolting a couple of cheap lights from Harbor Freight right to the top of the plow? Set them up so they shine properly when the plow is fully up; when they're down my truck's headlights will work just fine. Seems like a $22 fix; a set of headlights, and a set of turn signals, some wiring and an hour of my time....

    Possible problems: vibration blowing the bulbs? Deep snow breaking the lights? Anything else?

    The main reason I ask is when I drive around now, I see the occasional confused person as I approach a green light; likely they can't see my turn signal? It is a full-size truck with a teeny little plow, but maybe?

  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    ant thing you make will probably be better than the factory from snow-bear .just make the brackets heavy enough to Handel vibration . :salute:
  3. Capodosto

    Capodosto Member
    Messages: 30

    Filaments will last about two seconds.

    In my opinion, the shocks and vibration will kill the bulbs quickly. Hot filaments are not very strong, your suspension takes up the shock for vehicle mounted lights, but the snowboard will bounce around way too much for directly mounted lights. After all of the work to mount the lights, you'll find them to be unusable. If you try it anyway, be sure to bring a big bag of replacement bulbs with you.
  4. kenidaho

    kenidaho Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    The other problem that I see is that how would you aim your lights if they were on top of the plow? If you adjust the height or angle then the focus will be off.