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To all magnetic mount light bar owners...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joel B., Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Ever had you light bar fall off? I just bought a Whelen Guardian light bar and the owner's manual warns about having the light bar mounted while moving.?.?.?
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921


    Just make sure the roof and your light is clean when putting it on your roof...

    How fast do you plan on going?
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,513

    Ive had tree branches knock mine off
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    if its a vehical you like, (newer) i high recommed putting something between the magnets and the truck... or just get a back rack and mount it to that
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Several of the trucks I used last year had magnetic light bars never once had an issue.
  6. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Ive been 85mph with my code 3 420 (i think thats what it is) and I put duck tape over the magnets.
  7. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    no problem, just make sure the truck and mags are clean, no issues
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,865

    I've run the Sho-Me for 3 years now, 3 different trucks, no issues.
  9. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    And DRY! No problems for me with mine.
  10. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    just a branch once, other than that no problems at all. or instead of duct tape you culd try spraying fulid film on it. just a thought
  11. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,641

    had mine slide off at 75mph this last winter but whn i put it on the roof had some ice still on it..otherwise no issues..

    and yes, make sure to cover the mag...i scratched my roof and my new paint :(
  12. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Never had mine move-ecco dual rotator. I think I have been up to 80 maybe 85
  13. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    I've been in a buddies truck going 100 to a ambulance call with his whelen responder...never moved.

    Messages: 79

    I had Eddie Murphy on the roof yelling pull over pull over, and he managed to stay sealed to about 95mph, I used a few diff bars and 2 led strobes and never had one come off...

    Saw some cool ones at the expo show in Malboro. lil pricey thou....
  15. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    mine is mag and stays on year round when im on the express way i avg between 75-80 and have had no problems
  16. MB3

    MB3 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    neveer had a problem with mine, and I never had any scratches thought, never though of placing somehting between the mag and the roof.
  17. 76CHEVY

    76CHEVY Member
    Messages: 51

    only problem i ever had with my Federal was someone stole it off my truck last winter. I never had any problem with it slide.
  18. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    I've had 3 or 4 different brands/types of magnetic mounts over the years, and never had any of them move. I always mounted them towards the back of the cab rather than in the middle, thinking that it got more "relief" from the air that is directed up & over the cab, but not sure that it really matters.