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Where to mount the mini light bar?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jo2fst4u, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. jo2fst4u

    jo2fst4u Member
    Messages: 98

    Where to mount the mini light bar? center of roof or near the back of the cab near the cab light?
     
  2. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I just got a new Whelan mini light bar 17" magnetic mount, with my sun roof I was forced to mount it in the back portion of the roof. Only problem is I had to move the mag mounts inboard so they would sit equally on the roof rails. Also the farther back it is the longer the cig. cord has to be. I ran a wire from my dash ( in the truck, under carpet ) all way to the cab lite and came out with a QD so I can hook it up there in the future using the Quik Disconnects. When it's on it looks and works great, check out the pic. :D
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    that looks sharp like that
     
  4. PROPJCKEY

    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    with my lumber rack I was forced to mount it on the rack a few inches behind the cab and up on 5" tall aluminum risers so the sides of the rack wouldn't obstruct the light. I also wired the light (whelen) into my cargo lamp so all I have to do is push the factory button!SWEET!
    -Jeff-

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  5. PROPJCKEY

    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Sorry....little hard to see. will go for a better pic!
    -Jeff-
     
  6. ProEnterprises

    ProEnterprises Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 379

    mount it center square if at all possible, maximum viewing abilities in that are.

    btw-that truck looks real nice eyesell!
     
  7. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Thank you very much!! :D
     
  8. chevy guy37

    chevy guy37 Member
    Messages: 50

    Nice truck eyesell! I have one question on your mini LFL bar. How do you like it? I just ordered a whelen mini edge strobe bar. Its much longer though...28inches. Thanks,
     
  9. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I love it, its real bright which was a concern of mine. The place I bought it from had a giant display room that allowed me to power any one up and see how bright they were. This one was a bit pricey at $532.00 but was probably one of the brightest in it's class. :D
     
  10. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,530

    mounted mine on my back rack. no magnets, just had to drill 2 small holes in the rack itself, but better than drilling it into the truck!!
     
  11. Nfd9606

    Nfd9606 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hi Guys,
    Check out www.strobesnmore.com , he has the same light bar for $399.00. It is the Whelen LFL 17" mini bar in amber. He also has the Whelen mini edge for the same money. I have done business with him and he is a stand up guy and backs his products. He also has some really good deals on hideaway strobe kits. I don't work for him, I just want to give my fellow plowsite members a heads up on a good deal when I see one.


    Brian
     
  12. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Mine's magnetic so I put it right in the center of the top of my truck for max. visibility.
     
  13. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I mounted mine on the dashboard! I love seeing yellow dots everywhere when im plowing, ads a little more of a challenge :D
     
  14. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Headache!:dizzy:
     
  15. Filer

    Filer Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 61

    I picked up a Whelen Guardian Mini Lightbar in Blue for $112.00usd off of e-bay,shiped to my door up here in Canada.

    I mounted it on the middle of the cab roof.
     
  16. Big Ram Man

    Big Ram Man Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Heres mine also mounted on a home made back rack. Its a 16"Star strobe mag mount with disconnect for easy removal. Hard wired to fuse box. Backup lights have been added sense pic.

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  17. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Hey one thing you guys got to remember when doing a light bar is How much power are you drawing? I just run an Ecco high output strobe. It pulls a little bit but nowhere near the draw of a light bar. Mine is a magnetic mount, when not plowing it's sitting on the floor of the truck. No one can then steal it off the truck. Being portable I don't hit it with a ladder or anything in the spring when I do painting. Make sure the truck still fits in garage after you mount the light. Lens are expensive to replace!