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Anyone using full size light bars?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DaySpring Services, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Does anyone use a full sized light bar for plowing? I have a highlighter that I will be using. I've always liked lots of flashing lights, but think it would look ridiculous and overkill for plowing driveways. Anyones thoughts?
  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i have a buddy who has an 8 strobe full size light bar and everytime i pass him i think im gonna have a seizure. i have a mini lightbar and it works fine
  3. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I run a full size smart vector light bar and it could be overkill for plowing cept i can select 2 - 3 - or all 7 light pods. Lets put it this way Ive been running all 7 pods and Ive had people pulling over to the side of the road....Rob

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2005
  4. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    We use a few full sized street hawk bars. We get them cheap off of old police cars and swap the red lenses for amber ones and the whole setup runs about $50 - $75 complete. We also run strobes in the reverse lights and tail lights. Eventually we are just going to use the strobes with out any light bars. it makes for a cleaner look that draws less attention to your truck, less wiring and electric draw, and you can run the truck through a car wash easier.
  5. troy28282

    troy28282 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    The company that I used to plow for had a full size Jet-Strobe and a Smart Vector on their plow trucks. I liked using the truck with the vector, because you can light up all 7 pods and have them all shining forward and not have to use plow headlights.
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Ok I have a question, if I use the hooks to mount the light bar up (non permanent) how do you route the wires, or is a hole still needed?
  7. JTW

    JTW Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    If you look between the cab and bed of the truck is there a plastic plug in the back wall of the cab? if there is you can go in through that.
  8. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I have a full bar and love it. You can never have too many warning lights. As far as mounting it i ran the wire inside my door (3 wire hook up) and it works fine. I used to have a full strobe bar and ran that one through the roof, which worked better because there was 12 wires.
  9. Dupesy

    Dupesy Member
    Messages: 61

    I run 10 strobe lightbar with alleys and front and rear work lights. The bar is mounted to my backrack. I just ran the wiring in through the vent behind the driver's seat.
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    The company we plow for had a guy using a Vector bar with amber and clear lenses.....he was told to take them off or don't come back.LOL. Sorry but I sure as hell don't want to look at those bright a$$ lights at 3AM!
  11. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    We run Whelen 8 Strobe 52" bars on all of our trucks, they also have allys, take downs and work lights. We also Strobe out our tail & turn. Is it over kill ? maybe but i'm damn sure people can see use.
  12. J & B Lawncare

    J & B Lawncare Member
    Messages: 88

    Whelen edge here

    I run a full size Whelen Edge on my primary truck. i have a Streehawk waitint for the next truck. Why I like having all my lights in one uncluttered unit. Front work lights, side spot lights and the warning lights are set up to select front-back or all. Install the bar and don't worry about multi spaced lights.
  13. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    58 " mx 7000 6 rotators and all other options including tail and brake lights along with an arrow stick.I wired my bar so I can have 2,4,or 6 rotators on at a time so I can use very Little or as much light as needed as the truck has seen alot of use in heavy traffic situations.Two cables go down front of bed to a hole in bottom of cab then on to a 9 switch panel. My truck is used for road service and towing so I need to have more scene protection sometimes.

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I've never used a lightbar but if I do I think I'd go for a streethawk.
  15. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I prefer strobe kits...

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    go with a streethawk i had one it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :waving: