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Backup camera for plow truck with spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by stackmaster, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Love my spreader (Tornado) but backing up with it in the truck can make plowing a nightmare in some lots. Wondering if any of you have installed a back up camera to the back somewhere?? I had one a few years ago on the license plate but wont be able to put the new one there so will need to mount it to the spreader itself. Any ideas??
  2. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I have installed a cheap wireless to my vbox. it works great and I have not bent anything the last 3 years. i spent 60$ on it.
  3. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Nice, where did you mount the camera?? Did you add a connection for when the spreader is removed??
  4. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Try here www.rearviewsafety.com a lot of us on here have bought from them. Great products but buy the one with night vision and heated. There are a lot of ways to mount them, mine is under my dump insert. I have mounted to the top of my other spreader. Do a serch for back up camera's there is more than one thread about this subject.

  5. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

  6. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    oops, sorry I didn't catch that in my search so thanks for sending it along. I actually just received one as a gift, likely cheaper and although it is wireless, it comes with a signal booster and night vision. I will install it and document for those looking for a cheaper alternative. Thanks for the replies.
  7. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    I was at the parts store the other day getting some stuff, seen a display for rear cameras....I thought huh...that would be a good idea, but how do I keep the ice, snow off it? heated cameras? I may have to check that out!
  8. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    I always thought that was a great idea but figured snow and road crud would hinder the view.
  9. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I did have one on my other plow truck for a few years and it worked great. The snow was never a problem. Once or twice a night I would give it a quick wipe with my thumb on the way by. I've seen that some of them come with heat buy honestly I never had a problem that would require heat.
  10. Dagwood

    Dagwood Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I just got one that I use on the rear and the front of my skid loader. It's portable & doesn't have to be hooked up to your wiring. I've also used it with the camper and the boat when I didn't have Mama along. It's the Swift Hitch SH01 & I found it at wirelessbackupcamerareviews.com
  11. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I mounted it in a crease that helped angle the camera down. I did add connectors to remove it when I take the salter off.
  12. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Did you ever mount a camera to it? Just picked up a poly caster so i'm looking to see how someone else did it
  13. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have a 3 camera setup from them with heated cameras. Used them for the last 3 winters without a problem. Getting 2 more sets for my trucks this year.
  14. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 594

    I just did some searching on here yesterday and that setup seemed to be the most preferred, so last night I ordered it. total of 308 shipped and I cant wait to get it installed on the back of my polycaster