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Light bar for my skid??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rob_cook2001, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Guys I know nothing about warning lights. I need some kind of strobe/flashing light for the top of my skid. I really don't want the big orange light that bobcat sells. Would prefer some kind of low profile light bar. Any recommendations?
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    I personally would not put a light bar on it unless put a mini on there. Or a strobe.

    How much are you willing to spend, and are you going to have it in a locked area or do you just keep it at the lot?
    Because having a magnetic mount, I'd be afraid of it getting stolen.
    You might be able to mount it on there some way, .
  3. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    The machine never sits on site unless it is in the shipping container.
    I meant a mini or a strobe. Just trying to help people see me.
    I want to spend as little as possible to get a good light lol
  4. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Whelen mini Justice LED magnetic mount. I think retail is around 600$ but I'm sure you could work something out with George (dissociative)


    You could get a sho- me Flashpoint LED Magnetic Base 360° which I believe is about 3" tall that goes for about 180.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  5. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    search Ebay new and used

    Messages: 16

    whelen gaurdian two strobes more visable than just a singal strobe beacon
  7. fargosnowpro

    fargosnowpro Member
    Messages: 91

    What about the Avenger series?

    They suction cup onto the window from the inside, if the unit sat on site you wouldn't have to worry about anyone stealing them... unless you forgot to lock the door! I've seen new 2 bar Avengers go for $150 or so on Ebay.
  8. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    good luck on that Rob:D. I have found some nice mini light bars, but they cost like 2 & 300+ dollars(at least the ones I like it seems).....so I just stick with the cheap $30 single beacon. Good luck.
  9. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Skip the over priced LEDS
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  10. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

  11. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324


    Messages: 16

    the whelen gaurdian is $150 not bad and its brigth just my .02
  13. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Ebay: Code 3 420

    high speed rotators, $99 shipped.

    Awesome light for the $$, very noticeable
  14. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    These Ecco single rotators are very inexpensive and effective. Seen them in action on Qwest telephone service pickups. They are belt driven and you can change the rotate speed by moving a rubber band on a cog. I've seen new Case skid steers with this model.

    An advantage of magnetic is you could remove or stick to the side if you have a low clearance reason.


    If you want a twin mini bar. They make the low profile Ecco 5135-VM vacuum magnetic mount (I've got this one on my truck). You can see here or get through Central Parts Warehouse too.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011