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mx7000 or edge lightbar?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ultimate plow, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,770

    hey yall,
    i want to decide what is better? a mx7000 code 3 lightbar? or a whelen edge bar? we are mounting it on a ford f-350 dump truck.
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    Well it all depends i think that the code 3 is halogen rotators and if it is compared to strobes the stobes are better as far as electrical consumption.I think that the code 3 is a good looking bar but if i was to outfit a dump i would put stobes on one each conner of the cab protecter and 2 recesed into the rear body. and if you really need rotators weld or bolt on an extention in the middle of the cab protecter and put a small code 3 there.Then if you want to go more i would put hidaways in the front trun signals and another set in the rear.
  3. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I like to keep my plow trucks low keyed, I'd use a mini edge or use Cat's suggestion. Provide enough lighting to make yourself visible, but not so much to make a spectacle of yourself.

    I do think the MX-7000 bar is one of the better lightbars for emergency services, the intersection lights on the lower level really attract a lot of attention when trying to clear traffic.
  4. GMCplow

    GMCplow Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    The Code 3 MX7xxx series bar is available as all strobe, all halogen, or a combination. LED's are also available. The bar is available in a variety of lengths. The bars are basically custom built to order, so a variety of options can be added to suit a specific need, whether you choose halogen or strobe for the main modules.

    In the halogen version, each 50w rotator in the bar will draw about 3.7 amps (4 rotators = 14.8 amp total), not including other options. The strobe version (four heads) will draw 7.5 amps total, not including other options.