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When you run your lights?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Fiafighterdude, Oct 19, 2008.


When you run your lights Plowing?

  1. From start to finish

  2. Only wile plowing

  3. Only when near roads

  4. Near hazards and Emergencys

  5. Dont use Them or dont have any

  6. Other

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    When you run your lights?
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I usually only run mine when in the lots plowing. If the weather is terrible I'll keep it on while driving but usually not.
  3. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    same here. only when plowing.
    i have turned them on while driving before but only because i couldnt see more than twenty feet in front of the truck (white out conditions)so i figured it would help other people to see me.
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    As the law allows.
    While engaged in snow plowing
    (does not include travailing to the next account.)
    or at the seen of an emergency with my 4way flashers.
  5. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Plowing only, as stated by the law.

  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    I use the rule of thumb of; if you are putting your turn signal on to turn into an account, flick the switch. Turn um off as you are pulling out of the drive / or lot. Bad visibility on the road with plow on obviously, flick the switch. out of my truck to investigate a noise, bump, or help an idioit out of the ditch, flick the switch..........I usually flick it just after I go in the ditch too!:nod:
  7. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    Fiafighterdude.........Fellow Mainer! How goes it up there?
  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I've only used mine on the road twice I think, and that was when I wasn't sure if my plow was still out infront of my truck. The visibility was so bad I'm not sure why I didn't pull into a lot and wait for it to get abit better.
  9. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    when plowing. also i run them for landscaping if parked on the side of a busy street to alert people were there or if were moving large amounts of leaves or other stuff ill run them to alert people we might be going a little slower and so no one cuts in between the 2 trucks
  10. fakemam

    fakemam Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I run them also when i am doing a lot or pulling in and out driveways.
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I run mine only on site. It is a ticket to run them while driving down the road.
  12. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    I run them when hauling, towing a trailer, plowing, or when ever i feelingl like playing..
  13. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    we run them on hauling,plowing, escorting, loaders etc.
  14. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    not to bad
  15. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i hate seeing guys running around with lights on for no reason...it brings about the boy who cried wolf theory, if you run them all the time when theres a need for them people will be too used to them...all 5 of my trucks have atleast light bars and my guys know how to use them
  16. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Had to go with "other" because I use them a good bit.

    Obviously when plowing lots, not so much for driveways except if I am on main roads or when I get close to the street. Most people don't care much for bright lights at 5am.

    But being that I am mostly a construction guy I use them a lot when we are working on or close to the street. I have a Arrowstik on my truck and I use that all the time when I am blocking a lane of traffic, like when we are pouring concrete.

    I also used them in the homedays parade this year when I was pulling a float.:p

    Thats also the last time I washed my truck, haha.
  17. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    around here i'm not the only one that runs them when running between. its common here in town anyway so mine dont get turned off untill i shut the truck down at the end of the day. but i also am still plowing well its still snowing..soo

    i know some disagree, but thats how i do it and thats what was asked.
  18. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    my town runs then from start to finish
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    The town is not Joe public.

    Cops use there red lights too but.........
  20. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Totally agree...if visibilty is bad, i want to be seen! Or if i'm in an area that seems to be busy with dumb people out driving when they shouldn't be, i may turn on a couple of the lights again to be sure i'm seen!

    This year with the LED's i'll probably use them while doing residential accounts since they don't reflect as much and make a big scene!
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2008