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Wireless Backup Cameras

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by blackjack219, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. blackjack219

    blackjack219 Member
    Messages: 46

    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone runs a backup camera while plowing, I know, "use your mirrors" but I have a bunch small and tight driveways this year if anyone has any pics or recommendations thanks
  2. shaunnshelly

    shaunnshelly Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I have been tossing around the idea for the salt truck.. Some times the extra 3" you can go back makes a HUGE difference.. I always use my mirrors to back up.. Have done that since I was 16.. To lazy to turn around and look out back window..
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Walsmart 99.00
  4. pushin 4 u

    pushin 4 u Member
    Messages: 82

    when i bought the crew cab it had a back-up camera on it...liked it...can't use it with the western low-pro 1000 so i went to autozone and bought a Peak wireless camera and mounted it to the spreader. It's not as nice as the f350's but it'll do the trick. only problem with it is that there is absolutly no depth perception...could be an issue until i get used to it.
  5. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Any problems or interference that any one can report of using the wireless?
  6. F150dash

    F150dash Member
    Messages: 98

    The camera's work well if you keep them cleaned off all the time. They also get interference from wireless modems and wireless security cams. I can drive around and pick up companies security cams. If the homeowner where you are working has wireless Internet that will make them roll the screen, or at least mine does. I can't use mine in my yard to hook my cargo up as it just rolls the screen once I leave my yard it is fine. They do serve there purpose though. Hope this helps.
  7. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    So you can actually see what the businesses security camera is looking at?
  8. F150dash

    F150dash Member
    Messages: 98

    Yeah when I drive by the local hardware store I can see what there cam is looking at and the paint recycling plants cams. It's no different then ppl driving around picking up ppls wi fi. The cam will pick up the wireless signal. I love my cam for hooking up the cargo by myself, but I wish it was mounted in the tailgate handle like the factory ones are, would give a better view.
  9. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    You can get camera's that mount in the handle just like factory. We have an aftermarket guy that installs those for us.
  10. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Whats the damage to retro-fit one into a 2008 F350? I hav been seriously considering it! (i.e. price)
  11. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I had one for a 12ft grainbody 550 I used to plow and salt with. It was great until it got dirty, and it happened really fast, I had it mounted to the engine cover of my spreader, I might have had better luck if I moved it around but I gave up on it.
  12. cseutah

    cseutah Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 54

    i have them on all my spreader trucks that toggle between the hopper and the back distribution area. its handy for monitoring your spreader and ice-melter when you run 4 ton spreaders. you do get some interference but not alot.
  13. Winter Cleanup

    Winter Cleanup Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a wired backup cam on my 96 F250. I mounted it above my license plate and ran the wires into my cab where I plugged it into my jensen in dash dvd player. Whole set up cost me about $200/250 off ebay and an hour or two to complete. I use my mirrors cause thats what I know and trust but its nice having the monitor to glance at for that extra piece of mind that nobody's directly behind you.
  14. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    This is like a 3 day sale--I'm gonna order one.

    http://www.jcwhitney.com Its the PEAK unit, on half price $49.99 and free shipping... :D
  15. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I have a wireless unit as well, I think it's the only model that canadian tire sells right now... it picks up wireless video feeds as well from security cameras, etc... and wireless routers kick it on with a blue screen too... other than that it works pretty good, I have not had it in the snow yet to see how it will work, but it's great for hooking onto trailers without a spotter... At my marina, I have started using the truck again a little more for moving boats around the yard since its much easier to hook up, before the cam I used the forklift much more...

  16. GatorDL55

    GatorDL55 Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    The problem is that they are all working on a 2.4Ghz signal.
  17. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I'll call my guy and ask him.