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    Default Headlight / Rear light solutions

    Hey List,

    Last night was the first time I've used my dk40 at night and yikes! with the FEL mounted the headlights are useless. I've got a tractor light I picked up at harbor freight for $9.00 that I'm going to put on the rear... but what have others done for foward lights?

    I'm thinking mounting some to the ROPS bar possibly? any other ideas out there?

    Carry on,
    Phill
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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    The cab has lights up top which aren't very helpful either. My problem is the side lamps throw so much glare.

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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    My dealer had put the round light (back work light) on for me when I purchased the tractor. Found last winter when we had much more than our usual amount of snow (over 5 ft) that when I was using the front bucket to move and lift the snow it would block the head lights. Just yesterday I put on the two fog lights using the "customer" use 15 amp circuit. I do plan on adding one more light facing forward, it will be a clear halogen to give me good forward light. Had the fog lights from a few years ago and never used them, the bracket was from some spare aluminum, had that for years as well. Have 151 hours my CK35 in about 16 months.
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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    Quote Originally Posted by CowwFace View Post
    Hey List,

    Last night was the first time I've used my dk40 at night and yikes! with the FEL mounted the headlights are useless. I've got a tractor light I picked up at harbor freight for $9.00 that I'm going to put on the rear... but what have others done for foward lights?

    I'm thinking mounting some to the ROPS bar possibly? any other ideas out there?

    Carry on,
    Phill
    I mounted a wells ag canopy to my 2008 DK40se and had my dealer(michigan iron equipment)mount 2 front halogen and 1 rear halogen lights and they are the cats *****,great vision now.coobie
    Kioti DK40se hst cab with KL401 loader,Kubota RTV 900,John deere X740,Kioti 73 inch tiller.Ingersoll 4020 3pt,troy bilt tiller,Billy goat brush cutter.

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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    I mounted three 55-watt trapazoidal floodlights to a piece of unistrut, two facing front, one facing back, and then used U-bolts to clamp it to my roll bar. I wired them directly to the customer fuse in the fuse block and put a water proof marine rocker switch on the back of the 3pH lift control lever cover. This is very similar to the way that others have done it. Do a search here and you'll find photos (of others, not mine) on here.

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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    Thanks for your replies guys.

    I'll do a search and see what I can find. I was planning on drilling a hole in the ROPS <small hole> so I can run the wires inside the bar... I can imagine that it will weaken it slightly... but I don't think it will be a big deal.

    Phill
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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    CowwFace

    my JD 2210 has low beam H4 bulbs
    i replaced them with 10000K HID kit bulbs
    the goal was usable light not pimp
    link for product only do not know the vendor
    XerayUSA :: Quality Products for Life and Security - $60 HID Xenon Kit
    draw is 35w vs 55w per light
    color is very white
    my kit came from my jeep(hella H4 glass) so i swaped the high and low beam cables on the hid assembly that plugs in to the existing headlight plug so low beam is now high beam
    i put the xformers between the battery and the grill

    tkoza

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    Gold Member CowwFace's Avatar
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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    Quote Originally Posted by tkoza View Post
    CowwFace

    my JD 2210 has low beam H4 bulbs
    i replaced them with 10000K HID kit bulbs
    the goal was usable light not pimp
    link for product only do not know the vendor
    XerayUSA :: Quality Products for Life and Security - $60 HID Xenon Kit
    draw is 35w vs 55w per light
    color is very white
    my kit came from my jeep(hella H4 glass) so i swaped the high and low beam cables on the hid assembly that plugs in to the existing headlight plug so low beam is now high beam
    i put the xformers between the battery and the grill

    tkoza
    Hey Tkoza,

    That has got to put out some light! Does it blind you if it reflects off of the back of your loader bucket? Or did you run wires for the transformers to the ROPS? I'd love to see a picture of that setup!

    Carry on,
    Phill
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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    phill
    i will get pic over the weekend

    i have only used it one night mowing with great success they make my JD 688 bulb worklights look like candles

    they are installed as my headlights

    wiring from the bulb unit to the xformer is silicone jacket but it is a common 2 conductor weather pac so extension should be easy

    my end goal was more light for the snow season up here at the corner of I-90, I-88(NY)

    on the HID kits most are conventional lighting on low beam and HID on Hi Beam

    they do have a short warm up time about a minute till full bright

    todd

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    Default Re: Headlight / Rear light solutions

    phill

    here are the pics

    flash was off and point and shoot

    on the FEL i can read the warning label clearly

    sorry for the green paint in this section but the issue was lighting not paint

    besides the green guys want an air suspension and subs

    todd k
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