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  1. #1
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    New Holland 1920

    Default BH lights

    Does anyone dig with their BH at night? If so what do you use for lights? I ended up digging a grave Friday that was done mostly with light from a 6V lantern after the sun had set. I have a NH 1920 and was wondering if 2 lights mounted reaeward on top of the ROPS would give enough light or would I need a light mounted to the boom (maybe removeable)? Thanks for any opinions and info.

    Bill C

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    Long/Landtrac360DTC

    Default Re: BH lights

    Bill, I have a worklight mounted on my canopy in the rear. It provides enough light for digging as long as it's not too deep. I have yet to figure out where to mount a light for grave digging. I have thought of mounting a light on the BH, maybe on the lower arm pointing at the bucket, but figure it would get damaged/torn off. I also envisioned the wiring getting damaged. We usually end up using a Coleman lantern for grave digging after dark. Nice bright light and no cords or batterys.


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    Northwest Arkansas
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    MF 1440-4 PowerShuttle

    Default Re: BH lights

    I have never dug a grave, but I have done some digging after dark. The best place to have a light is at the top of the boom. I put mine where the SMV sign mounts. It works really well there. The only problem is when you are using a real thin bucket and are digging deep. If you using anything larger that 10Ē, you should be alright. BTW, my canopy lights didnít work worth a flip for digging with the hoe. The glare was awful.

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    long 300dtc

    Default Re: BH lights

    BILL i had too dig one last week at night i used the tripod halogen work lights you have a cord but with the tripod it directs light into the hole but I would love to have some mounted on backhoe. Let us know what you do
    EDT

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