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Old 11-14-2007, 04:14 PM   post #1 of 6
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i have an MTD 2 stage snow thrower with a 5HP snowking. Was wondering if its possible to add a light or two. I see others with them bolted in on the front and so forth. I see a sign on this machine that says "this machine does not accept a light kit." Is it because theres no battery or is is something electricaly wrong. Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:06 PM   post #2 of 6
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It probably doesn't have an alternator.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:10 PM   post #3 of 6
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I just did mine. My Trailblazer did noy have a light-so- I bought a kit from Harbor Freight-light,wires,fuse holder,fuse,switch,everything included. not pretty but it works great!-AL- Oh Also- I borrowed a battery from my other tractor-and welded up a tray for it.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:46 PM   post #4 of 6
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i have an MTD 2 stage snow thrower with a 5HP snowking. Was wondering if its possible to add a light or two. I see others with them bolted in on the front and so forth. I see a sign on this machine that says "this machine does not accept a light kit." Is it because theres no battery or is is something electricaly wrong. Thanks!
diffently what Bill said in above post.
Looks like Al has got it figured out though.
How often do you have to charge the battery Al?
Or, how long can you run the light(s) before recharging, that might be a better question. Tony
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:47 PM   post #5 of 6
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As Bill stated, if the engine wasn't equipped with electric start or headlights from the factory on the unit, it more than likely does not have an alternator, and will not keep the battery charged, and will run down if you're not keeping it up with a trickle charger when not being used.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:32 AM   post #6 of 6
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diffently what Bill said in above post.
Looks like Al has got it figured out though.
How often do you have to charge the battery Al?
Or, how long can you run the light(s) before recharging, that might be a better question. Tony
Tony-as to how long before I have to recharge-I don't know yet. I haven't used it yet to find out. But it's a 55 watt light and a 400 amp battery-so I figure it should be a long time- I'll keep everyone posted after we get some measurable snow. AL
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