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Reworked my lights from my BX to install on the B2320. The lights started off as the BXpanded kit. Let me emphasize there is nothing wrong with the kit as it comes. It is a great kit and I literally installed it on my BX in 15 minutes. Worked perfect. Plug and play, couldn't be easier.

Now I wanted to do something a little more permanent on the B. I ended up just using the liights and brackets from the kit.





I bought wire from eTrailers.com. I should have gotten smaller wire because it was pretty difficult to work worth. It's 2 10 guage wires in a plastic sheath. It's for wiring trailers. It was only $1 a foot. I think 12 guage would have been fine and easier to work with.

I got the grommets from McMaster-Carr. They have an ID of 3/8", need a 5/8" hole to install and are for a 3/16" thick panel. They worked perfect. Only drawback is they come in a package of 50, but they were only $8 (PN 9307K59).

Drilled 3 holes in the ROPS: 2 at the lights and one just above the right fender:



The rubber trim piece covers the outlet:



I picked up a waterproof "contura" type switch Del City. It's called a "Surf N Turf (PN 73420) and was $6.00.

I mounted it on the blank panel on the right side fender. Very easy to get to, but also not in the way.



Assorted connectors and heat shrink and I'm done. Haven't played in the dark yet, but the lights were great on the BX. I'm guessing it will be even better on the B since the lights will be higher up on the taller ROPS.

Thanks for looking!
 

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Good job. I also drilled my ROPS and ran the wires internally. If we don't brag about it too much, maybe the ROPS cops won't find out :D
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Yeah, I read many many posts on the subject. Notice the hole on the ROPS between the lights. That one is from the factory (not sure what it's for). After weighing all the input I decided to "go for it".:fing32:
 

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The hole in the ROPS from the factory is for drainage if you were to have the tractor outside with the ROPS folded down. Otherwise you might get very wet and brown. :)
 

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You could possibly weaken the ROPS if you put to many or to big of a hole in them. I know a Kubota dealer that has already refused to service a Kubota because the owner modified the ROPS. They told him they wouldnt touch it at all until he repaired or replaced the ROPS. Its all about liability.
 

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If you don't mind where did you find the wires for the work light located under the seat. I did just a quick glance on my b2620 and nothing jumped out at me.

I like the light setup, I am thinking over how I want to add lights to mine.

Thanks, Wilson
 

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If you don't mind where did you find the wires for the work light located under the seat. I did just a quick glance on my b2620 and nothing jumped out at me.

I like the light setup, I am thinking over how I want to add lights to mine.

Thanks, Wilson
Look up under the right rear fender at the wiring for the tail light. There should be 2 bullet connectors wrapped in blue electrical tape. I missed them the first time I looked for them.
 

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Decided to update the install with LED's. Prices have come down enough. I decided to go with 4 27W LED floodlights. Got these off Ebay for $100 for all 4. I re-did the wiring harness with 18 ga. wire. I also decided to add another switch so I could independently control the front and rear. I made the brackets with aluminum bar stock and painted them to match.

I love the light output. Very bright and even pattern. With all four on it only draws 5.2 Amps!



 

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Neat installation Todd. I especially like the switch panel. Looks like it came from the factory that way. :thThumbsU
 

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Nice. I like the wires run internally. And your switch location.

Here's how the dealer installed mine.

I might have to change mine now that you gave me ideas.:fing32:
 

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Thanks guys. The panel I mounted the switches to just pops off. Made cutting the holes for the switches very easy, and getting them installed and wired.
 
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