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installed a set of strobes for the winter so i dont go to johndeere heaven LOL

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after almost getting hit last year on my parents tractor plowing i added these to my 111 so i dont get taken out of the tractor game haha :drunkie:

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Very nice! Plus, the extra lights are way cool looking!
It's that time of year that folks should be thinking of safety lighting for plowing or blowing, especially when it takes us into the street at times.

Here's my X500 outfitted for the winter:
:howdy:Hey Skip and Dexter,

Can I shamelessly steal your strobe ideas for my LA115 and snowblower?

It will help me mount SMV sign too with a cross bar of some type too. yay!!

Things dont look good in the Berco tractor cab department-I.E., being a S.S. pensioner:crybaby:, and I am sincerely impressed with using the cargo holes. I was wondering how I was going to go about doing this and have rear lights on the LA115 too Insert light bulb here, Happy holidays.:trink40:
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leon
Nice set up Skip,:thThumbsU
Did you post this in the Show your warning/beacon light in the Safety Forum

Dexter, you could do the same when they are install on your tractor. :fing32:
It's that time of year that folks should be thinking of safety lighting for plowing or blowing, especially when it takes us into the street at times.

Here's my X500 outfitted for the winter:
i will post it in the forum i just took a short clip from my i phone ..let me see if i can load it .....it looks bad *** with the clear and amber ....
Nice set up Skip,:thThumbsU
Did you post this in the Show your warning/beacon light in the Safety Forum

Dexter, you could do the same when they are install on your tractor. :fing32:
can we get details.. Battery or Dc powered? Led? magnetic or permanent mount? source? Cost?

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after almost getting hit last year on my parents tractor plowing i added these to my 111 so i dont get taken out of the tractor game haha :drunkie:
i got them through my work , they are made by a company called Seco-larm that makes security products , i drilled a switch next to the PTO and installed it , hard wired it right off the battery and took a small piece of aluminum angle and mounted the lights on there and bolted it right under the seat ..they are very small and have like 20 flash patterns either sync'ed or alternating , i paid 50 each for them they are super bright LED ...i almost feel like a retard because they are so bright ill look like a freaking I.D.O.T plow truck hahahah
can we get details.. Battery or Dc powered? Led? magnetic or permanent mount? source? Cost?

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I posted more detailed photos in that thread last year, but the overall shot still had the mower deck under the tractor. Thus, I made a new photo today that looks more like a winter machine. ;)
Nice set up Skip,:thThumbsU
Did you post this in the Show your warning/beacon light in the Safety Forum
I could put 50 flashing lights on my tractor and the rich entitlement barstards around here would still try and run me down.


The only thing I have found to work is to park the tractor in the middle of the road, dismount and have a firm discussion with them about safety and who actually owns the road (The state/Township).
its like dealing with little kids sometimes
I could put 50 flashing lights on my tractor and the rich entitlement barstards around here would still try and run me down.


The only thing I have found to work is to park the tractor in the middle of the road, dismount and have a firm discussion with them about safety and who actually owns the road (The state/Township).
The first year I moved in I had a guy in a Mercedes trying to pass behind me doing 50 on a 35mph street in 4" of snow!

Cant cut the pass near the street without praying, putting out cones and waving a flag with a marching band parading around.

The first time I put out a cone it was a big ole penndot type weighing about 25lbs. Made the first pass and turned around only to hear a whooomp! and see the cone fly over my left shoulder and the idiots car screeching to a stop 50 feet in front of me.

Now I only use little cones that wont kill me unless their stuck to their bumper when they hit me.

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Part of the answer is living on a cul-de-sac at the end of a dead-end subdivision out in the country like we do. :rolleyes:
dexter, if it is there, like it is here, being like an i.d.o.t truck is being worthless:praying:
i got them through my work , they are made by a company called Seco-larm that makes security products , i drilled a switch next to the PTO and installed it , hard wired it right off the battery and took a small piece of aluminum angle and mounted the lights on there and bolted it right under the seat ..they are very small and have like 20 flash patterns either sync'ed or alternating , i paid 50 each for them they are super bright LED ...i almost feel like a retard because they are so bright ill look like a freaking I.D.O.T plow truck hahahah
Nice lights.. and as for the retards driving.. They will try to run ya over no matter what your in.. I use a 60 hp tractor and they still try to run ya off the road.. A bale spear in the grill stopped one guy.. Some how he thought i was in the wrong. yet he was on my side of the road and i had my amber lights flashing..
Im not from Wisconsin so we dont have those Fon-du-lacs.



Team Greene:


I saw a woman in a Lexus try and play chicken with a combine a few years ago.


She called the cops when she wound up in the ditch demanding the farmer be arrested for assault with a farm implement. The cop and I had a laugh over this.

I offered to pull her out of the ditch and she refused and swore she would make the farmer pay. She wound up with a $150 ticket, $60 tow bill and was made to pay for boogering up the neighbors culvert.
Part of the answer is living on a cul-de-sac at the end of a dead-end subdivision out in the country like we do. :rolleyes:
regardless of right or wrong the biggest vehicle wins...

might have a chance if it was one of those smartcar electric golf carts but anything else, the GT loses... so ANYTHING you can do to alert a driver is GREAT!


I don't often hear people talk about a horn but a nice air horn blast can wake up a dummy...

If allowed by your sight distance, I say, don't venture in to the road untill you know you can get back off before traffic can get to you. For those with short sight distance YIKES!


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Here is a picture of my LED Strobes. I know from being on the volunteer fire department, it doesn't matter how many lights and sirens you have morons just do not pay any attention. You can have the road closed with a big red fire truck with lights all over it and they still will try to find a way around.



Here is a video

we'll see how this winter goes hopefully it will be ok :) at first i thought to myself hmmmmmmm do i really need strobes on a little lawn tractor but again people do not look at all ...now with people texting and driving its even worse ...i have been riding motorcycels for over 10 years now and people just do not look at all , i cant count how many times i have knocked peoples mirrors off their cars or kicked their door because they almost killed me from not looking !!!!! ill try and get a video of the strobes soon guys
Here is a picture of my LED Strobes. I know from being on the volunteer fire department, it doesn't matter how many lights and sirens you have morons just do not pay any attention. You can have the road closed with a big red fire truck with lights all over it and they still will try to find a way around.

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Skip, what did you use for the supports that holds the light on the rear?
It's that time of year that folks should be thinking of safety lighting for plowing or blowing, especially when it takes us into the street at times.

Here's my X500 outfitted for the winter:
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