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New 2305 lighting

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I have to say about the only disappointment I have with my 2305 is the lighting when something is attached to the front. I normally blow snow at about 6:30 AM so it's done before the misses leaves for work. We got our first snow (finally) this week and I could hardly see the edge of the driveway when clearing the drive. Our drive is curved so you really have to stay on it :)

So I bought some Grote lights off ebay. They are designed for equipment like skid loaders and look like they will hold up to the environment pretty well. They are adjustable and the way I mounted them they will swing out the the way if I hit something.

I mounted two forward and one pointing backwards. I ran new wires up to the dash so I could have control over them individually as I didnt think I would like the way Deere has them connected via the auxilary light wiring. The mounting studs are drilled so you can run the wiring through the mounting stud. I drilled 1" holes in the front of the ROPS to get the socket in there and have black 1" caps coming to cap the hole. But it kept all the wiring inside the ROPS.

They are Halogens (I think 55 watt). Bought the switches from Grainger and they are weather proof.

As you can see from the pictures sitting on the seat the before/after the difference is huge.


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Very nice!

You should be ok with 10 amp fuse, two 55 watts draw 9.16 (110/12=9.16 or more likely 110/13.5= 8.15) if you take a amp meter and take some reading you"ll find in reality they pull more like 8.75 ~ :fing32:
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