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 12-12-2003, 21:44 Post: 70997
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I want to mount two flood lights (facing front & aft)on the ROPS of my JD990 for better visibility when snow blowing. I'd like to run the wire down inside the ROPS which would require that I drill a 3/8 inch hole. Would this threaten the structural integrity of the ROPS as some have suggested? I'm no engineer but it's hard to believe that it would.






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 12-12-2003, 22:24 Post: 71001
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If you look at picture #8 in my profile you can see a picture of the John Deere front facing work lights I have mounted to my ROPS. They come 2 to a kit and cost $35 a pair for my tractor from the dealer. I have a set of rear facing work lights that I have not posted pics on yet but thaey are the same light except they are mounted on the inside portion of the ROPS inboard from the red and amber lights. They cost $35 as well. The kits comes with everything required to install them to the 4000 Ten series wire harnes. Not sure if these will work for you but I can check and look up any possible work lights for you on the JDparts web site and post the part # for you if you would like>






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The work light kit for your tractor is part # BM 17981, no price was available. It looks like one light comes with each kit, so you will need 4. I can call and find out a price for you Monday if you would like.






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 12-12-2003, 22:37 Post: 71004
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 Mounting flood lights on ROPS

My #3 and #4 pics are of the JD rear lights on my 4310.






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 12-12-2003, 22:54 Post: 71006
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 Mounting flood lights on ROPS

I did it the lazy (snd cheap) man's way. I attached the small off-road lights that had been on my truck to the ROPS via zip ties. I ran the wires through some 1/2 green hose and twist ties thta tot he inside of the ROPS down tot he fender where i spliced into the electric. 10 minutes, cheap, easy to change and if you use green zip ties it looks good.






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 12-13-2003, 01:48 Post: 71021
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CaptianB I do not see a problem. I mounted an angle iron cross piece also. See my #4.

I'm not a engineer either. My lights are up high to shine down into the work areas and not thru it.

Do what you need to and have fun.






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 12-13-2003, 06:23 Post: 71027
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Chief, from your post 71001 I take it you have 4 of the work lamps mounted on your tractor.

Did you run any extra switches to allow selection of rear, front, rear/front independent of the 1 setting on the dashboard light switch which only enables power to the rear wiring harness in one position?

Did you use JD switches? P/N ?(assuming the answer to the above is yes)

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The replies are really helpful. Follow up question--I already bought the lights and wiring harness from an auto parts place. The harness has its own switch and fuse and is intended to be wired straight to the battery terminals. I'd rather run it into the fuse box so that the lights turn on through the existing headlight and rear light switch. Never done this kind of thing before. All the exisitng wires are densely bundled such that I don't want to risk cutting the wrong one. How to do it? I have the JD990 shop manual.






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Get a 12V test light and check for hot circuits B4 U turn your lights on. Then check lighting circuits hook your fused lead tho the 1 u want and tape the connection.






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Kieth, yes, I have 4 lights mounted (2 forward, 2 facing aft) I used the stock wire harness connections and fabricated a pigtail so all each set of forward & aft facing lights used the existing plug on the factory wire harness . Deere provides a harness connection for ROPS work lights. I had concerns about 4 lights going through the factory light switch and contacted the dealer to confirm whether or not this was too much load for the switch. The dealer service tech told me the switch would handle that extra 4 lights and it would not be a problem with overload or warranty. I have used them quite a bit and they make a huge difference at dusk and night. Now if I could just figure out a way to repel all the bugs and flys those lights attract! Wink yeah right

I may add some switches on the ROPS to turn off or isolate some of the lights when I don't need them all but currently the factory light switch turns them all on at the same time.

Did you want the part # for the light kits?






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