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 10-20-2004, 11:43 Post: 98814
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 Compact Tractor Lights on ROPS

I take delivery of a new B7800 w/FEL in a couple of days. My question: I would like to add work lights to the ROPS but am electronically challenged. Any help with type, switches, wiring instruction, etc. would be helpful. I looked at several posts but am unsure about what the relay is for and where to hook the hot wire to. thanks.






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 10-20-2004, 11:53 Post: 98817
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I added lights to me 7800 ROPS. ( see pics. 1 and 3 ). The wiring for the rear lights is already harnessed on the machine. Look behind the seat at the rear wiring harness and you will notice a tail with a plug. Plug into that tail, add a ground, and you are good to go. As you can see from the picture, I have added some 2910 body panels to my 7800 so the harness is now tucked under the rear body panel. I also used the 2910 light mounting hole for my switch.

With the folding ROPS, I didn't need to modify the ROPS at all for the light brackets. I was able to use holes already in the ROPS at the folding hinge.

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 10-20-2004, 16:04 Post: 98837
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 Compact Tractor Lights on ROPS

If you want your lights as high as possible, you can do it without doing any drilling to the ROPS. You would need some large hose clamps, thick rubber electrical tape, spacers and I used rectangular tractor lights from Farm and Fleet. Wrap the tape around the topr of the ROPS where you want the light to go to protect the finish and to provide some vibration resistance for the light, then put the clamp around the ROPS where the tape is, place the spacer under the light bracket, and tighten the clamp as much as you can. Hook up the electrical leads if you find the plug as Beagle mention( I didnt know that is what that is for) or if you dont have one, or find it, you can tap into the hot wire for the lights ant the lamp itself with a waterproof scotchlok, run a wire from that to the solonoid contact of a relay, the other side goed to ground, then find a spare hot from the fuse block and run that to the relay, and from the relay to the lights. You can get whats called a fog light installaion kit with everything you need as far as the electrical, but throw away the switch, you wont need it. I have three lights on my tractor, two forward ones, one is a flood the other a wide angle, and a wide angle facing the rear for my attachments and for plowing snow.

I need to repair one of the lamps, the clamp came loose and I lost the spacer, so like I said, make sure the clamps are TIGHT.






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 10-20-2004, 16:51 Post: 98841
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 Compact Tractor Lights on ROPS

I drilled and tapped my ROPS. Some don't like this, some think it's okay. Your choice. I put the link up again so you could see how I did the wiring.

I chose to put a relay on the lead under the seat rather than use a full amp hot switch. The lead on my BX2230 was ignition-hot, so I spliced into the tail light lead for the switch signal on the relay. My work lights go on with the headlights(tail lights).

My lights are only 35watt rubber cased tractor lights. This was PLENTY for what I am doing (snowblowing mostly). Any more, 55watt hallogen "fog" lights for example, will probably tax the small OEM charging system too much.






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 10-20-2004, 18:34 Post: 98851
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 Compact Tractor Lights on ROPS

Has anyone tried attaching lights to the ROPS with Adhesives or magnetically?






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 10-21-2004, 06:23 Post: 98895
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 Compact Tractor Lights on ROPS

Magnets work great. Bought a parts retriever - a stick with a 3" diameter magnet on the end - took the magnet off and built it into a mount. I need two hands to remove it. No holes, no marks, $8.00.






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 10-21-2004, 08:42 Post: 98901
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Thanks all for the info, believe I can swing it. Now I'm wondering if modifying the wiring, etc. will affect the warranty. I'll ask the dealer.






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 10-23-2004, 07:16 Post: 99103
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For my lights, I am using battery operated 1 million candlepower hand held light ($10) placed on a bracked I made from a square plastic container and ty-wraped to the
ROPS. Haven't had any problems with that contaption and it doesen't look bad.






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 10-24-2004, 17:01 Post: 99170
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 Compact Tractor Lights on ROPS

I suggest that you mount your lights on the inside of the ROPS so they won't get knocked off. I easily mounted mine using a couple of U clamps. (see Pix) I also made them tilt and swivel so that I can have light in front and behind me if I want. I put mine on before I added the sunshade or else I could have used the mounting clamps for the shade to hold the lights. Make sure all of your wiring connections are super secure or else the lurching and vibrations will buzz them apart.






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 Compact Tractor Lights on ROPS

Look at my pic of ROP light bar. I can make one up for you for $275 plus shipping. Currently Light bar 14, trees 0 Mine mounts with out any drilling or welding to the ROPs. It clamps on.






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