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    Good amber light for truck

    I need something similar to this for my truck. I plan on mounting it on the headache rack. Any advice on wiring or brands of lights that are any good? Name:  Amber lite.jpg
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Ecco minibars are good and have a wide viewing angle https://www.eccoesg.com/us/en/products/minibars . The Ecco ED3701 surface mount strobes https://www.eccoesg.com/us/en/produc.../ed3701-series are exceptionally bright and have a very wide viewing angle, wider that the minibars. Grote used to be my go to but these, IMHO, are much better..............Mike

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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    As far as LED's go.... You get what you pay for.

    cheap chinese Ebay/amazon crap will fail. (or turn yellow or fill with moisture)

    Buy Whelen or similar brand named tested equipment.

    I recently bought a Light bar for the top of my Jeep. It was $600 BLACK OAK LED ....

    I also have RIGID brand LED lights on my Kubota and pickup.

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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Also,
    Secure /mount them well.

    Otherwise they WILL get stolen.
    use tamper proof nuts & bolts.
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Feniex Industries is the new up and comer popular with all my EMS and firefighter friends. Made in Texas. Every bit as good as Whalen for half the price. https://www.fleetsafety.com/feniex-p...ng-light-bars/

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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Actually YES
    Louie just reminded me....

    I DO have a couple Feniex small lights... and they compare to the Whelen TR3 at about half the price.

    I still prefer Whelen... but if yer on a budget..... they are worth looking into.
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    As far as LED's go.... You get what you pay for.

    cheap chinese Ebay/amazon crap will fail. (or turn yellow or fill with moisture)

    Buy Whelen or similar brand named tested equipment.

    I recently bought a Light bar for the top of my Jeep. It was $600 BLACK OAK LED ....

    I also have RIGID brand LED lights on my Kubota and pickup.

    BUY ONCE / CRY ONCE.
    Always went with Whelen and similar. Thereís a good reason why they cost more.


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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Will look into it thanks guys
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    We usually run these whelen mid size strobes, one each side of the rack. They last about a year or two if you use them a lot working in the city like we do... been thinking about switching to led versions and a different brand as whelen just doesn't last as long as they used to...

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    Good amber light for truck

    Fo the last ten years or so we used all strobes that looked CLEAR but flashed amber.

    Even the directional light bars.....







    As ronsii mentioned i switched to led also.

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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Im liking the idea of 2 Ecco led beacons on each side of the rack instead of just 1 mini lightbar. That seems to be what most guys are running.
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Or should I go with just 1 beacon in the center of the rack. Mostly what I want the lights for is acting as sort of a pilot car for when we haul equipment up the grade real slow...
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    We always had then on both sides.
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    We always had then on both sides.
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    Am I missing something? They let you use straps to tie that machine down?
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Merrell View Post
    Am I missing something? They let you use straps to tie that machine down?
    As long as your tiedowns meet the minimum's for the weight and points of securement for what you're hauling you're golden a lot of times we don't tie it down if it just a 'farm call'

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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Haha yeah there ya go


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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    "Farm Call" LOL. . Thanks !

    I'm gonna get a LOT o' mileage out of that one!


    Can't wait to start finding uses for it!!!!!!


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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Iíve had a few of those

    But itís usually to bury the neighbors dog cat or horse

    Itís always best to never let your neighbors know you you own a backhoe
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Iíve had a few of those

    But itís usually to bury the neighbors dog cat or horse

    Itís always best to never let your neighbors know you you own a backhoe
    If you canít keep it hidden you need to get the ďsleuthĒ model backhoe, John. Black Cat...





    Or if youíre a CASE guy...




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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Iíve had a few of those

    But itís usually to bury the neighbors dog cat or horse

    Itís always best to never let your neighbors know you you own a backhoe
    What came to mind first was getting busted having an affair with the New Holland parts counter gal on loan from a different branch.

    Totally hypothetical of course, but ďFarm CallĒ, right?


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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Got 2 Ecco beacons on order. Thanks guys.
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Hey, there was an amber light by the traffic light where SR85 crosses MC 85 in Buckeye, looked like about a 12 inch unitx, I left it there for you.
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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Dang those 110V Mig welded brackets, huh ?


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    Re: Good amber light for truck

    Quote Originally Posted by CAVEMANN View Post
    Hey, there was an amber light by the traffic light where SR85 crosses MC 85 in Buckeye, looked like about a 12 inch unitx, I left it there for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Merrell View Post
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