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Anybody mount lihgts on top of the auger housing ??
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-10-2014, 08:09 AM
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I haven't seen it done but it seems the ideal place to mount them. Why it isn't the go to place to mount them I have no idea.
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I did but haven't tried it out in the snow yet, will let this forum know how it turns out.



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If you are going into drifting snow that is taller than your bucket then you're going to cover your light with snow or even break off your light. I get large amounts of drifting snow along the length of my driveway that comes off the snowbank and if my lights were mounted on my bucket they'd get wrecked. This is the reason that manufactures don't mount lights on the bucket.

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But, but, but I have tracks I never plow through a snowdrift I skim the top 18" then come back for a second pass.

Same at the mouth of the driveway, If there's 3 feet of snow I remove the top 18" first then the bottom 18" next.


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But, but, but I have tracks I never plow through a snowdrift I skim the top 18" then come back for a second pass.

Same at the mouth of the driveway, If there's 3 feet of snow I remove the top 18" first the the bottom 18" next.
OK, then I guess that the bucket mount would work for you then. Personally, I think that mounting in front of the engine is a good option, line of sight for operator is well lit without need for bucket mount.

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If you are going into drifting snow that is taller than your bucket then you're going to cover your light with snow or even break off your light. I get large amounts of drifting snow along the length of my driveway that comes off the snowbank and if my lights were mounted on my bucket they'd get wrecked. This is the reason that manufactures don't mount lights on the bucket.
Makes sense. I haven't seen a snow over my bucket... yet.
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Thanks for all the replies. Going a head for the bjcket mount. I understand about the drifting banks. Usually do them in two passes anyway. Can always mkve them back to the handles if it fails.
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