What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

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Marcel

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Actually I got this set for free back in 2009 from my Trucklite rep. I gave them to my friend whom never installed them either. At that time I had the 109 and did not want to mess with converting it. So - my friend got sick of me begging for them back as I have the Trucklite LED's surrounding the gun ring as well. There were some folks who had these for sale in the classifieds here ? Price has gone down seeing as they have been on the market now for a while as well.

Marcel - I live in GA so hopefully it does not snow here where I have to test that ability - if it does I need to move farther SOUTH. I cannot see them heating up like a normal light though as they are LED.
I believe that I read that Trucklite sells LED lights that have a heating mechanism to melt snow and ice buildup. Not a problem for a Georgia boy though. I do remember backpacking in the Northern Georgia Appalachian mountains in early April and it did get chilly. Perhaps chilly enough for ice to form in the streams.
 
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zout

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Marcel - there are way many more smarter folks here on SS than I am - I know it has the normal 3 wire to the rear of the headlight assembly but saw not external wiring for any other type of function - hopefully someone chimes in to advise.

I know they are a lexan lense - so if you put rain x on them or the like that will not turn the plastic yellow it should keep snow off or project just enough heat by themselves to keep them clear. With them on - their sure will not be anyone in front of you or coming at you they are that bright.
Someone posted quite a while back that convoys coming at them with them mounted would literally make the convoy coming the other way without them stop and cover their eyes.
 

Artisan

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The HEATED LENS units are;

24v LED Headlamp w/ Heated Lens | NSN# 6220-01-616-1079

So many of these lights are getting
/ have got installed and no one thinks about the snow sticking to the lens
issue. "I" didn't consider it till I was simply
reading the truck-lite website and all of a sudden saw HEATED and
realized why.

The OE lights on my m925a1 throw BIG heat. You can feel that heat
almost 3' away when there is ice on the ground. I was a bit taken
back when I first realized this, NOW I see how 'cool' that feature is.

I have never seen any heated lens LEDs yet in 'our' hands. I am sure
any electrical consumption savings would be used up by a heated lens,
but if they throw more light for the same consumption I would go for it.

I believe the web site says they are "DOT Compliant",
(There is no such thing as a "DOT APPROVED" anything UNLESS
the DOT / NHTSA buys 10 representative samples of an item and
tests it and "Approves" it). I think you can charge them up to
$9999.99 for each of the 10 samples too!

Anyone can build anything and label it "DOT". That does not necessarily mean it IS built
to DOT spec's. (Look at your tires, they will have DOT stamped
in them, do you think the NHTSA / DOT inspected each tire? NOPE!

Same w/ motorcycle helmets. There is NO SUCH THING as a "DOT
Approved" helmet.
 

Marcel

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Marcel - there are way many more smarter folks here on SS than I am - I know it has the normal 3 wire to the rear of the headlight assembly but saw not external wiring for any other type of function - hopefully someone chimes in to advise.

I know they are a lexan lense - so if you put rain x on them or the like that will not turn the plastic yellow it should keep snow off or project just enough heat by themselves to keep them clear. With them on - their sure will not be anyone in front of you or coming at you they are that bright.
Someone posted quite a while back that convoys coming at them with them mounted would literally make the convoy coming the other way without them stop and cover their eyes.
Yes, I was told that they are very bright, Zout. I would buy them myself if I knew that they would last long enough to justify their cost.
 

Marcel

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The HEATED LENS units are;

24v LED Headlamp w/ Heated Lens | NSN# 6220-01-616-1079

So many of these lights are getting
/ have got installed and no one thinks about the snow sticking to the lens
issue. "I" didn't consider it till I was simply
reading the truck-lite website and all of a sudden saw HEATED and
realized why.

The OE lights on my m925a1 throw BIG heat. You can feel that heat
almost 3' away when there is ice on the ground. I was a bit taken
back when I first realized this, NOW I see how 'cool' that feature is.

I have never seen any heated lens LEDs yet in 'our' hands. I am sure
any electrical consumption savings would be used up by a heated lens,
but if they throw more light for the same consumption I would go for it.

I believe the web site says they are "DOT Compliant",
(There is no such thing as a "DOT APPROVED" anything UNLESS
the DOT / NHTSA buys 10 representative samples of an item and
tests it and "Approves" it). I think you can charge them up to
$9999.99 for each of the 10 samples too!

Anyone can build anything and label it "DOT". That does not necessarily mean it IS built
to DOT spec's. (Look at your tires, they will have DOT stamped
in them, do you think the NHTSA / DOT inspected each tire? NOPE!

Same w/ motorcycle helmets. There is NO SUCH THING as a "DOT
Approved" helmet.
There has been similar problems with the first generation traffic lights in northern climates as a result traffic lights are being manufactured with heating elements.
 

Artisan

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M939 series front bumber antenna mount / height indicator

Concerned w/ my trucks height at times I am... Getting out of the truck to make sure
I am not going to rip into something sucks so I pondered it for a bit and decided
to employ an antenna that I will cut off at the right height when I am done
adding things up high. It needs to be at the front so you can creep up to
an overhang and see if the antenna touches or not / go / no-go. so I
designed this bracket. Just pop 5 holes and your done. It could be
used for a functional antenna as well. PM me if interested. They
are precision cut by a water-jet from .375" (3/8") thick steel.
You weld them on, bolt them on, on top, or bottom.
I might add another one and have duals just
because it looks so dam cool too !


PIC 1
PIC 2
PIC 3
PIC 4
PIC 5
PIC 6
 

Amer-team

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Here is a tip that may be worthwhile. In WA state oversize, height loads are required to be escorted on their journeys. The front pilot car will use a height pole that is set at 6 inches above the height of the measured load. This allows them to get a strike and warn the following load. Just a thought when you are setting the strike height above your additions.
 

Artisan

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That is actually a sound way to travel w/ an over height load.
I will not be over height, I just want to be 100% before I slither under
that tree that will rip my canvas or tear up the A/C rooftop unit
I am planning for the roof.
 

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I tried the Chinese led replacement bulbs in my 5-ton they lasted a few days then burned out. When I first put them in they worked very well really bright. I made sure I had the ones that were 12-30v.
 

MtnSnow

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Installed a 24vPSC PulseTech Solar 24-Volt Battery Charger/Desulfator today and did some basic cleanup of the cab as it was filthy in between working on my son's and my snowmobiles that we haven't used for a couple of years.
 
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Amer-team

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Replaced a couple of the small corner rubber ropes on the cargo cover. A 3 foot piece works very well for those. The original was 5/16 and what is being sold in the truck stores is 3/8's, so I did find with a little candle wax on the hole, the new larger diameter rope goes through okay. Have been working on some wet sanding of the paint job. I have a tan truck and it feels like they painted it with sand in the paint. While it doesn't look bad, it is a bugger to wash and up here in the NW, the green mold takes over on a rig.
 

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Took the level wind off my 936A2 rear winch. Took it all apart, let all the bearings sit in degreaser over night. No rust on the bearings but the old grease was like concrete. Put it all back together then used my fork lift to reinstall. Now it runs on the rails like new.
 

Derrickl112

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If you don't mind me asking you what company you used for your LEDs?
I do not know what brand they are. I bought them on ebay.

I tried the Chinese led replacement bulbs in my 5-ton they lasted a few days then burned out. When I first put them in they worked very well really bright. I made sure I had the ones that were 12-30v.
Were they the same ones I have?
 
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