2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Light Bar Fits Any Width Implement
The Delano, Minnesota farmer came up with a solution that he believes will solve warning light problems for a lot of other farmers, too.
Using an 8-ft. long section of 1-1/4 in. square tubing and two 4-ft. pieces of 1-in. tubing, Neisen made a telescoping bar that he can safely extend out to about 14 ft. wide. He installed a set screw on each end of the center section of the bar to fasten the telescoping sections securely. Then he mounted flashing lights on the ends of the telescoping sections. The lights are protected by open end sections of pipe at each end of the boom.
The lights on Neisen's extending light bar are normal 12-volt emergency flashers. He wired these to a regular extension cord, leaving the female plug intact. Another length of extension cord wires into the tractor, with the male plug on the loose end.
He mounts the light bar on the back of his tractor when he has nothing behind it. When he's pulling wagons or equipment, he mounts the light bar on the rear-most vehicle. He simply runs the extension cord from the tractor back to the boom to power it.
Neisen will put plans together for the light bar if there's enough interest.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert J. Neisen, 3946 County Road 30 SE, Delano, Minn. 55328 (ph 612-972-2207).
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