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Tractor Canopy Made From Golf Cart Top
“I used the top of a junked-out EZ-GO golf cart to make a shade canopy for my 18 hp Kubota loader tractor. It was easy to do and cost almost nothing,” says Steve Browning, Buckingham, Va.
    Browning says the conversion took only an afternoon to complete. “My only cost was for the LED lights I added on front and back, which I bought at Northern Tool for $50,” says Browning.
     He unbolted the golf cart top, which came with mounting supports on front and back. He reversed the supports to make the top fit the tractor. He used metal conduit brackets and 6-in. long Grade 5 bolts to attach the front supports to the loader support arms. The rear supports are bolted to angle iron brackets bolted across the tractor’s rear fenders.
    He mounted a pair of 27-watt LED lights both on front and back of the canopy. “The lights produce a beautiful white light that extends about 100 ft. in front of and behind the tractor,” says Browning. “When I’m operating a snow blade at night after a heavy snow, it’s almost like I’m working in daylight.”
    He also mounted a small flasher light off an old service truck on top of the canopy. The wiring for the lights and flasher came from underwater lights designed for swimming pools. “I operate a commercial swimming pool business, so I install these kind of lights frequently,” says Browning. “The wiring is impervious to moisture and so tough it’s almost bullet-proof. It works great on vehicles and farm machinery.”
     Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steve Browning, 3860 Oak Hill Rd., Buckingham, Va. 23921 (ph 434 996-8137; watrpro@aol.com).

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