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Fender-Mounted “LightGuards”
“I got the idea one day while driving my tractor past a tree. A branch got caught on one of the fender-mounted lights and broke it,” says Steven Chalmers, Castle Rock, Colo.
  The incident prompted him to come up with his new LightGuard that’s designed to protect fender-mounted stud lights. It consists of a 6-in. dia., 3-in. deep powder-coated aluminum ring with 4 rubber “feet”. A slot in one side leads to a 3/4-in. dia. mounting hole in the bottom.
  The operator removes the mounting nut from the light stud and lifts the light fixture above the fender, then positions the ring over it. He uses the slot to slide the ring past the wire until it aligns with the fender hole, allowing the stud to drop through both the ring and fender. He then replaces and tightens the mounting nut.
  “It’s easy to install, with no need to disconnect the wiring,” says Chalmers. “The rubber feet keep the ring from scratching the fender, and prevents rattling. The feet are attached to the ring with aluminum rivets, and they’re made from weather resistant rubber so they’re very durable. The ring is sturdy enough that you can grab onto it as you climb onto the tractor.”
  Chalmers sells the rings on his website for $39.95 per pair including S&H, and also sells them on Amazon and eBay. He says he’s willing to make other sizes of rings for larger lights if there’s enough interest.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steven Chalmers, 4829 N. Mesa Drive, Castle Rock, Colo. 80108 (ph 303 981-9879; steven@lightguards.net; www.lightguards.net).

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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #2