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Add-On Camera System Best Buy
Lar Voss, Johnstown, Colo.: “A Douxury camera system has been a good investment for me. The $220 package includes two wireless, 12-volt cameras and a split-screen monitor. I adapted one of the cameras for battery power so I can place it remotely on my big square baler. I mounted the second camera and the split-screen monitor in my tractor cab.
  “The system I assembled could easily be used on combines, manure application rigs, trucks, hay rakes and other equipment. I knew it would have limited use on the baler, but if one camera was battery-powered, I could move it to other equipment.
  “A $25 DeWalt USB attachment and a DeWalt 9-amp hour battery provide the 12 volts the camera needs. The battery sits inside a $15 waterproof ammo carrier. A 60-lb. magnet and a 90-lb. magnet attached to the carrier let me mount it close to the camera, which also has a 90-lb. magnet on it. I attached another 90-lb. magnet to the second camera that I mounted inside the cab. The four magnets cost me $60 and are probably stronger than I needed.
  “I mounted the split screen monitor permanently in the tractor cab. The second camera with its magnet is mounted near the back window to monitor the rear of the tractor and the front of any implements.
  “Mounting it inside the cab has presented no visibility problems from light reflection on the glass, except at night. The remote camera mounted to the rear of the baler is accurate enough that I can see the knots on the bale as it exits the bale chamber. I’ve also used it on a small baler to monitor for string problems.
  “The entire package cost $320, and it’s worked well. The operator manual is minimal, but the company encourages customers to call if there are issues with the equipment, installation or operation.”

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