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PostSubject: Headlight Protection   Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:03 pm

I know it might sound weird but If im going to be driving through bush am I going to need anything to protect the Headlights from cracking or breaking? Im planning on putting them on my new push bar which and would be the first to hit any low branches. I don't want to have to replace a bulb because I was to lazy to put chicken wire or something over them. Im wondering if It would be necessary and if it is what could I use?

By the way heres a picture of my Push bar on my tractor, In case it matters.


This is just the Pushbar.


This is generally where the lights will be on the Push Bar.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight Protection   Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:20 am

If you can find those bulbs - you mean, theyre not easy to find - you might want to make something to bolt to the sheetmetal - that way the hood can still open normally .

Could do an 'exo skeleton' around the front - either using tubing or square stock - bolt it to the bottom of the hood run it up the sides and around the headlights.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight Protection   Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:11 am

The Hood on my Tractor doesnt open like most tractors, It opens like a Car or a truck, only the Hood is hinged not the grill and original headlights. Heres a Picture to show you.


I really like how MTD built this tractor, almost everything I want to have on it.

I was just wondering for a Headlight Guard(something infront of the headlights so branches don't swing into them and smash them).
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight Protection   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:29 am

well you could put some metal mesh infront of them
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight Protection   Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:24 pm

Dang - i shouldnt post when im tired - i actually have 2 of those style tractors and i totally forgot how the hood opens - shows how long its been since ive gotten out n tinkered on my stuff....
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight Protection   Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:53 pm

@CityRedneck wrote:
well you could put some metal mesh infront of them
Im just wondering what kind of mesh? would chicken wire do anything? I know it would be easy to put something like chicken wire in-front but if it doesn't so anything why bother.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlight Protection   Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:45 pm

no like the mesh that fearlessfront is using for the foot rests on his racing mower
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