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    ROPS signal and brake light "upgrade"

    I broke one of my ROPs light assemblies (signal/brake) and went to the dealer to buy a new one, when on a whim I asked about the fancy rounded ones from the 3Rs and other large premium tractors. Turns out they were cheaper (something like 65 vs 85, but I don't remember exactly). I've always liked how those look so we measured to make sure it would fit and I bought a pair.

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    They are a direct bolt on replacement with the same wiring harness. Although the square ones have two black wires coming out of them, after a few inches they are spliced together (these have only one black wire). There is a "right" way and a fast way to install these. The right way is to remove the old wires and feed the new wires down through the ROPS and use the plugs to connect them. This is a nightmare on this tractor. I had to remove a bolt from the ROPS because the old wires were wound around it. This made the metal piece the ROPS was attached to shift position and I had to use a wooden pry bar (so no scratches) to force it back into position before I could put that bolt back. I then attached the old wires to the new ones and tried to pull them through. They wouldn't go. There was another bolt I could have removed, but at this point I gave up and cut and connected them near the mounting location. If you do it this way, it takes about 5 minutes install these.

    They look great, work perfectly and don't cause any fault codes (like trying to replace the bulbs with LEDs did). I'm pretty sure these will work for any tractor that has these square light assemblies, including the 1 series.

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this is the difference between the original lights (right image) and the new ones (left image):

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike01 View Post
    They look great, work perfectly and don't cause any fault codes (like trying to replace the bulbs with LEDs did). I'm pretty sure these will work for any tractor that has these square light assemblies, including the 1 series.

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this is the difference between the original lights (right image) and the new ones (left image):

    I assume that anyone who has the ROPS-mounted work lights would also have to purchase new light guards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I assume that anyone who has the ROPS-mounted work lights would also have to purchase new light guards?
    Yep. The guards for those look nice also, all streamlined and stuff.

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    I guess if you have the guards and all that then there's really no point in doing this unless you really like how these look. To be perfectly honest, if I knew that these fit, I would have replaced them even before breaking one. I really hate the square ones and I really love the look of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike01 View Post
    Yep. The guards for those look nice also, all streamlined and stuff.



    I guess if you have the guards and all that then there's really no point in doing this unless you really like how these look. To be perfectly honest, if I knew that these fit, I would have replaced them even before breaking one. I really hate the square ones and I really love the look of these.
    I agree. They look much better than the original Gen-1/Gen-2 square style. I have a Gen-1 2-series which has the small single square tail light.

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    I actually like the smaller one you have more than the big obnoxious ones I just removed.
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    Looks great.
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    Here they are in the daylight.

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    I like it Mike. Destroyed one side of mine bush hogging. Knocked it off then ran over it with the mower.
    Tree limb got me. I spent about a week putting about 50 small plastic pieces back together, splicing wires,
    forming new bulb holders and what not. It works and looks OK but is no longer firmly attached to the ROPS.
    I'll consider these new ones. How much were they?
    Thanks for posting this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveontheridge2 View Post
    How much were they?
    Thanks for posting this.
    I can't remember exactly, but it was around 62-65 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveontheridge2 View Post
    I like it Mike. Destroyed one side of mine bush hogging. Knocked it off then ran over it with the mower.
    Tree limb got me. I spent about a week putting about 50 small plastic pieces back together, splicing wires,
    forming new bulb holders and what not. It works and looks OK but is no longer firmly attached to the ROPS.
    I'll consider these new ones. How much were they?
    Thanks for posting this.
    i just took mine off, snipped the wires leaving about three inches sticking out of the ROPS, attached insulated spade connectors to both ends of the snipped wires and cable-tied the wires coming out of the ROPS to the upright section of the ROPS so that they are easily available to re-attach when necessary. The tractor hardly ever goes off the property, and if it does I will have lights with intact lenses. Within days of having the tractor, I broke one of the lenses on a tree branch. Too expensive to replace too often. I guess the alternative is to fashion protection for light that actually works, but since they don't get a lot of use, this was the answer for me.

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