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    1025r Lights---magnet mounts

    I wanted adjustable lighting (point in any direction) on my 1025r and didn't want to pay the dealer the 200 bucks or whatever absurd thing they were asking for aux lights, so I bout some 27w LED flood lights on amazon for less than 20 bucks (very bright!) and a pair of magnet mounts from Tractor Supply for 10 bucks each and a pair of two pronged trailer plugs for interfacing with the factory wiring:

    Lights:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EAEM6XK

    Magnet mounts:
    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...mount-hardware

    Plugs:
    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...n?cm_vc=-10005

    I also picked up some of those corrugated wire organizers/covers which ended up serving only to help snake the wires through the ROPS, which was very, very easy.

    Anyway, here is the vid, hope this helps some people who were wondering how to interface with the factory wiring harness. Please ignore the trailer full of trash that is going to the dump as soon as it stops raining.




    A note on the factory light plugs...they are black purple wires than end in what look like plastic tube/cap things. Those tube things come apart (don't be shy, they take a bit of force, but don't rip the wire either...use a pair of pliers to hold the base while you work to remove the cap). You can of course clip them off and crimp or solder on something else, but those TSC plugs work nicely with them, as the video shows.
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    One important thing...if you're snaking the wires through the ROPS, first reach into the bottom opening and pull out the mess of wires and wire covers that the factory crammed in there. Otherwise there isn't room for your wiring to come out. You can cram them back in there when you're done.
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    Another thing...the magnets come with rubber covers so they don't scratch your paint. The rubber of course takes some power away from the magnet. So if you are the sort of person who likes to zoom down bouncy ground and one of your magnets comes off, then remove the rubber...it will be much stronger.
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    I like this idea. Have you had pretty good luck so far with the lights staying in place while having that rubber boot on the magnets? Tough to compare what rough conditions are between how we each use our machines, but just an overall opinion in the couple months since you posted this. -Thx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwalljr View Post
    I like this idea. Have you had pretty good luck so far with the lights staying in place while having that rubber boot on the magnets? Tough to compare what rough conditions are between how we each use our machines, but just an overall opinion in the couple months since you posted this. -Thx.
    They don't fall off on their own unless you hit a really big bump, but if you go mowing, the branches will knock them off every time(unless you don't have those!). Putting them on the inside of the ROPS doesn't help much as the branches get them there too. I used to move them to the horizontal bar that connects the ROPS every time I mowed, but I got tired of that so I removed the magnets and zip tied them in pace (two big black zip ties...looks nice and holds).

    I now use the magnet mounts to hold the pins for the folding ROPS, which is easier than sticking them in a different hole and using cotter pins.
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    Got any night shots or videos?
    Think I'm about to order lights now. And grab the rest at tractor supply tomorrow.

    You have the floods right? Or the spots? I'm sure the floods are a lot better.
    Maybe I'll order one spot to go with the teomfloods
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlegreenmachine View Post
    Got any night shots or videos?
    Think I'm about to order lights now. And grab the rest at tractor supply tomorrow.

    You have the floods right? Or the spots? I'm sure the floods are a lot better.
    Maybe I'll order one spot to go with the teomfloods
    No night shots, sorry, and the dealer has the tractor so I can't take any for now.

    Yes, they are floods. The headlights make good spotlights, I wanted more fill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike01 View Post
    No night shots, sorry, and the dealer has the tractor so I can't take any for now.

    Yes, they are floods. The headlights make good spotlights, I wanted more fill.

    Cool. Ordering soon. Been wanting lights. So far this seems the simplest and easiest. Not to mention moving them around.
    The little bit of searching I've done so far doesn't seem as versatile as this idea. Good job little buddy

    Do you know how many pounds the magnet is? I'm seeing lots of 40-120 pounds. I may step it up a bit.

    Also. You can try taking off the rubber so it's stronger and then add electrical tape or something to help with scratches
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    If I were you I'd skip the magnet and just get big black zip ties. Use two on the bracket, and put tape on the backside so it won't rub the paint off the ROPS. You can still move them around, it's just not as easy. The zip ties let you tilt it up and down. Not a lot, but enough.

    I pointed one forward and one backwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike01 View Post
    If I were you I'd skip the magnet and just get big black zip ties. Use two on the bracket, and put tape on the backside so it won't rub the paint off the ROPS. You can still move them around, it's just not as easy. The zip ties let you tilt it up and down. Not a lot, but enough.

    I pointed one forward and one backwards.
    Think I found the perfect one minus a rubber boot. Still looking but this seemed the best price, size, and strength.
    Same size as the Rops and should be plenty strong. I'm sure you can replace the eyehook with your own bolt if the one supplied with the lights don't fit.
    CMS Magnetics 173 Pound Holding Power Neodymium Cup Magnet with Eyebolt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GZDNVQ0..._vjAqzb26QBBQP

    Just realized my lights are way higher than yours for some reason. So looks like I'll be mounting lower or on the inside

    Looks like you got me installing lights on my tractor and my zero turn this weekend! And I can't even get my tractor out during the day much less night lol
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