Havent installed mine yet, but how to they handle highway speeds on a open trailer?? Thats my biggest concern about them..Yep, "Horse Blinders", the best money you can spend if you plan on lighting those new lights "at night".:laugh: One head turn with the work lights on ("YIKES!") was all it took for me!
I don't know from trailering, but the blinders AIN'T CHEESY material! Hey, I've tried my best to knock the left one off plenty of times with my elbow twirling the seat into the BH position. They flex and don't crease. Stay under 120mph with that rig and you should be fine.:laugh:Havent installed mine yet, but how to they handle highway speeds on a open trailer?? Thats my biggest concern about them..
And if that weren't enough, I noticed this in the Horse Blinder section of the Artillian site:I don't know from trailering, but the blinders AIN'T CHEESY material! Hey, I've tried my best to knock the left one off plenty of times with my elbow twirling the seat into the BH position. They flex and don't crease. Stay under 120mph with that rig and you should be fine.:laugh:
What color wires do you have available at the rear of the tractor? If I recall, the only harness connections back there are for the work lights. So if you have no purple, what colors are in the tractor pigtail? If you have black and something that is probably the correct wires. You could always verify with a volt meter.Having a problem guys.. Wonder if you can help..
OMG! (as they say in the street) Glad I got the old "wimpy ones" or my arm wouldn't have any skin left on it!:laugh:And if that weren't enough, I noticed this in the Horse Blinder section of the Artillian site:
New! ENHANCED BLINDER SHAPE and THICKER MATERIAL!
So they are now even more durable.
running a new circuit for additional lights is very simple. a step 1-2-3 for youOk.. So long story short, I can't just plug these things in right?.. I'm gonna have to cut or splice or run a new line to the switch or something based on the other threads.. Thanks for posting the links by the way.. Can't believe JD couldn't see that this would be a more popular mod for the 23 than the 25 and 26 since they already have additional lighting.. They absolutely should have made it plug and play on the 23.. I don't know jack about wiring and don't want to mess with my warranty.. I think I'm gonna have to let the dealer install them.. Unless I'm missing something and it's really that easy.. If any one can provide the step 1-2-3 for dummy's I might give it a try.. No worries if no one can.. You've all been a great help so far already.. As usual!..
Wow very cool! Sharing the part number for this magic $24 harness will help many others Can you please share it?Great info and great instructions guys!.. I was all set to move forward using your methods which no doubt would have got it done when I decided to head into that other large deere dealer I mentioned earlier.. I just couldn't believe that this is something that deere had left out on a machine that costs this much money and thought there has just got to be a factory solution.. Sure enough.. The service manager at this store feeling the same as me about the whole thing. Could not square himself with the idea that there was no factory way to do this.. So he called deere and in 5 mins had the part number for the harness I need and ordered it for me.. It was a measly $24 for the harness.. Insane that they wouldn't just include it on the tractor.. $24 retail has got to be just penny's at the factory.. Anyway.. Its done and damn the lights are bright!.. Gonna have to order the horse blinders for sure, but they light the way beautifully!..
Good call Kenny.. I should have done that.. Ok the part number that you need (1023E ONLY) is LVU22999.. That is the part number of the wiring harness that you need to run the forward lighting kit.. So you'll need to order the kit itself, the guards that mount to the rops that you mount the lights on plus this wiring harness.. An installation tip.. The instructions that come with the harness suggest that you run the harness under the tractor.. I chose to remove the floor board (took 5 extra mins) and I ran the harness on top of the floor right along the main wiring harness that runs from the dash to the back of the tractor.. This harness is skinny and buddies right up to it, attach a few of the black zip ties that come with the kit and its very neat and tidy.. Takes a little playing around to properly route the ends that go to each side of the tractor out back but no big deal.. I wanted everything to be neat, tidy and proper so I was very fussy with how I routed the wires.. To look at it now you'd never know it didn't didn't come from the factory this way..Wow very cool! Sharing the part number for this magic $24 harness will help many others Can you please share it?