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MarksA-C
Is there a way to run headlights on a tractor that doesn't have a battery? I heard of a way to run it off the engine but I forgot...a long time ago. It would be for a yeoman. Any info or diagrams would be greatly appreciated! Mark-

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B.Ikard
Briggs made an AC only under flywheel stator for lighting purposes-I have a 16hp engine from a lincoln welder that has this option. I doubt your tractor has magnets on the inside of the flywheel for this setup. If so I have the stator that I am not going to use- Brent

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D-17_Dave
The tractor must have some sort of power generation device be it an alt. or a generator. The AC alt. Brent was referring to is rated to run a couple of headlights only and it's output is equal only to the engine rpm. This meaning the slower the engine speed the dimmer the lights are. This type system does work but it's less than desired due to the fact that most utility work done on the tractor is done at less than wide open throttle. And as stated it requires the flywheel to be lined with magnets and the AC circuit half winding mounted under the flywheel. The other standard style would be the generator option that was made for your tractor. You still must have a battery installed to run lights off of a generator. The battery gives the regulator a stable point of reference to work off of and without a battery when you turn on the lights the generator will go to full charge and over volt and immediately burn the bulbs out.

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joshuaareed
I use a 7 amp hour battery for a uninterpretable power supply, that you would use for your computer, on my walk behind snow blower with a toggle switch. when the battery goes dead I charge it . I use one of those clear driving lights and it works good. The battery is about 6"x3"x4". This one is $19.95 but you can find them cheaper. Good luck Mark. http://ebatteriestogo.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=EBTG&Product_Code=D5743

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cojo92
joshuaareed, that sounds good. Im Mike and im the one Mark is helping fid how to add lights to the tractor. i just bought it on ebay friday night and my dad picked it up for me last night. i dont know much about it. i think i may try your way. thats what i was thinking of too! Thanks everyone for these Ideas and Thanks Mark!!!! Mike PS. still post ideas plz.

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Dark
this is done on on mopeds all the time it has to do with the coil. the coil grounds to the block but if you isolate the ground so that you can run a wire to and through the headlight and to ground as the ground path is made it will light the bulb (but if the bulb burns out) then the engine wont run either.

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rsnik
Many years ago I owned a BMW 733i. I thought the alternator had failed. Removed it and had it tested. Nope. Checked all the ground connections. Checked everything my Haynes manual suggested. Nothing. Finally took it to the expensive, BMW specialist mechanic. Turns out the charging system idiot light on the dash was burned out and if that little bulb burned out it disabled the charging system. I was stunned. What a bad design.

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cojo92
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Originally posted by Dark
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so if i do that way te engine will blow out too? cant afford to blow the engine!
you wouldn't blow a motor you just wouldn't get spark until you replaced the light bulb
ohh Thanks for the advice!!! I greatly appreciate it!!!:D:D:D

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ehertzfeld
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[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rauFsxhq2A8[/url] Here's my tractor!!!
You actually got something to plow????? Here in CT we got a coating of ice.:( I think you need to make some sort of camera mount for the tractor, so we see less of your leg in the future!:D

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