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I need to put headlights in a few more of my tractors, currently only the diesel has them. I bought those at a local farm store and they are not very bright so I'm thinking of upgrading those.

Searching this forum and the web I figured out these are actually 12V PAR 36 "can" lamps, often used for outdoor lighting, etc. They are often avialable in 11, 36, and the 50W seem to be the thing to have for our tractors. There some different light patterns available though and I just wonder if somebody can give some insight there?

I have a friend that has a cushman police meter maid truck, which he says uses a 36/50W high/low version of that light but he'd have to tear it apart to get numbers. If anybody can comment on that, I'm going to dig on the web.

I was also saddened to find out massey no longer has any headlight brackets left and very little of the rubber edging... So I'll be having a cad program made up soon and running off a batch on the plasma table. As for the rubber edgingI'm up for suggestions.
 

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Make up some extra brackets while your at it.

Try snowmobile windshield trim, for edging. Maybe, heat it, to form it as you go.
 

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I was planning on cutting an entire sheet of them. I am not sure what else I can say on this forum about that so if a mod wants to step in without me getting in trouble...it would be appreciated.

The rubber trim actually holds the lights in place tight, they do not rattle or move. So I think rubber is the only suitable material.
 

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As for the rubber edging,I use vacuum tubing split down the middle.It works for me.
 
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The rubber trim actually holds the lights in place tight, they do not rattle or move. So I think rubber is the only suitable material.
I also did a little poking around on the net and found this site where you may find something that will work for the rubber portion. Check it out and let us know what you think.
 

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I ran it past the staff and we all think that as long as you put together an ad for the classified section to sell them, it would be OK. You may also write up a post that points to the ad with a link if you wish. Keep in mind that if this becomes an ongoing "business" type enterprise, we may have to revisit the issue then, but if you're just making up some extras while making a set for yourself, then we're good with it


I also did a little poking around on the net and found this site where you may find something that will work for the rubber portion. Check it out and let us know what you think.
I'm going to try this as an experiment to see how much demand there would be. If there was enough than I may consider expanding into something more.

Tried that link and can't get it to work.
 

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...Tried that link and can't get it to work.
Sorry. I tried the link before I hit "post". I don't know what happened, but it certainly wasn't working. I just fixed it and tried it and it worked. It seems I'm having some trouble with linking stuff lately?!?!
 
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