Manufacturers of special equipment offer spare parts for walk-behind tractors and ready-to-connect lighting kits, consisting of a headlight, toggle switch and wiring. However, many owners of units, to avoid additional costs, prefer independent preparation and installation of lighting equipment. Installing lighting on a mini-tractor with your own hands does not require special skills, the acquisition of expensive materials and the use of special equipment. Headlights from various Soviet-assembled vehicles are often used as a lighting device for agricultural machines.
Pay attention! The brightness of the old flashlight may not be enough for special equipment to drive onto the track or perform a large amount of work. In addition, the service life of such a device does not exceed 2-3 months.
You can make light on a walk-behind tractor without a generator by installing a 12 V battery. The battery from a motorcycle, moped or boat is taken as a power source. Don't give up your car battery. If you put a heavy power source on the cultivator, then you can solve several associated problems - equip the unit with an electric starter and significantly weight its body. In addition, it would be useful to be able to illuminate the area at night without the engine running. This feature can come in handy for a picnic or night fishing.
Installing the headlight on a walk-behind tractor using a battery is carried out in the following sequence:
In order for the battery capacity to last for a long time, LED lamps must be inserted into the lanterns. They consume negligible amounts of energy to create bright lighting.
Small upgrades to an outdated headlamp will greatly increase its performance. To re-equip the luminaire filling, you need to prepare gypsum, fiberglass and epoxy. The process of alteration of the lantern takes place in several stages:
The improved lantern can be equipped with one or a pair of halogen lamps or LED strip. After that, the product will be ready for installation on a mini-tractor.
Important! It is possible to install the headlight on the walk-behind tractor only after a complete check of the lighting device and exclusion of the possibility of a short circuit. For installation, it is desirable to use a rigid structure with four fasteners.