How To Set up Mower LED Lights – Exmark Radius X-series

It’s now prime time slicing season right here in Central Florida. We get our afternoon thunderstorms and the nights are round 80°F. To say the grass is rising like loopy is an understatement. With the afternoon thunderstorms rolling in a number of occasions every week, it leaves little daylight to get the grass lower. Fortunately, Exmark makes mower LED lights 126-5382 for our Exmark Radius X Collection Zero Flip. That is the mower we reviewed earlier within the 12 months, so test it out.

The LED mild system is available in a package with 2 LED mild clusters, the whole wiring harness, swap, the mounts, fasteners and even zip ties and directions. Opening the field, the whole lot appears fairly self explanatory. Nonetheless, to humor myself I stick intently to each phrase of the directions. Certain!

Putting in The Mower LED Gentle System 126-5382

Exmark LED Gentle Package

First, we lay the whole lot out on the workbench to make sure we have now the whole lot. Then, we achieve a great understanding of what each bit is, and which fasteners go together with what. The mower LED lights mount to the ROPS (Rollover Safety Construction), therefore the spherical tubing that goes overhead and may pivot to put flat behind the motor. We’ve seen these mounted on the edges of the ROPS, however we resolve to mount them to the highest.

The primary components to put in are the 2 mounts for the LED lights. Every of the 2 mounts are available in two items which slide collectively, so that they virtually act like a hinge. Don’t connect the mounts on to the ROPS. You should definitely place one of many rubber strips across the ROPS bar first, then place the LED mount on the ROPS. Upon getting the rubber strip and the mount aligned, thread within the two stainless screws for every mount. The screws thread-into the mount, then a lock waser and nut are added to the opposite aspect of the fastener. Make sure that each mounts are tight and that the flat components of the mounts are on the identical airplane (stage).

Mower LED Lights Brackets And Mounts

Subsequent, it’s time to assemble the lights and brackets. These brackets maintain the LED lights to the mounts we simply put in on the ROPS. Every LED must have the U-shaped brackets connected. To do that, ensure you place the stainless bolt (hex bolt) via the U bracket earlier than attaching the bracket to the LED. I didn’t the primary time, so I needed to backup and begin over.

As soon as each LED lights have the brackets connected, place the LED and brackets on the ROPS mount. It’s best to be capable of simply feed the stainless bolts (sticking via the LED U-shaped bracket) via the outlet within the ROPS mount. Fasten the LED lights with the stainless nut and washer for every LED.

Take away And Reinstall Management Panel – Swap Set up

Utilizing a 5/16” or 8mm nut driver, take away the few hex screws holding down the mower management panel (on the proper aspect of the mower, the place the important thing resides). You will notice a rectangle on the management panel with what appears just like the headlights image in your car. Take a pointy razor-knife and lower out the rectangle. That is simple to do, simply comply with alongside the cutout within the metallic.

Now, the swap must be put in within the rectangle cutout. The swap ought to simply slide and click on when it locks into place. The LED lights and swap are actually put in, so it’s time for the wiring harness. However don’t substitute the fasteners within the management panel but.

Exmark Radius X-series LED Gentle Wiring Harness

Typically wiring harnesses could be scary, however this isn’t a kind of occasions. It’s fairly simple to take a look at the terminated ends of the harness to inform what goes the place. Discover the tip that attaches to the swap we simply put in. The wiring will feed behind and underneath the management panel. It’s best to see a passage the place different wires are navigating from the engine compartment to the management panel space. Feed the wiring harness via and fix to the swap. Now, substitute the fasteners (5/16” hex screws) on the management panel.

We have to faucet into {the electrical} or battery wiring, and there are a few areas to do that. The one we discovered was close to the left aspect of the mower, within the engine compartment. Simply comply with the wires, they’ll lead you there. Plug the LED mild wiring harness into the newly discovered 12V-ignition supply. There ought to solely be energy to the lights when the hot button is within the “On” place. Lastly, plug the 2 waterproof plugs (with inexperienced ends) into every LED mild.

Zip ties can now be used to tie the wires again out of the best way. Chances are you’ll need to wait on doing this till you make sure that the whole lot is performing nicely and adjusted to your liking. Then you’ll be able to zip tie the whole lot out of the best way, so wires don’t get pinched, and so forth.

Mower LED Lights Efficiency

Timing is close to excellent, as I wrap up the mower LED lights on the Exmark Radius X-series, the solar has now set. The skies develop darkish, so a good time to check the mower LED lights. In all honesty, my expectations run low, as I’ve seen many LED lights that weren’t so brilliant. Fortunately, I’m positively shocked with the primary flip of the swap. Stillin the store, I flip the important thing on and flip the sunshine swap. WOW!! These are very brilliant lights that appear to disperse, or broadcast the sunshine very nicely additionally. Now, it’s time to convey the Exmark Radius out of the store and into the evening.

Even with the LED lights blazing within the store, I nonetheless had doubts if the 2 LED lights can present sufficient mild to mow within the evening. Once more, my doubt is rapidly extinguished with the efficiency of simply the 2 LED lights shining like a beacon within the evening. Atop the ROPS bar on the Exmark Radius, that mower LED lights throw the sunshine over the operator’s head and onto the garden in entrance. It’s simple to see particles and undulations with these Exmark mower LED lights. We tried it underneath a pair huge oak timber in addition to within the open garden. The LED lights carry out very nicely on the Exmark, and we’d undoubtedly suggest this LED mild package from Exmark. Discover your Exmark supplier right here, and ask for the 126-5582 LED mild package.

Warning Lights

With the brand new mower LED lights put in, mowing within the afternoon and into the darkish is now doable. I’m undecided that we suggest that you simply lower all through the evening, however it would assist to complete that garden as evening approaches. Be certain to not get too formidable with mowing at evening, as , on a zero flip, you’ll be able to flip very fast. With out having lights all the best way round, you possibly can flip into an unseen impediment or someone. All the time mow with warning.