Can I add a headlight to Snow Blower?


Old 12-31-08, 12:17 AM
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Can I add a headlight to Snow Blower?


I bought a Yardmachine 2 Stage Snowblower. It has a 179CC engine. I don't know much about small engines, but I do know a lot about automotive electrical. I am wondering if there is anything that is on the engine that will "generate" DC electricity? Or do the snowblowers that have a headlight have some sort of generator or simple alternator to create electricity? My snowblower does not have a headlamp, but I would like to add one.
Thanks for you help.
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Old 12-31-08, 03:53 AM
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it probably does not have an alternater. you could mount a battery and use a mainter type charger. with one light you should get a decent amount of time out of it before charging.
go with a low wattage light since you only need a few feet of range.
Old 12-31-08, 04:45 PM
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Most snowblower engines do have an alternator. Look for a wire coming off the engine that is not attatched to anything. The en may look like half a fuse holder. Post the engine number and we can find out.
Old 01-01-09, 12:45 PM
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Just add a bicycle battery powered light to it, alot of work and money to add an alternator for a light.

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