Altom International 4400 Truck Strobe Lights


Hello everybody. Thanks for watching. This is George with Wicked Warnings, here with a very long video, fair warning. This is a
big job, a big monster International 4400 for our good friends at Altom Transport.
This particular truck is featuring a whole bunch of lighting, some of which is
readily available and some of which is special order. So what you’ll see on this
truck, first and foremost, right up front is our 4-head Wicked Stick. That’s
displaying an amber only flash pattern by customer request and we also removed some rather cheesy AutoZone style fog lights and we’ve tied
in the white steady burn to the factory fog light switch, which as I said, used to
power some cheesy little fog lights. We removed them. We installed that warning
bar and now, when you hit the factory fog light switch, the warning bar has the
flood white option. When the factory fog light switch is off, of course we return
back to our warning mode. That is just one of the many patterns available on
that. Let me show you a little bit more about what’s going on on the front. So as
you can see, this truck is quite tall and with our tripod all the way up, you can
just barely see that Whelen Justice full-size LED bar on the roof.
We built this truck exactly how the customer wanted it. So we’ve got an all-amber Justice bar on the roof by Whelen. It’s stood up on custom mounts about 8 inches off the roof, so it’ll clear that front factory visor. It also reflects
nicely off of the Altom logo on the box. We’ve got two previously installed
double flash strobe beacons, up on the top corners of the box that we just
wired into the new system because they were there and they’re working. Please
pardon my shaky camera. I’m standing up on a ladder holding the camera so you
can see the light bar in the mounts. Those are some steel mounts we
powder-coated black to match the roof. Stand that light bar up high enough to
clear this factory front visor. This was all done in our house here,
Wicked Warnings. Let me show you the side. Alright, I’m having a little
trouble backing up far enough to even show you everything. We are gonna do some outside shots of this truck later on but let me go down the sides and tell you
what we’re looking at. We’ve got SoundOff NLine runners underneath the doors. That’s a 48-inch, 4 section underneath each front door. We’ve also
got 10, yes 10, of our TIR-3’s on the back box, 3 on the top, 2 on the
bottom and we’re featuring our 28-inch Thin-X Strip in only amber flash. We’ve
got quantity 4 on the back. We’ve got 2 facing sideways on the box and 2
facing backwards on the box corners. We’ve also got 2-head
Wicked Sticks on the back of the box. This was built to spec to flash all-amber. We didn’t want to do any white, so we’ve disabled the white flash on the
Thin-X Strip, as well as that front bumper, as we spoke earlier. We disabled
the white flash on that as well. You can see we’ve synchronized the top of the
box to flash middle-outside and we’ve also synchronized the bottom to go along
with that. We did not add the last bottom light because it would have been
redundant with the 28-inch Strip on the back of the box there. Obviously, the
driver’s side is done exactly the same as the passenger side but as you can see,
it’s pretty much right up against the wall. So I won’t be able to show you
that at all. Let me show you some of the back. I get asked this a lot. “Are your
lights bright?” I hope this illustrates. This is our cheapest light, it’s a TIR-3 and I hope you can see right here, yes they’re bright. Now it’s a direct on
shot and even all the way up there, you can see how bright they are. So yes, our
lights are extremely bright. As you can see around the front here, how well that strip works underneath the door. This particular truck, as you can
read, is a emergency spill response truck. So this comes out when somebody spills
something hazardous on the highway. These are the guys that come out and take care
of it right away. So it’s a very important truck. Needs
to have good lighting because it is always on the response to an accident
scene. So we want to keep the guys that are working out of the back of this
truck nice and safe, so we’ve lit this thing up all over to
the max. Let me show you in the back. By the way, shout out to Altom Transport and Al Warren Oil, specialized carriers of petroleum and chemical products. If
you’re in this industry, give these guys a call. I think they are the best around
for sure. Now backed up in the other corner of the shop and you can see we’ve
not only wig-wagged the 28-inch Strips on the back of the truck, well we’ve also wig-wagged them with the side. So you’ll see a left-to-right
alternation on the rear, as well as a side-to-back alternation on each corner.
That gives him very good warning all the way around, well over 180-degrees on the back half of the truck and as you can see, we’re doing a
triple flash each way. We didn’t want to do anything overly obnoxious because the men that work in this truck will be around the back more than the front and
I don’t want to be blinding the guys trying to do their job. As you can see, we
were very careful to place the lights in an area where when the doors are pinned
open, none of the light is blocked. That’s why we did them right there on the
corners the way we did them is because doors open, doors closed, you get all of
the needed light that you want. You can see there also, we’ve got some LED work
lights up on the corners outside. Forgive me, the one on the right, I’m waiting on a
pigtail plug. The light’s fine. I just was shorted a pigtail. So at the time of this
video I couldn’t power it up for you but the pigtail is on the way and that
light will be working just like the passenger very shortly. It also has a
couple of LED lights previously installed inside the box of the truck in
the back. These are all switched from in the cab. So as I was saying earlier, out
back here, we’ve got 2 of our Wicked Sticks in 2-head and they’re placed up
there right in between the DOT lighting on the box and we’ve got them
in a slow-to-fast alternating pattern. Again, trying to make it not too
obnoxious for the back because this is where all
the action’s happening but definitely nice high bright warning with a little
bit of movement to keep all the cars aware of what’s happening with this
vehicle. Now here we are inside the hot box and now just to show you guys a little bit about the wiring. No, we don’t just
have a bunch of crap all stuck together inside of here. That’s actually our
wiring up there, in the loom way up there but as you can see, we’ve kept
it tight and right along the ceiling, completely out of the way of all this
fancy stuff for work. We came down the corner here and that’s where we’re going
out for the back there. Try to keep the minimal amount of holes drilled in this
truck as we can. You can see over on this side as well, some wiring right there
along the roof. Nice and tight up in the corner, well secured so it’s out of the
way. So of course, this is what the inside of the box looks like. Forgive the fast
movement but I just wanted to show you all that there wasn’t a bunch of ratty
connections and crap wire hanging everywhere in here. I’m sorry but I just
gotta say it again, look at those strips under the door. That is a nice light and
we’re gonna start stocking that light. I like it. Mounts good. Looks good. Again, SoundOff NLine, special order right now. The only
thing that you could get in-stock on this build is gonna be the TIR-3’s or the
Thin-X Strips or the Wicked Sticks. The roof bar, the custom brackets, the NLine’s, those are all custom order. Let me show you a little switching. Alright, so
here in the cab of the truck. Now this truck has been in service for quite a
while. It’s a 2006, so the guys have gotten used to these two switches. This
is your white lights for the back of the box and this used to run only the 2
beacon lights. So everybody that’s driven this truck in this company and there’s
more than one person I’m sure that drives it, has been aware that this is
their warning light switch and that this is their steady on switch. So what we’ve
done is we’ve used this switch to trigger a bank of relays hiding up underneath the dash and that bank of relays is divided into
3 circuits. I believe the cab of the truck, the
roof light bar and the box of the truck broken up into 3 different circuits.
And that way the one switch will run everything without maxing out and
overloading the switch because it’s only tripping relays. The relays are fed off
of the battery the way a normal relay is fed and this way, we don’t have to
put it in a new switch. We don’t have to change how the operators are used to running the truck and everybody gets in it, pulls the same switch out and it just
has a lot better warning. So if you’re rocking something with this logo in your fleet, you want bring it in here. Let Wicked
Warnings take care of it and we’ll get you going. I just wanted to show you all
a little shot of the truck with the parking lights on.

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