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Dash mounted plow controls

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by superdog1, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. superdog1

    superdog1 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I just bought an 1995 Ford F350 Powerstroke automatic trans. dump from a local school district (only has 37,000 miles on it!!). Anyways, it came with a Diamond 8ft blade. The controls for it are on the dash in a box with rocker switches. This seems like my right arm is gonna' fall off after using this setup for a few hours, constantly reaching up to move the plow.

    Does anyone else have this setup, and if so, should I change it to something else?:confused:
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I mount my control stick on the gear shift. My hand is always there any ways!
     
  3. Plow horse

    Plow horse Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    good Idea

    You can do anything as long as you have the imagination. There are lots of brackets out there, just look. and if you have a stick shift mounting on the shifter is the best way, he is rite.
     
  4. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    One of my old mans trucks he put the 2 switches in a electrical box with a blank cover and about a 3 ft cable he had a tethered remote before Myers ever thought of one. If only he had patented it
     
  5. Plow horse

    Plow horse Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Thats where it comes from.

    Yes If Only. Thats a trip, I guess he will patent it next time. BUT thats where all the inventions come from people like US, Making everything Better.
     
  6. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Well you answerd your first question,COMFORT and probably the most important is when your in the cab for 8-16 hours you most deffinatly want comfort and eae of use
     
  7. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    I done did havnt mownted myne yet it jsut gits wedgd betwean the seets when knot in yous otherwize sinse its a handhold controllr i just hold it in my hand while aye shift and its eezy enuf to hit the controlls i knead two when i knead two. Maybee ewe should mayk a handhold unit out uv it and hold it with youre left hand and stear and shift with youre write hand
     
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    My uncle has his Boss controller mounted on the dash of his Dodge 2500. It seams like a really good place for it because it's close to the shifter. I have never tried it though. I personally like holding mu Fish Stick in my left hand. It's all about what's most comfortable for you.
     
  9. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Awe the heck wit it just stick one side of the VELCRO to the dash,seats, or where ever you want so you can just stick the controller ay where ya want:D
     
  10. Plow horse

    Plow horse Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Oh push button

    Ya I have my myers push button velcro to dash, so is my western, when not in use, and in my right hand or lap when plowing, easy shiftn an auto with the hand held controls. With a stick shift I like mounting the old style little toggle switchs with the extensions on shifter, its a easy game with a good immagination!:mechanic:
     
  11. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    wow, think of that all by yourself?
     
  12. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I gave up after the first 7 words. Just couldn't force myself to decode the rest.
     
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,553

    really, what, uh? you hold your shaft with your right hand while your left hand does what?
     
  14. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    their is know shaft two hold with a plow controllr
     
  15. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Well if ya had flex holder mounted it be different
     
  16. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    How about reconfiguring it to run off a fisher or western or a boss control? It can't possibly be that difficult but then wiring isn't my strong suit. I'm sure one of these guys around here would know how to do it.
     
  17. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    westrern,fisher,blizzard are the same Myer, Boss, and Dogg are all different unless you enjoy tracking wires and cutting tem apart