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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by leigh, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Discovered the greatest invention, gave it a test after installation.I believe this will be the best 25$ I've spent. No more blisters or worn out hands!Hoping it cuts my plow time down by at least 1% and less fatigue. Quite stylish also! bling bling

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  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Forgot to show one action shot, smooth!Thumbs Up Going to see if will help me "drift" my gmc 4500 with more style and flair.

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  3. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    That has been around since the early days of trucking. It's calls a Suicide Knob because you can roll your vehicle in a heartbeat.
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868


    I believe they are illegal in commercial vehicles in a lot of states too.
  5. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    But they never offered them with such amazing colors, maybe I'll mount another one on the right side !
  6. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    They're illegal here unless you're handicapped:nono:
  7. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    I'll take my chances , going to be used plowing private property, maybe I should have gone with a camo design, a little more stealthy.
  8. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    I got a blister my knuckle of my middle finger on my right hand....apparently that's what I use to shift to reverse with the controller in my hand
  9. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    They come on almost every front end loader ive ever owned.Never knew they were illegal in a truck. Probably why ive never seen one in a truck though.
  10. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I have been considering one of those. I have a bad habit of using one finger to spin the wheel. After a couple days worth of plowing my finger feels like it's broken. I'm too stupid to know I am doing it.
  11. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Are those legal in your state?
  12. 94gt331

    94gt331 Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 293

    My one employee has one, in one of my trucks and he swears by them. He tells me I need to get one but I'm fine without one at this time.
  13. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,324

    I had one on my K5 when I had a broken wrist. I was in a full cast up to my bicep. Still have it somewhere. Cool color though.
  14. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 608

    Drifting? Don't joke. I had my 35k gvw salt truck get loose drifting yesterday and almost crapped myself.
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I been doing this in a truck for 32 years never needed one no blisters here on my driving hand
    Now my finger tip gets raw from pushing my buttons on my ultra mount plow controller

    There is a fine here if they catch you here
  16. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    There is only yet one thing that could possibly take that experience to a whole new level...

  17. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    10 hrs plowing yesterdays 9" storm, "little blue balls" worked out just fine! Great for quick turns ,especially when backing up. Only drawback is if you let the wheel go and it rotates back on it's own,have to keep hand out of the way. Also lengthened wire on fishstick and switched to my right hand, always felt weird "doing it" with my left hand. I appreciate all the ideas and observations from the esteemed peanut gallery. I must be getting old though, I'm loosing my touch, actually fell asleep around 8pm after plowing for 10hrs and committed a terrible sin, found the evidence when I got up this morning, forgive me! (ps I did put some plastic wrap over glass and put in refridge for later)

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  18. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Events have come full circle,my life is complete.My little blue buddy is a muti tasker! wesport (pay no attention to the bp monitor in background,I swear man it's not mine)

  19. Billious

    Billious Member
    Messages: 71

    I got that same damned blister last storm!
  20. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Pic ofJennifer Aniston and your blue ball in your hand. Some things should be private.