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Joystick mounting

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 496 BB, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Just wondering where you can secure a Western hand joystick (the box ones; electric) at on the box? I built a console for this and tried velcro but it sucks as usual. I see two little screw tunnels on each end caddy corner to each other but they do not go thru the top. Just wondering how if at all can I mount this securely. Post pics if you have em.
     
  2. snow patrol

    snow patrol Senior Member
    Messages: 163

  3. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Thanks sir. I thought about it and am just going to use the screw that holds the back cover on and get a longer one and screw thru bottom of my console since its wood. Kinda wanted to switch it around from door to console but Velcro sucks anymore it appears as I can see that coming off within an hour. Oh well this will work. Thanks again.
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    3M foam tape works very well.
     
  5. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Does it work on mouths?
     
  6. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Ditto, 3M double sided tape.
     
  7. snow patrol

    snow patrol Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    3M also has a heavy duty Velcro strip that works well. Not sure if you have a center counsel shifter or not, but if you do you may want to try to mount it to the shifter itself. I have Velcroed (even duct taped once or twice) my joystick to all my trucks with center counsel shifters. it saves a ton of fatigue from having to move your hand/arm every time you have to shift gears and/or adjust the plow. Just rest your hand on the shifter and and the joystick is always a fingers reach away.