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Need Hand Held Mount Bracket

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rec067, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. rec067

    rec067 Member
    Messages: 34

    Any body know if they make a bracket to hold the boss hand held control to the dash while not in use? Where and expected cost ? Would another brands mount work? Thanks for any help and or advise.
     
  2. SCAPEASAURUSREX

    SCAPEASAURUSREX Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 196

    If BOss does not have one, check out the western cab command.. it appears to be very similar, have not seen in person, but from pics it looks the same.... or just jam it into your cup holder.. thats where I stuck my western cause I didnt want to drill any holes in the dash....... I saw one of the guys here on plowsite had his run up the left side door and rested into the door handle / arm rest.. looked good , think it was a chevy, and the bottom of arm rest was open, I have a ford and it's closed so that would not work for me unless I started hackin away........
     
  3. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    My Boss handheld came with a mount.... call your dealer. They should get one for you.
     
  4. Ohiosnow

    Ohiosnow Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 415

    Here's mine rec067

    Just 2 short pcs. of velcro to keep firmly in place.

    truck inside.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2002
  5. bgrover

    bgrover Member
    Messages: 49

    Ohiosnow, I like the way you mounted the control. Unfortunatly I use my right hand so I'm still thinking.

    Ceaman, mine came with a "mount" if you could call it that. Mine was a pice of metal with sticky tape on the back and a magnet that attaced to the back of the control. The magnet is still there but the metal came off my dash where I had it mounted. I've thought about drilling a hole in it and screwing it on but don't really like the idea.

    Right now I leave mine lying in the cup holder of my center console ('95 F250 auto). The biggest problem I have is when I need to change gears.
     
  6. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I used that piece of metal and attached it to a piece of strap metal to attach it to an existing screw in the dash.
     
  7. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    My western hand held came with a mounting vee thats supposed to be drilled in in order to mount it. Instead of drilling i got a piec of velcro and mounted it on the dash. Looks good as if it were permanently mounted.


    Jay
     
  8. rec067

    rec067 Member
    Messages: 34

    Thanks....good stuff

    I had the idea that Ohiosnow posted, guess he confirms that it works well. I added a zip tie for now till my velcro sets up. I heated the area with a blow dryer but wasn't sure it would hold with use. I have always used my left for the plow control so it fits right in.:)
     
  9. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    This is a picture of how I installed mine

    2003 ram inside left close 2.jpg
     
  10. NPC2002

    NPC2002 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I did what ceamon did, works good
     
  11. scott zinsli

    scott zinsli Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    GO TO WALGREENS , get a cell phone kit, stick round tab on back of controller, put the slide holder on dash. done deal
     
  12. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    ceaman, is that a right hand drive vehicle?
     
  13. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

  14. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    My mistake :eek: . It's early and I hadn't had my first cup of coffee, yet. It just looked like you were shooting the picture from across the seat and the hump looked like the door frame. Oh, well, I'll stop now before I dig myself in deeper and look dumber.
     
  15. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    I KNOW THE POST IS A LITTLE OLDER BUT THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA

    BOSS USED TO USE A METAL BRACKET TO MOUNT THE CONTROLLER NOW THEY USE A MAGNET I PUT THE MAGNET ON THE END OF A BRACKET I MADE AND MOUNTED IT TO THE SEAT BRACKET REST YOUR ARM ON THE ARM REST AND USE YOUR THUMB TO PRESS THE BUTTONS WORK GREAT AND ITS NOT IN THE WAY WHEN YOU OPEN THE COUNCEL LID JUST ONE OF MY IDEAS

    PIC 1

    handheld.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2003
  16. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    PIC 2

    handheld mount.jpg