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New Center Console & Boss Joystick mount.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DCSpecial, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Since it's been too warm for the snow to stick and the Bears weren't on until now I worked on the truck a little bit earlier.

    Removed my center front seat (have a 40/20/40 split bench) and swapped in a center console out of a 08 Super Duty. Bolts right in, only ~1.75" shorter than the center seat so it still works great as an armrest.
    Main reason for the swap was the increased room for storage, lots of storage room in the 08 center console.
    There is a power point inside the console.....I may wire that up once I get a chance, plug is on ouside of the console right along the passenger seat.

    I also mounted my pedestal for my Boss joystick controller. Perfect height and distance for my hand with my arm on the console.

    Old seat on the right (with a wet okole seat cover) with the 08 console on the left:
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    I also followed Doakster's lead and wrapped my hydraulic hoses:

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  2. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    looks good. theres definately some room in that console
     
  3. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    What are the hoses wrapeed with and do you have any better pics? What is the benefit of wrapping them?
     
  4. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Couple pics of my wrap job.

    It's made of neoprene, self adhesive, very good stuff to protect hydraulic hose, a bit pricey though, there are other options, but I feel this is the best one.

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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  5. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    wrap

    the wrap keeps the hose's from abrading when the vee plow articulates .
     
  6. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  7. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Was the 12' Roll enough ?? Just out of curosity how long did it take to wrap all your hoses ?
     
  8. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    3 - 12ft sections covered all my hose on my ExtremeV, took me about 45mins-1hr.

    Not sure on how much hoses are a Boss but I would guess one 12footer would not do it.
     
  9. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    nice work DCS. thats a great idea with the hoses, the only issue i see is if you have to replace one during a storm, its gonna take a little time to unwrap the 2 tied together.
     
  10. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    The stuff actually isn't reusable, it's just like tape, take it off and you have to put new stuff on, but it will protect the hoses and greatly extend their life.
     
  11. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    I bought a 50' roll, not sure how much I used, still have some left on the roll.

    On the Boss V all the hoses are routed by themselves. I'll take a picture later on when I go back out to the shop, just got back from plowing.

    I wasn't paying attention to time, but definitely less than an hour.

    Not enough room to wrap the entire 50' roll through by all the hoses, so I cut off good sized pieces. Ended up using 2 pieces per hose, wrapped the seam with the supplied PVC tape that you use on all the ends.
     
  12. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Looks great, im glad you got to push snow last night!
     
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    We cover our lines with fire hose taken out of office and apartment buildings. It is the perfect size and it's never been used but it's 10 years old and you can get it for nothing because they just throw it out.
     
  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Here's a pic of the fire hose on a 10 year old Boss with original hydraulic hoses,

    98 GMC 007.jpg
     
  15. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    You should post pictures of your own trucks, not mine. LOL
     
  16. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    nice gotta love a console
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Good point. LOL:D
     
  18. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    damn good idea dave i took it from you but i got the nylon sheathing from my JD dealer :D so much easier to work with and reusable !!!:cool:
     
  19. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Yep, the sheathing is nice too.....all the hydro lines on my Case 90XT have the nylon sheathing on them.
     
  20. tbrownell

    tbrownell Member
    Messages: 81

    I covered mine on my boss v here 2 years ago with a couple pieces of old black garden hose. worked great and still looks good