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So who uses a steering wheel ball?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snow2Go, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Snow2Go

    Snow2Go Senior Member
    from Chi
    Messages: 223

    I finally put one on even though its illegal here but man is it ten times easier to plow now!
     
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I thought about it but didn't.
     
  3. MB3

    MB3 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Good thought, might end up putting one on myself.
     
  4. Snow2Go

    Snow2Go Senior Member
    from Chi
    Messages: 223

    Problem is I have 35s on my truck so its not a easy task to turn. I literally made my palm raw from turning the one night and was like Screw this! So I went to autozone and bought a 8ball! I put it on the bottom corner so the cops cant see it and its out of my way if I hit something. Its like night and day!
     
  5. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    love them!!!
     
  6. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,198

    Me too, once you get used to it you will never, want to go back.:drinkup:
     
  7. gprx2

    gprx2 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hmmm ... sounds like something that I might have to try
     
  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Thought about it but never did it. We had one but I put it on our mower, we have another on our antique tractor. Might have to go buy another.
     
  9. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Had one on the boat but never thought about the trucks- until now. Hmmmm...
     
  10. Mister Plow

    Mister Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I always thought that was a stupid law. Why would they be illegal?
     
  11. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    The police look for them around here. No one cares if your driving a loader with a 14 ft box on it down the street, but get caught with one of these balls on your steering wheel, and you'll end up carrying your balls around in your pocket, just so you can say you have some.
     
  12. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    We used to run them on tractors when I worked on the farm. Be careful if you wear a hoodie, the strings like to get caught up and wrapped around them. I'm sure they would be illegal b/c of stuff like that happening.
     
  13. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I could also see someone put one on but not tighten it enough so it's loose or comes off while making a corner.

    And I've done the hoodie thing on our mower, took me a minute to realize why I couldn't pick my head up after looking down going around stuff.
     
  14. prizeprop

    prizeprop Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Their called suicide nobs also,Think it has to do with catching your sleeve during a counter steer and losing control of the vehicle. Had one on my first car with manual steering, helped out so I wouldnt spill my beer while steering the vehicle.
     
  15. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    haha this made my day:salute:
     
  16. Jon Schuler

    Jon Schuler Member
    Messages: 30

    nice knob haha

    Had one on the dumper before I sold it....All I can say is awesome. Pretty dangerous if you get into an accident though. Hitting the steering wheel is bad enough, but that little hard knob sticking out like that will turn a blunt injury to the chest, into a lethal injury.
     
  17. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    do you have any pics of it mounted? I've thought about doing this on my truck, just for plow season
     
  18. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    They're illegal because your not using both hands when driving. Has nothing to do with getting a string or a shirt sleeve caught on it.
     
  19. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Had one on my 85' F250, Manual. Used to plow for myself then sub til I couldn't see straight, made a huge difference. Meyer 2 stick controller on the left, clutch, shifter on the right, snow flying everywhere, can't believe I never knocked myself out driving that thing.
     
  20. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    But wouldn't that mean that anybody palming the wheel, like all of us do, is also breaking the law and subject to a traffic stop and ticket?