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Where to mount a BOSS Controller?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by peterk800xc, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. peterk800xc

    peterk800xc Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I have gone over to the darkside buying a new 2014 Ram 2500HD.Just wondering how any of our Members here have mounted their Joystick controller or the handheld unit? I don't like using the Handheld loose would like to mount it. I prefer the Joystick so if anyone can help me out, I would appreciate it. Thanks.:)
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Handheld tuck it in seat

    Hate joysticks lol
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,614

    I hear ya hand held su c k

    I modified the window/door mount to hook on to the front of the center counsel, held in place using the seat-belt for the center section along with closing the lid on the bracket.

    Kind of like muddy water....
     
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I took the handle off and used Velcro to attach the controller to the armrest just behind the window switches. I run the cord thru the door handle and have the harness end next to the parking brake.
     
  5. peterk800xc

    peterk800xc Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    cool idea.

    Nice idea. I assume you have the handheld unit and just mount the head part of the controller using velcro. Thanks will look into this idea when my truck gets here.
     
  6. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I have no idea why y'all stick use joysticks

    Its 2014 not 1994.

    Lol
     
  7. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,181

    I use the window mount, for both the boss and the back blade. It's comfortable and out of the way, another vote for joysticks, cant stand handhelds.

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  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,614

    ^ Exactly why I like the "joy"-stick mounted to the center counsel.

    As seen on U-tube with the handheld your holding it the whole time and not once did you grab that coffee cup.


    If you put it down it always ends up on the floor, or in the crack between the seats.
    then it gets full of dirt etc etc...
    Your always looking for it if it's not in your hand.
    ;)

    and then when you shift you sometimes hit the buttons on the controller...
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  10. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I don't have to hold mine, it's Velcroed in place. It's also about 2/3 the size of a pack of cigarretts, not 1/2 a shoe box.
     
  11. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    When was the last time you saw a hand held controller in a loader,dozer,grader,or backhoe? I thought so.Real controls for serious work at hand.Now to get back to the OP's question,my real controller is mounted in my center console,just like all controls are in big iron.
     
  12. peterk800xc

    peterk800xc Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    New 8' BOSS

    Thanks for the mounting ideas. I am putting the joystick on a pedestal mount I made up.I will post a pic as soon as I get the plow installed next week.
     
  13. peterk800xc

    peterk800xc Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    thanks

    Having a new BOSS installed next week and am mounting the joystick on a pedestal mount I made up right in front of the centers console.The top plate is the same size as the bottom of the joystick and I put a HD piece of Velcro on it to also mount my spare hand held controller pad on just in case the joystick fails.
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You hold the coffee in the left hand and turn the wheel with one fingerThumbs Up
     
  15. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328


    Here are a couple of pics of my snowdogg controller. I know you have a boss controller but maybe this will give you an idea. I went to CPW and bought the pedal stool stand for the Meyer or western pistol controller and just simply screwed in the bracket from snowdogg and velcroed it in place. I don't like my controller flying around the cab

    image.jpg
     
  16. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328

    There is a nob I can losing to angle the controller up or down Maybe this is where your boss controller brace ( holder ) can be.

    image.jpg
     
  17. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328

    Also the bottom of the pedestal I unscrewed one of my bolts to my seat frame and I had to make the opening slide whole a little bigger
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014
  18. Robinson_Cnst

    Robinson_Cnst Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Call me weird but I hold the hand held in my right hand while also holding the shifter. Steer with left hand. More efficient for me.
     
  19. jstevens66

    jstevens66 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Not weird, I do the same thing with my fisher fishstik controller, steer with my left, shift and control with my right
     
  20. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    ditto I find that the easiest.... can shift truck while moving plow...... thought that was the purpose of a hand held... lol