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Fishstick mounts....Pic Request

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Doakster, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    I haven't decided where I want to mount my fishstick as of yet, right now I just have the plug hanging low around my center console and I just plug it in when I use it and unplug it when I'm not plowing to store the stick.

    I'd appreciate any pics of where people mount their fishsticks.

    I don't want the mount to be visible at all, and don't want to drill into my dash in any place that is visible. I have an idea in my head about making a mounting bracket but would like some input.

    Any pics would be appreciated. Who knows maybe this is a better questions suited for the vid/pic section.
  2. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    I would also love to see some pics. I just got a new XLS love the plow but can't stand holding the fish stick in my hand. I thought fisher used to have an adjustable arm that could be mounted to the floor to hold the fish stick, but I can' find it.
  3. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    supposedly they come with some "clip"
    i dont have one. i just pull out the dash cup holders and loop it around there so it hangs down on the drivers side of the truck and then i grab it when i need it.
    heres a pic where you can kind of see it. not the greatest but it works

  4. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    I do have the clip that you speak of, it came with all my packaging for the plow. I'd like to do a mount which will be "semi-permanent", and convenient to run the stick when it's in the mount, but remove the mount so it was like it was never there in the summer.
  5. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    maybe a velco strap through the "a" pillar handle
    put it thorugh there and the velcro it around the fishstick
    its an idea lol
  6. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    A pillar handle is replaced by some gauges. Plus it would be way too high to be operated easily in place.
  7. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 140

    I mounted my stick so I could operate it while my hand still rested on the steering wheel. No fumbling around for it. It's off to the right and I used the mount and fastener material that came with it.

    It's sticky enough that it lasts for about a season and then I have to replace it. They included about a foot of this velcro on steriods and I only use about 3" of it at a time. I found some double backed, sticky foam tape that works even better. I applied that to the back of the side that is stuck to the dash.

    No holes needed and the adhesive cleans up with goo gone or similar.
  8. thisismurph

    thisismurph Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I fliped my thermal(tall) coffee mug over and with some gorilla tape adjusted it where I wanted

    joy stick.jpg
  9. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    in the 02 ford I used last year I would just shove it between the 2 front seats worked really well. Everyone else just throws it on the floor.:rolleyes:
  10. 97F350PS

    97F350PS Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Here is how I mounted mine.
    Sticky back velcro, when you want to remove it - use a heat gun, then some goo gone or a little zippo fluid.




  11. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    I like the Velcro....not sure about the coffee mug and duct tape idea.....hopefully I'll get around to building something this weekend and put up some pics.
  12. harddock

    harddock Member
    from mass
    Messages: 67

    On my 2005 F350 there was a hook (for a trash bag) on the lower dash. I used some pastic wire ties and mounted it there.
    On my 2008 F250 I used the velcro that the fast pass people give you (super strong) to mount a transducer to the dash under where the uplifter switches would be.
  13. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Lay mine over cup holder while plow is on and plowing. But if plow is off I go over to the bag hook