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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:17 am    Post subject: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

assuming power steering what side of steering wheel is best position ?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:28 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

N?s don?t have power steering. I don?t know what a (SUICIDE KNOB) is. So I?m not sure what you?re asking?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:36 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-tony in sd wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:28:47 04/15/19) N?s don?t have power steering. I don?t know what a (SUICIDE KNOB) is. So I?m not sure what you?re asking?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brodie_knob

A brodie knob (alternative spelling brody knob) is a knob that attaches to the steering wheel of an automobile or other vehicle or equipment with a steering wheel. Other names for this knob include: suicide, necker, granny, knuckle buster, and wheel spinner.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:38 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Best position is where it feels best to you... you can see mine in the pic. “Hold on loosely” is your mantra, especially if in rough conditions or driving near trees or fence posts. Should be obvious why...



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Usually mount mine on left hand side leaving right hand to operate throttle, drink my beer,pick my nose or wave to the neighbors.


 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:39 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree w/Kirk from those years growing up w/one hand on the spinner, the other on the 3 point lever ready for whatever happened w/the implement you were pulling!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:03 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I mount mine at 10:00.

With hydrostatic PS, it makes no difference.

Dean
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:09 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-steve19438 wrote:
(quoted from post at 07:17:45 04/15/19) assuming power steering what side of steering wheel is best position ?
Once you are injured by the #!%@* thing, you will figure out that the best place for it is in the garbage! Evil or Very Mad
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with JMOR, best place is on the shelf. You sure don't want it on the steering-wheel if you are working in the woods. When skidding wood or in a rough field, I always keep all the fingers including the thumb on the outside of the wheel.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote


If these things were really that bad I don't think that factories would build them into the steering wheel. I think that it is on a Cat loader, that comes to mind. maybe on a Komatsu too, I will check tomorrow. I have one on a 971D. I have it lower right, and hold it with my left hand. It enables me to keep my arm in close to my side which is far easier on my arthritic shoulder than out away from my body.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I put mine on the lower right of my wheel cause i have a bad left shoulder, it is a life saver.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree, SC.

I've been using steering wheel knobs on tractors both with and without PS for decades.

Dean
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-KCTractors wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:19:05 04/15/19) I agree with JMOR, best place is on the shelf. You sure don't want it on the steering-wheel if you are working in the woods. When skidding wood or in a rough field, I always keep all the fingers including the thumb on the outside of the wheel.


i have one on my WD, and skidding logs is 99% of what i do with that tractor.

i haven't hurt myself with it yet.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

10 o'clock is where I have mine.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Eman85 wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:02:02 04/15/19) 10 o'clock is where I have mine.
I don't know about it being "suicide", but it can render part of your hand screwed for life, but all should be allowed to make their own mistakes. Have fun boys!
 
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