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OT (SUICIDE KNOB)

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steve19438

04-15-2019 04:17:45




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assuming power steering what side of steering wheel is best position ?




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Ultradog MN

04-16-2019 15:34:38




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
I have mine mounted on the spoke at about a 12" diameter circle.
With power steering it's da bomb.
Without ps I agree with jmor. They are a hand wrecking hazard and I wouldn't own one.



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carpetfarmer

04-16-2019 04:24:22




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
I don't think I would put one on anything that doesn't have power steering...except maybe a narrow front end. But I have one on my lawn mower (hydro steering), and on a hydro steer tractor at work. As stated before, it doesn't matter where you put it on a hydro steer tractor as your steering wheel seldom ends up in the same position twice. Depends on the tractor, some work better with a suicide knob that others, my Case 1190 for example has hydro steering but I took the suicide knob off as I didn't like it...wouldn't do without it on my lawn mower though.

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carpetfarmer

04-16-2019 04:30:38




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to carpetfarmer, 04-16-2019 04:24:22  
6 o'clock is the most comfortable position for me, can easily steer either way with either hand. I usually steer with my left hand and keep my right available for shifting, throttle, 3 pt, fender, etc. but you do have to look over your left shoulder sometimes

12:00 just wears your arm out

3:00 works better with your right hand

9:00 works best with your left hand

6:00 ambidextrous, keeps your arm close to your body (less fatigue) and easy leverage to turn the wheel either way

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JMOR

04-15-2019 21:49:25




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeI 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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Eman85

04-15-2019 20:02:02




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
10 o'clock is where I have mine.



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HFJ

04-15-2019 10:12:49




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
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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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Grinderhead

04-15-2019 09:22:16




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
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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showcrop

04-15-2019 09:16:41




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
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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Dean

04-15-2019 09:53:48




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to showcrop, 04-15-2019 09:16:41  
I agree, SC.

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

Dean



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KCTractors

04-15-2019 08:19:05




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
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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JMOR

04-15-2019 07:09:07




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeOnce you are injured by the #!%@* thing, you will figure out that the best place for it is in the garbage! :evil:



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Dean

04-15-2019 06:03:06




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
I mount mine at 10:00.

With hydrostatic PS, it makes no difference.

Dean



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Lynn Patrick

04-15-2019 05:39:08




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
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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Kirk-NJ

04-15-2019 05:09:41




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
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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Ed S. (IL)

04-15-2019 04:38:55




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
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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Kevin in MN

04-15-2019 04:36:51




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
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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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tony in sd

04-15-2019 04:28:47




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to steve19438, 04-15-2019 04:17:45  
Ns dont have power steering. I dont know what a (SUICIDE KNOB) is. So Im not sure what youre asking?



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steve19438

04-16-2019 03:43:42




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 Re: OT (SUICIDE KNOB) in reply to tony in sd, 04-15-2019 04:28:47  
60yrs ago we called em "suicide" knobs.



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