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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    That would be this...
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    Not to distract from Ken’s product debut, but a couple things have been brought up already as in safety issues.

    I was a heavy equipment operator instructor for a number of years. The 2 weeks courses for big stuff like graders, Gradalls, backhoes etc. were 75% safety training.

    When mounting a machine you always want to have 3 points of contact meaning 2 feet and 1 hand or 1 foot and 2 hands.

    I realize our machines are tiny in comparison but it has already been said in this thread and many others on the forum where people have fallen especially when dismounting. When you dismount you are supposed to get off the same way you got on - backwards like a ladder while maintaining the 3 points of contact.

    Ken’s new handle makes that possible now giving us the option for the second hand hold.

    Back then at work they were all about statistics about injuries and of course trying to prevent them. The most common minor injury was people getting off equipment going forward - especially dump trucks. When you come out forward you have no hand holds. Once your boot heel gets caught on the grated step you are done and down you go on your face.

    End of rant - sorry but this has been engrained in my brain being I had to teach it. For myself being partially crippled up now there is no other way to mount or dismount my tractor - and slowly. Get Ken’s handle, install it, and use it correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jep View Post
    Ok,ok I just ordered one. Yes I made my own with a bolt, a pipe and a old motorcycle handle bar grip. BUT it is a bit lacking . The grip is a bit too low. I have found myself still grabbing the steering wheel about half of the time. Just looking at the picture I can see Ken’s new grip, being on top and rounded solves this ergonomic problem. SWEET SOLUTION
    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Good post, Thanks.
    Agreed!! I hadn't thought about the height difference between a "horizontal handle" and "Ken's handle", but it's certainly a good point. I think about a handle from time to time when I'm getting on and off the tractor, but never really have done anything about it. I'm fortunate that I don't really "need" one yet, but my guess is that if I had one, I'd probably end up using it all the time.



    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    We thought long and hard about just doing a handle like that, I even made one for Diane becasue she was getting on my nerves about it

    But in the end I just didn't like how low it was, and kept thinking someone would get a coat or loose shirt caught up on it and cause a fall.
    And this ^^^^^ is exactly why you're so doggone good at what you do!! Most guys (myself included) would have come up with the quickest and simplest design for a "product" and put it out there. You have the ability to step back and work various scenarios through your head to visualize a GREAT product that in the end is simple and elegant!!

    When you're working on the one for the 300CX, I'd be honored to be one of the field testers. I'll probably end up buying two - one for me and one for the farmers across the road from me that help me out with stuff from time to time. They have a 3320 with a 300CX on it.




    And - Coaltrain - I didn't quote your post, but I appreciate you mentioning your prior safety training. You've written about the "points of contact" before and it's always in the back of my head when I'm getting on/off the tractor. It definitely helps me avoid the temptation of just jumping off the tractor. Of course, being an old, fat guy also helps to remove a lot of the temptation to jump off!
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    It doesn’t take any longer to get off the correct way but it sure hard to break one’s habit of doing it wrong. But once you train your brain it comes naturally.

    Kind of like us older guys getting used to putting on a seatbelt in our trucks automatically.
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    Another accessory towards total awesomeness!

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    Does the handle work on a 200CX loader? It sure does!

    What a simple but great idea Ken. The handle bolted right up with the longer of 2 bolts included. I swear it must have taken all of 30 seconds to install.

    Love the Line-X! No sharp corners or edges and feels good in your hand. The texture also gives you a good grip even if wet I am sure. And the size of the hand hold itself - plenty big for my huge arthritic hands even with my XXXL Carhartt gloves on.

    Sure am glad to have this - another big step in helping me to continue to use my tractor so I can keep up with this place.

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    Wow great! Thanks for great the pics Stan, looks like the bolt needs to be 1/4" longer? I'll have to recheck the 220R loaders and see if they can (or should) use a bit longer bolt. I feel like a hardware store!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Does the handle work on a 200CX loader? It sure does!

    What a simple but great idea Ken. The handle bolted right up with the longer of 2 bolts included. I swear it must have taken all of 30 seconds to install.

    Love the Line-X! No sharp corners or edges and feels good in your hand. The texture also gives you a good grip even if wet I am sure. And the size of the hand hold itself - plenty big for my huge arthritic hands even with my XXXL Carhartt gloves on.

    Sure am glad to have this - another big step in helping me to continue to use my tractor so I can keep up with this place.


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    Holy Smokes! He started this thread a few days ago debuting the new accessory and you already have it installed!
    Says a little something about customer service.
    Very nice Ken, I plan on adding one to the 2032r!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Wow great! Thanks for great the pics Stan, looks like the bolt needs to be 1/4" longer? I'll have to recheck the 220R loaders and see if they can (or should) use a bit longer bolt. I feel like a hardware store!
    I didn’t even notice. I know I felt I had good purchase on the nylon part of the nut. Just put the wrenches away and didn’t look back.

    I didn’t really crank down on the nut but more than snugged it. If you want I can see if I can get another 1/4 or 1/2 turn out of it.

    Edit to add - now looking at my own pics I see what you mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    I didn’t even notice. I know I felt I had good purchase on the nylon part of the nut. Just put the wrenches away and didn’t look back.

    I didn’t really crank down on the nut but more than snugged it. If you want I can see if I can get another 1/4 or 1/2 turn out of it.

    Edit to add - now looking at my own pics I see what you mean.
    I think you're good for now...once I see some pics on the 220R I'll know whether I have to include a 1-3/4" bolt vs the 1-1/2" one for these loaders.

    If I make the change I'll send you one so you are "In-Spec"
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