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    Position of Suicide Knob?

    Ok, I just realized I can't live without a knuckle buster (suicide knob). Where do you folks position them? I just got one and I'm thinking about the 2 o'clock position. Where do you have yours?
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    It doesn't matter Frank, the steering wheel will lose relationship to the front wheels.
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    Right... unlike a car there is no mechanical linkage between the steering wheel and the front tires. The steering wheel just activates a hydraulic pump which then powers the cylinder which turns the wheels. As such, the position of the steering wheel relative to the front wheels will constantly change.
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    I prefer mine at 4 o'clock. Keep in mind, if you tractor has hydrostatic steering, the knob won't consistently be in the same location.
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    Thanks everyone! I was wondering why my steering wheel was never in the same place? LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankR View Post
    Thanks everyone! I was wondering why my steering wheel was never in the same place? LOL!
    I was contemplating buying 3 more of them and positioning at 12, 3, 6 and 9 then one would be somewhere somewhat comfortable, but it would look stupid. Maybe should post this in the other thread about what gets ya upset about yer 1025R..... Naw. At least it has power steering. My last tractor, did not. Now that was a real pain! Sometimes got a blister from the spinner.

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    Hi FrankR
    You stated "Ok, I just realized I can't live without a knuckle buster (suicide knob)" Good news on the 1025R because the steering is full hydraulic without any mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels ( all hydraulic) there is NO kick back through the steering wheel. So not a knuckle buster or a suicide knob just a steering wheel knob.
    And as others have said the knob changes position relative to the position of the front wheels.
    Regards John
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    Mine's at 10 'oclock. Left hand does the steering and I can then twist around to watch the implement, and adjust 3-point hitch height/depth with right hand as needed.
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