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    Where to put the garage door opener? (1025R and maybe others)

    Some people may be wondering why you would need a garage door opener on your tractor. I used to leave it open, but I found that mowing in the fields can disturb a lot of critters like mice and snakes who naturally look for a better place to hang out and head for the garage. Certain members of my family are not at all amused by this turn of events. So, after waiting a bit to let the diesel exhaust dissipate, I close the door.

    I tried to find a good place to put my garage door opener where (1) it could be easily reached, (2) I wouldn't accidentally hit it while doing something else, and (3) it would be somewhat protected from the elements. The last one is important when plowing wet snow when it is still snowing. I spent time looking for the perfect place and I discovered an indentation in the bottom of the arm rests that so far has worked perfectly. This indentation grips my opener extremely well. I mowed very rough ground this weekend and found that it did not move at all from the very bumpy ride. In addition to meeting the basic criteria, it's pretty hidden from the casual observer. (Please see photo).

    Has anybody else found a good place for an opener?
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    Actually, the best place may be on top of the ROPS just out of reach. That way I'd have to fold the ROPS every time I wanted to open the garage door and pull the tractor into the garage rather than waiting until after I hit the garage door header to remember put the ROPS down.
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    I keep mine in the glove box in a baggie to keep the crud out.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    I have my garage door opener attached to the tractor key. It is very convenient and has worked out very well. I guess with a GM vehicle that wouldn't be a good idea. Prior to the current location, I had tried several others. One was under the seat......until one day when I came back to the house and the opener was missing! I retraced my steps and luckily(after 15 minutes) found it semi-covered in leaves and brush where I had been working. From then on it was on the key ring.
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    Mine is Velcro'd under the fuel door, but the new machines don't have them...

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    Cool

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    I have mine clipped to the top of the right side panel just below the throttle lever. The opener has a metal clip (for sunvisor installation) but that clip grabs the side panel too. The 4 buttons (I have 4 garage doors) are real handy but it's not out of the weather so there are pluses and minuses to this location.
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    Got mine in my truck center console.
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    I keep mine in my pocket and use this:

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    I get off the tractor, go inside, hit the wall button, walk back outside, realize the ROPS is still up, smack my forehead, lower ROPS, pull into the garage, close the door using wall button.

    Much simpler than your "remote."
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