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?