Posted 1/25/2023 18:28 (#10059880 - in reply to #10059710) Subject: RE: Better spinner knob?
Holly Hill, SC
I love a spinner knob. Especially on a JD sprayer and combine. The kind you have in the photo works good for me on larger hard plastic steering wheels typically found on newer JD equipment. Nothing works good on the soft rubber on Case IH combines (2588 and 5088). I fixed this by changing the steering wheel; JD ATU 200 on one and changed the other with a JD 4840 steering wheel. The one "flyboytoo" has shown on the bottom right is good for skinny hard plastic steering wheels and for the one you have in your photo. I have one of those on my JD 9996 cotton picker that works great. For my new Case IH combine (6150) with a soft leather wrapped steering wheel I had to get creative. I took an old spinner like yours and cut the plastic off to expose the metal stud that supports the spinner. I then cut a piece of heavy sheet metal in the shape of a "T" and bent and formed it into the shape of the wheel and spoke. I then drilled a hole in the "T" to puddle weld it to the bottom of the stud on the spinner. Little plastic wrap, blue tape, electrical tape and 6 zip ties and it is the best, most secure spinner knob on the farm. Anyway, find one that can be supported by one of the spokes.