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 Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor?

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PostSubject: Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor?   Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor? Icon_minitimeWed Feb 04, 2015 11:48 pm

I just bought the new gopro hero and I'm trying to think of good ways to mount it to my craftsman without putting more holes in the body or frame. I was just going to mount it to the deck lever and probably will, but I have not tested it yet. As of now I have the roll bar mount, tripod mount, curved and flat adhesive mounts, head strap, and the hat clip.

The hat clip is out of question. I don't know how the head strap will do for making a decently steady video, but I'm iffy of it falling off hitting holes. The roll bar mount seams to be my best route, but it will be a little slanted to the right. Also, my exhaust comes out right under the deck lever and its a straight pipe 2 cylinder header, its quite loud. If it helps, I top out at 20mph. I'm trying to stay away from the pole idea, like fearlessfront's gopro mount, since I drive in very tight places.

If you use a gopro, leave a reply of how you mount it to your tractors, to help give me some ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor?   Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 05, 2015 7:32 am

They do sell suction cup mounts. if you get one of those you wont need to drill holes and it will be steady too.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor?   Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 05, 2015 3:00 pm

Quick tip. When mounting your gopro, mount it to somewhere sturdy. A good place to mount it would be like frames, bumpers etc. Also you want your mount sturdily mounted to the frame. I would use heavy duty bolts or welds. Mounting your gopro to your fenders or running boards could vibrate really bad. Also I see people that mount them to the hoods or front grille/ bumper. I think it is a good spot for not getting a lot of vibration, but the down side is that you don't get to see your rig. I like a fender mount or pole mount (like Fearlessfront). This way you can see yourself, your tractor, and what you are driving into. I guess it is personal preference but that is what I like.

Also, helmet mounts and chesty mounts I like too. I'd sooner take the chesty in really rough conditions because it isn't so shaky.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor?   Anybody have a good idea on mounting gopro to tractor? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 05, 2015 6:23 pm

I suction cupped mine to the rear fender looking forward, didn't come out too bad. Mostly you end up with a lot of shaky footage with anything you do with a lawn tractor since there isn't any suspension. I tried it with a helmet mount and it was pretty bouncy, I didn't use it because I didn't like how it was all over the place. Probably depends on how smooth the terrain is too I guess. I was in pretty rough stuff.
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