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Old 11-20-2012, 04:30 AM
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boss joystick

Was thinking of getting a boss power plow. do they still make the joystick control? I currently have a straight blade and I love having the dash mount on the left side since i plow a lot of gravel i can just bump the stick up a flick or two to take the weight off the plow and not strip mine the gravel. I see with the boss stick it has the switch for up and down can you feather with that switch?? And which V is best for Gravel, anybody run a u edge on the V? thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:28 AM
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They still offer the joystick control, hope it will always be available.

If you can hold out on buying a v for a few months wait for the new line of DXT's. These sure are the answer to everything plowers have been looking for in a plow. Also not sure on poly and uhmw. I'm going to experiment with it this year
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:22 PM
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Just get used to the handheld controller! keep it in your lap or throw it on the dash
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:51 AM
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Yes,as already stated for availability but you can't truly feather the controls like an all hydraulic blade.You can control the motions somewhat for subtle changes once you get used to it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:32 AM
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Yeah i have the handheld controller... i knock it up a few times when we plow the (over flow GRASS Lot) at one of my churches... just like with the stick
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:10 PM
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I wedge mine between the seats on my 60/40 bench. Stays there all storm
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:40 AM
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I use the joy stick but my best solution (400 drives per year) is a "yard guard"

Most are made with a 1.25-1.5 inch pipe with a slot cut out with a disk or plasma cutter.
Some weld plates on the side or chains to strap up the sides of the plow to hold it in place

I use this on pavement or gravel
It typically leaves some snow but wont dig in and helps to slide over grass edges
My plow is a 1999 and is still on the original cutting edge

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:02 PM
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I had the hand held controller the first two seasons with my V, then switched to the joystick and have used it for three seasons now. I much prefer the joystick, I operate heavy equipment so the joystick gives me the same feel as running a piece of equipment.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:17 PM
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i had the hand held controller the first two seasons with my v, then switched to the joystick and have used it for three seasons now. I much prefer the joystick, i operate heavy equipment so the joystick gives me the same feel as running a piece of equipment.
exactly!!!!
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