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Anyone use this controller?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MnDLawn, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    If so, how do you like it? It looks a little awkward to me, but I like the job time tracking option. Looks like it has a spreader control on it too.

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  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    It looks like it should include at least 4 hours of on-site training to teach you how to use it. Thing looks huge.
     
  3. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Does that thing strap to your leg? It looks a little big to be holding that in your hand. I would like the idea of having one controller to control both your spreader and your plow. That would be kinda nice.
     
  4. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Not sure if you hold it in your hand all the time or if you can strap it to your leg. It just looks like a lot of thumb movement compared to a Fisher or Western V controller. I like the wireless part though.

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  5. Ditchdiggin

    Ditchdiggin Member
    Messages: 31

    How much and where do you get one?
     
  6. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    i like the programmable options
    button A- scoop mode
    button B- straight blade
    button C- V-mode
     
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    its the new snow way controller...ask basher or toby
     
  8. SGC08

    SGC08 Member
    Messages: 71

    I have the same thing but in the wired version. I only used it for one short storn so far. It takes some getting used to but I like it.

    The spreader controls are in the works, probably a year or two from being functional but a good idea. Right now, those buttons are not functional.

    The time tracking and macros are great. It looks kind of intimidating but you need a bunch of buttons to control a bunch of functions on these plows.
     
  9. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    are these universal? is there a module you can plug into any plows controller harness to make it work with these?
     
  10. SGC08

    SGC08 Member
    Messages: 71

    No, it's Sno-way's controller for the MegaBlade series.
     
  11. NootDogg

    NootDogg Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 113

    We have one for our Sno-way v. It works pretty good. I also work at Sno-way in Hartford.
     
  12. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    ya, i noticed the sno way logo on the pictures, but the way this thread was posted kinda made it sound like it was available as a universal system as well.
     
  13. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    My bad. :eek:
     
  14. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    after a little getting used to, i think that could be a very handy controller with all of the available controls and settings
     
  15. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    no prob bud! lol
     
  16. havent used it but looks to me like it would be a little large. wireless is good but ill stick with my fisher handheld!!
     
  17. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    never plowed with one in an actual snow storm but there was a sno way rep at one of our local county fairs and I got to use the controller. its like a TV remote, has a lot of buttons but only a few you actually will probably use. I only played with it and the plow for about 5-10 min and already started to get use to the button locations and I normally run boss handheld controllers so there was a big difference. I like the controller and the wireless feature was pretty sweet. The A B C buttons are buttons that you program for yourself with commonly used positions. For instance on the New Rev if you liked the position
    \__/ but plowed on a gravel lot which i do you could program it to go the that position and up about an inch off the ground automatically which for me with a few gravel lots and they never seem to freeze anymore I think it would be nice. the controller is def a little bigger than most but its no too large and i think a leg strap would be a sweet idea.