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Blizzard Controller

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by SnowGuy73, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Does anyone have any kind of update as to where Blizzard is with their handheld controller that was supposed to come out three years ago? Now that DD owns it I see that both Western and Fisher have handheld models, I would hope that they would do the same for Blizzard, but who knows. :rolleyes:
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I'm guessing thats a no then?
     
  3. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Epic i think i noticed an add you had placed in the local paper not too long ago...small world.
     
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Could be...........
     
  5. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    I got tired of waiting and made my own. I used a straight blade controller and added 2 switches to controll the wings. It is 1/2 the size of the shoe box.
     
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I'm looking more like what the Western version of the power plow has for a controller. It looks alot like the cab command.
     
  7. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    When I bought my 810 four years ago I was switching from western and also wanted a hand held controller. I got stuck with a huge toggle switch box. I learned to like it though ,I called it my trans. saver( can't shift gears when your reaching for that big box). Any way I had a touch pad controller on order and it didn't show up until april of that season. I saw it and told the dealer I didn't want it. If blizzard had a controller like western that would be great !!!
     
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Oh yeah that touch pad one is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Why the hell would I want to strap my plow controller to my leg? Hopefully now that DD owns them they will become a little more modern with their thinking.
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,923

    While I agree on the size of the current Blizzard controller, the one that DD has for the Wipeout and XtraLargeShovel is not the setup I would want. If you watch the demo, when extending a wing, you can't retract it without either going all the way out or changing something like the mode button, can't remember exactly. But if you're close to something, and you want to suck the wing back in and don't remember what the last thing you did with that wing was, you might go the wrong way and hit something or whatever.

    I'm pretty happy with the current design--other than the size.