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Boss controller ?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by bigboss1977, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. bigboss1977

    bigboss1977 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 119

    I was going to purchase an extra controller as a just in case mine ever goes out. I currently have the hand held controller but wanted to know is the joystick better ? What do you prefer and why ?

    Someone told me that there is an aftermarket handheld controller that can be used on the boss plows that is a little cheaper - thought maybe this would be a good route since it would be used just as a backup controller.
  2. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    It's a matter of preference that's all.I prefer the joystick as I need/require something of substance to latch onto.Those lap controllers just seem too mickey mousey to me if you can fathom where I'm going.
  3. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I personally like the handheld one better.... I like it because its right in my hand at all times... if I need my other hand on the wheel I can easily grab it with the controller in my hand... I say it's all preference, then again that's why boss gives you options! Either way your local boss dealer will most-likely let you try out both...
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
  4. 90w250mm

    90w250mm Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 42

    i prefer to plow with a manual transmission so i really like the handheld much better, now with that being said I have plow with automatics and i still prefer the handheld ESPECIALLY on the v-plows. I would not mind running a joystick on a straight blade, just my .02
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,107

    I prefer the joystick, always in the same spot and less movement on the wires is less wear and tear. JMO. The biggest part is finding a comfortable spot for it. The window mount is perfect for me. Arm on the door one hand on the steering and shift.

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,122

    I could not of said it better myself. :drinkup: