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Controller position?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CityGuy, Feb 7, 2009.


Where do you mount your control?

  1. Right hand side of steering wheel?

  2. Left hand side of steering wheel?

  3. Hand held controler?

  4. Other

  1. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,891

    Where do you guys mount your controlers? Or do you prefer hand held?
  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    tymusic08 Dodge gota centre console, covered it with plastic ( protect it againstfast food) Then taped the controller in a position suitable to the driver on to the console to be removed in the spring
  3. onemanshow

    onemanshow Junior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 27

    Mines mounted to a bracket that hangs on the drivers door.
  4. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    I have a hand held controller. When I'm plowing it is in my hand or laying in my lap when driving. If I'm not plowing but plow is attached, I stuff the handle between the seats so I can still use it without it being in the way.
  5. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Ditto for me.
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    I have my joystick mounted on the shifter. dont need to go find it between shifting, dont have to let go of the shifter to use it.
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    ditto x2 for me
  8. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Handheld-in my hand while plowing usually on my lap while driving-otherwise I have it velcroedon the right hand side down low
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I velcro my handheld to the dash on the left side when driving or not plowing..

    with my joystick on my backup plow...it's mounted on the left.
  10. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Hand held is the best way to go. ( like the fish stik ) its safer & you can switch gears with the stik in hand at the same time! You arm doesnt get tired!
  11. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    i've got mind mounted on a center armrest console I made for my truck. took a little getting use to, but works out fine now
  12. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Mine sits on the seat in the middle, I have the rocker switch type, but I wish I had a hand held, because I'm left handed, and doing it on the right, just isn't cutting it.
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Right side, bolted to the dashboard above the ashtray.
  14. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    i use the hand held

    I have it in my right hand while I plow, beings I have to shift too (manual tranny)
    my hands are big enough that I can just hold the shifter and the controller at the same time.
    and I toss it in my lap or under the arm rest while I drive to the next place.
    works well for me.

  15. ogdenflooring

    ogdenflooring Member
    Messages: 92

    Handheld, Right hand, lap, and stuffed between the seats
  16. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I have the magnet mounted fish stick in one truck with it put right by the center console next to the spreader controls. My hand never has to move far.
    I have a hand held in the other truck, but I have never used it yet. Maybe at the next snow we will see how it is.:drinkup:
  17. Dirtboy953B

    Dirtboy953B Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    All of my truck's are stick shift and I have the controllers mounted to the shifters,it's the only way to plowsnow!!!
  18. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    My fishstick is in between the drivers seat and the middle seat. works good for me
  19. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Dodge, box is on the left side of the wheel on the dash all year. No problems- auto so shifting is minimal.
    Chevy was cable controlled- stick also on left side of wheel on dash, learned to plow in it- and it's stick. Guess since I've known no other location.... but I can't imagine trying to shift in either truck and work the plow with the same hand since I have no handheld. Rode with a guy this winter who uses the FishStick and liked it much better, but I'm not sure it's really any better for me.
  20. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Hand held unit and I used to hold in my hand. Now I stuff it between the seats and work it from there. Hard to get used to at first, but love it now. Forearm rests on the arm rest and the natural position of the hand goes right to the controller. VERY NICE.