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convert wireless plow to hardwire control

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by rickram03, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. rickram03

    rickram03 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 11

    Is there anyway you can convert a wireless plow to a hardwire setup?
     
  2. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I don't know if you can as I don't own a snowway, But I have heard from them, that there wires are thin and that they cause a lot of issue's.
    And that there cordless is the way to go.
    when buying a snow way.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    On the new SMO-1 pump sure, just buy a wired control assembly and plug it in. It's easy to do, but why would you want to?:confused:
     
  4. rickram03

    rickram03 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 11

    i'm sick of the wireless i have had so many problems with it, batteries dying getting stuck it doesnt lift. the time delay, and the desgn of the controller and to buy a joystick wireless it like $350. someone told me its cheaper and easier to have it hardwired
     
  5. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    It seems like basher or tom said they had issues with some of there wireless controlers and they had a TSB or something on certain one's.
    I bet they'll tell you about it very soon.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Do I detect a little :rolleyes: ? LOL

    They sure did have a TSB on some of the early wireless controllers. A call to tech service ( have your controller in hand so you can give them numbers , part, serial #, etc.) will find out if it's one of those affected. Eating batteries wasn't the problem, it was poor communication between the transmitter and receiver. That could cause a raise/lower issue, although it normally effected all operations of the unit not just raise/lower.

    If your unit is under warranty take it to the dealer. Have him deal with it. If it's a warranty repair the factory foots the bill. Take your controller to the dealer or call the factory, I have too many working units out there for that to be the normal. You might have a sticky valve or failing coil on the R/L side of the hydraulics. A loose pin in the receiver connection, loose wire or connection at the coil lots of things can cause intermittent "hydra-ghosts." I wouldn't blame it on the controller with out ruling those possible items out.


    Problems I've seen on the wired controls are more "life occurrences" then from it being to frail. Weedwacked, dog chewed, pinched, forgot to disconnect, etc. I've used the wired Veeblade control for years with out issue.
     
  7. snowman2025

    snowman2025 Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    what exactly do you mean by TSB? I just bought my sno-way and opted for the wireless after dealing with my dads wired controller setup. i have noticed a certain time delay in it and it kinda bugs me a bit..
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Technical Service Bulletin. Unless you bought a older plow control (non-backlit) you should not have a problem. The TSB was on first year units.

    The only time delay I've ever noticed on wired or wireless was on initial start-up, you have to wait for the controller to pulse (blink) before you can operate, and it only takes seconds.
     
  9. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    My Uncles Boss was like that with the button controller, but he change his to the stick and the hestation was gone.