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Curtis 3000 install next week

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by tcw67, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. tcw67

    tcw67 Junior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 5

    I hope I did the right thing. Should I go with the full trip or trip edge? I have a gravel drive. Joystick or touchpad?
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    id would have sold you mine at a good price
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    full trip
  4. fordboy

    fordboy Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    trip edge, touch pad with out a doubht!
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    that's funny
    complete opposite positions
    I guess you need to decide what you like best, esp with regards to touchpads/joystick.
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    the touchpad is nice
  7. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Go with the Trip Edge, pump is located up in the lift frame, much easier to service than down in the a-frame.

    Check out there new hand held controller, looked sweet, more of a thumb control, very ergo, if you know what I mean.

    If you get the willies and change your mind , I've got a real nice 8' Diamond Trip Edge with the MD II system and Dodge mounts, Saber Lights,modules , harnesses, E60 pump, touch pad controller, and mini jack. It just got blasted and repainted , all new decals and labels. $2600 complete +$350 for install
    Good luck


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    Last edited: Dec 22, 2007
  8. tcw67

    tcw67 Junior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will keep reading and learning so if anyone else has opinions let them fly. Thanks for the offers on the plows forsale also.
  9. Stan MI

    Stan MI Member
    Messages: 86

    I have the touch pad. Seems like I always have to look at it when plowing to make sure I'm going to use the right function. I like the joystick better.
  10. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I'd say trip edge and joystick. I have the full trip on my tractor and it dig into the gravel on my driveway when it trips. The trip edge I had on my Fisher didn't seem to dig in as much when it tripped.

    FLASHMAN Member
    Messages: 78

    I have the 7-1/2' 3000, full trip with the handheld controller and I love it. The handheld controller is a lot more money, but it was worth it to me because I like to be able to move my plow and shifter at the same time, while maintaining one hand on the wheel. The regular joystick and/or touchpad don't really allow you to do that, but that's all a matter of personal preference.

    For me it was worth it... enjoy your plow, I love mine...

    Also, as far as full, or trip edge, I think you'll find that's also largely a matter of personal preference. With either one, you'll know it when it trips, and IMO, without shoes, on gravel or dirt, wither one will dig in pretty good...
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  13. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    One thing I like about the touchpad is I can roll the window down and dangle the cord over the steering column to move the plow without having to get in and out of the truck. Like today.