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Custom plow controller for manual?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by amars415, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. amars415

    amars415 Member
    Messages: 41

    Has anyone ever seen or made a custom plow controller for a manual tranny? I'm thinking of something that you take your shift knob off and put this in it's place with buttons on it. I have a blizzard plow with power wings so I would need a up/down, left/right, right wing in/out, left wing in/out. Something in a "T handle" style maybe?? This way you would never have to take your hand off the shifter. Thank for your help/ideas.
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2007
  3. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Here is a pic from a truck i saw on ebay.

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  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Theirs some high quality craftmanship at it's finest right there..I don't remember seeing that in the new products section in the Boss catalog.:D
     
  5. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    to many buttons

    Sell the blizzard and buy a boss with wings then you can eliminate 2 switches. Plus then you might have a chance of keeping up with me this year. :D
     
  6. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    You could do a custom controller in a smaller box with a couple toggles for the wings, and mount that like others have on the side of the shifter.
     
  7. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    honestly i plow with a 5-speed and would never even think about mounting something to my shifter like that, it looks redicious, i have a joystick mounted to my door, and i just rest my arm on the door like i usually do, and move the lever. its so natural feeling i dont even notice im doing it.
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  8. amars415

    amars415 Member
    Messages: 41

    We will see my good friend, we will see.wesport
     
  9. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    that looks like ***** i cant see that holding up and being convenient to use