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e60 w/ slik stick. upgrading to touchpad is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by TDS, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. TDS

    TDS Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    tossing around the idea of switching to a touch-pad system for the e60. is it worth it? whats the advantages and disadvantages?
    what do i need exactly to do this upgrade? im presently with a slik stick on a e60

    pistol grip vs square touch pad vs older hand held button pad.

    i like the idea with the pistol grip when you shift to reverse the plow lifts up
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2010
  2. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    When you decide to sell ur slick stick I am your buyer
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    while you will gain a softer stop to your angle function you will have a much more sensitive controller. It is susceptible to shutting down due to dirty/poor grounds, weak coils , weak 12 volt motor solenoids, etc. the touch pad will often overload when your slic stik would just keep on running.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    while you will gain a softer stop to your angle function you will have a much more sensitive controller. It is susceptible to shutting down due to dirty/poor grounds, weak coils , weak 12 volt motor solenoids, etc. the touch pad will often overload when your slic stik would just keep on running.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I wouldn't replace a mechanical switch with a handheld controller (regardless of style) if they gave them away for free. In fact I often go the other way, ditching the problematic handhelds in favor of switches. Much more reliable and field diagnosable if it's ever needed.
     
  6. Nasty-Z

    Nasty-Z Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I would tend to agree , another member and I were discussing this last night , while I run a touchpad in both of my trucks and don't mind them , I also have about 4 new spare touchpad's if something happens .

    The Slik Stick is 99.9% of the time dead on reliable and will keep going long after the touchpad becomes a wheel chock.

    TOM