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Fisher doesn't offer the joystick anymore?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Fordistough, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Is this true? My local truck dealer said that I can't get the joystick on a new plow setup now. He said I have to use the Fishstick.
     
  2. I believe that is correct. All new Fishers, no matter which one you buy, come with a FishStick with all of the buttons to run a straight blade, Extreme V, XV2 or XLS. Its the new Fleet Flex system. I did an install last week for a friend who bought an 8 foot straight blade and it came with the above described controller. The supplier also told me that we could hook this truck up to any plow (FleetFlex plow) and it would work. Unless, of course, the Security Guard feature was enabled.
     
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Makes sense, keeps cost down by only using one controller.
     
  4. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Can't use multi-plex wiring with old school electronics.
     
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Can't you still get them for older ones? Or use a western.
     
  6. Right LON. I knew someone that actually knows what they are talking about would chime in. Is there not some sort of adapter available to take Fleet Flex to and "old school" 3 plug setup?
     
  7. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,243

    there is no adapter, 2 different systems
     
  8. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Still shows in 2013 parts price list @ $317.00 and in price & specification guide for Homesteader. I'd say not totally gone.
     
  9. LAB INC

    LAB INC Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    Joy stick

    Fisher does make one for the new plows a buddy of mine has one on his brand new HD blade. The part number on Fishers site is 49700 or 49900. I have seen them on Western a guy in my yard has one for his wide-out. I will have to take a picture of it give me a day or so. Unless they stopped them but I did just get the part numbers off there site.
     
  10. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    And this is why I don't have a new plow. I can't stand handheld controllers.
     
  11. John Murphy

    John Murphy Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Both handheld and joystick controls are still available for the newer, Fleet Flex plows.

    Click on the link below. Hit the right scroll button on the thumbnail photos twice until you see the picture of the handheld control. Click on the picture of the hand held control and the image above it will blow up into closeups of both the hand held and the joystick controls.

    http://www.fisherplows.com/fe/showroom/xv-2
     
  12. LAB INC

    LAB INC Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    I thought I was right

    Thanks John I thought I was right. Have a great Holiday you guys are great.
     
  13. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I can agree with this one