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hand held controller acting up

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by plowin boy, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. plowin boy

    plowin boy Member
    Messages: 85

    Hooked up my straight blade plow yesterday and went to raise the blade and the plow wouldn't go up. Then once I finally got it raised it wouldn't angle to the left. It would angle to the right and go down fine, so I checked a few things and finally plugged in my backup controller and it works fine now. Is there anything I can do to this controller to salvage it? Like maybe buy a new PC Board Assembly? Thanks for your help guys

    Scott
     
  2. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

  3. wfopete_98

    wfopete_98 Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 12


    I have the same problem with the plow going up and also left and right doesn't always work when I push the button sometimes have to do it 3 to 5 times to get it to go. I took the joystick controller apart (5 button) Unimount and wiped the control board off and put it back together and it works better but still a little finiky my question is could i just replace the PC board and it would be fine or do i need the new buttons too. and is the above website the best place to get them?

    Thanks
     
  4. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  5. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    just change the board. buttons should be fine. i have boards in stock.
     
  6. sflem849

    sflem849 Member
    Messages: 45

    I have a board in stock, too. I can send it over there if you would like. They won't return electrical and I didn't need it.
    When I ordered mine it came with the board and buttons all as one. I would do it that way. It looked like a pain taking off the old buttons off and putting them on the new board.
     
  7. wfopete_98

    wfopete_98 Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 12

    how much for the board? How much too ship? Let me know or send me your phone numbers whatever?!?
     
  8. sflem849

    sflem849 Member
    Messages: 45

    flemfarm charter.net
     
  9. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Sflem849

    How the plow doing??
     
  10. sflem849

    sflem849 Member
    Messages: 45

    Good, but I am not sure what in the world to do. It snowed about five inches and then blew REALLY hard. It stopped snowing and I got everything plowed, but then it started raining/freezing raining. My whole yard/driveway is an ice skating rink! I should have left the five inches to soak up the rain and I would be able to walk to the barn.
    It has been raining for about five hours now and things are starting to get slushy. I am not sure if I should go try and scrape some of the crap off or just wait till it turns to snow and plow tomorrow morning. Either way I think there is going to PLENTY of ice.
    Merry Christmas everybody!
     
  11. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    need to get some salt on the ground....
     
  12. sflem849

    sflem849 Member
    Messages: 45

    It is all gravel and grass so I am thinking salt won't go very far.