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joystick or smart touch

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by ServiceOnSite, Sep 19, 2007.


which do you prefer? smart touch or joystick

  1. smart touch

    34 vote(s)
  2. joystick

    26 vote(s)
  1. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    what do you prefer ??? the joystick or the smart touch

    my vote--smart touch
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2007
  2. matthewsimmons

    matthewsimmons Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    i prefer smarttouch, but i havent tried the joystick, i almost want to, to see if i would like it better... Whoa first post hmm
  3. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    I voted Smarttouch! I use to have joystick, but the first time I tried ST2... AWSOME!

    Express up
    Express down, if that's what it's called

    Little controller is easy to mount just about anywhere.
  4. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    i like the size of the smart touch as well. fits nice between the seat and the center consol
  5. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    You all can have every one of those smart touch extension corded tangled what do you do when you shift POS they ever made.................

    My arm sits on the center console with the joystick right there - it doesn't move, it doesn't get tangled, heck, I can even shift gears and without looking reach down and there it is...

    Seriously, we had one smart touch and OMG what a PITA compared to how we set up joysticks.
  6. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    framer i agree.
    I tried out the smart touch but didnt like it. im more conventional i guess, i just find the joystick easier to use. in my mind i feel more in control lol
  7. Waterboss

    Waterboss Member
    Messages: 47

    I like the Smart touch way better, but I personally have the joystick since I bought my package used and that's what it came with. The pickup at work has the S touch. Before that I ran a truck with a Western hand held at work for a bunch of years, so it's probably got a lot to do with what you get used to. I'll be saving my $$$ for the S touch and probably either sell the J stick or keep it as back-up since there's nothing wrong with it.
  8. fnltch

    fnltch Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I love my joystick I can lift and wing foward in an easy step while driving up the pile while stacking .When i want to wing left or right it is just a tap on the joystick no looking down to find which button to push .no surprises I know what i am doing when i push the the joysick . Besides I get that jet fighter kind of feel when I am out plowing. Kinda like the thrill I used to get when playing an arcade game back in the day!!!!!
  9. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    ok ive never had a problem with the coard tangled on anything. i wonder if its possible to trade controlers with anyone local just for an event and then get some feedback on which is prefered. that would be kinda cool
  10. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    Considering that the joystick control is about as big as my foot, i'd have to vote Smarttouch.

    If they made a nice small joystick better than the Fishstick, i think i'd like that.
  11. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    That was my opinion also,....until I tried it. This last storm (14 hrs) was a great test to try it with and I love the joystick. SO much easier to use. I wish I could vote again for the joystick.
  12. Little Jon

    Little Jon Senior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 139

    I like mine, it looks like a joystick box, but has 3 rocker switches. One for up/down and one for each wing. Best thing ever.
  13. droptine

    droptine Member
    Messages: 43

    I've always used a handheld laid accross my leg (Hiniker), Plowed today with poly vee w/ joystick, Not bad. I think I overtemp'd and tripped the breaker, by holding in slant too long, sat for 5 minutes trying to figure it out and it started working again, joystick will take some getting used to.