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Spare touchpad alternative?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Woodland, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    I have an MDII 7.5' diamond plow on my truck right now and it has the touchpad for controls. I'd like to pick up a spare as there is no diamond dealer withing 40 miles of me and I don't want to get stuck in a storm without. I'd also like not to pay over $200 for a spare part. Is there a simple alternative that I can purchase and then be able to install quickly, say during a snow storm if the touchpad should fail? I noticed some alternatives controls at CPW but I'm not sure how readily they could be installed on a temp basis in the event of failure.
     
  2. Whip

    Whip Member
    Messages: 87

    I guess you could go with the "Slik-Stik" and it's adapter harness as a less expensive alternative but you'd have to have it mounted somewhere.
    Only other thing would be to watch eBay for a used touchpad and hope it works properly.
     
  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I just sold a spare touchpad for $127.50 on Ebay. I think that is about the average price so I am sure you can find one.
     
  4. Whip

    Whip Member
    Messages: 87

    Any one tried the S.A.M. ones? Was wondering about quality and endurance.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yea,we've run a few of the aftermarket SAM TP's. They seem to hold up just as good as the genuine Meyer TP's although it's pretty much the same thing,you gotta be gentle with them and not throw them around or they won't last too long.
     
  6. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    If you wanted a spare and your not so good in the electrical dept then you will need to go out a buy a new harness for a stick setup. I too like to have backups for breakage. Although we havent been out but 2 times yet this year..:cry: ....Rob
     
  7. Whip

    Whip Member
    Messages: 87

    Thanks for the info.

    Yeah, you're right. I was thinking about the other way around.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2007
  8. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    SAM? Where can I find these?
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777