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Western Old "T" handle Question

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jfleming, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. jfleming

    jfleming Member
    Messages: 57

    Hello

    I have the old T handle style controller from the early 80's that was in a little red box, this has failed and is no loger able to find parts. I have a new style T handle that is in the black box and was wondering if this is interchangel able and if it will work. It seems as it should as they both have little single wire solinoid... please advise... attached is the pic of the new style that I have....

    thanks

    Plow controls 1.jpg
     
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    the new style you picture is known as a "joystick" for cable control units. it will work in place of the old "T handle", but you'd need to use cables specific to the joystick.

    i beleive the T handle controller had red cables and the joystick has black cables. i think the cable ends at the controller are different.
     
  3. jfleming

    jfleming Member
    Messages: 57

    Thank you for your confirmantion

    Will I notice or see any improvements going to the joy stick?
     
  4. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    pump will not operate any differently, but the joystick is a lot easier on your wrists than the T handle - thats for sure.