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Blizzard 810 owners: toggle or rocker control?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by boelterhomes, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. boelterhomes

    boelterhomes Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hi everyone. I'm having an 810 installed in a few days and the price I was quoted was with the standard rocker control. The dealer suggests I upgrade to the toggle control, but it seems steep at $235 for the upgrade. Is it worth it, or would you suggest I go with the standard rocker? Thanks for your help!
  2. ChloMag

    ChloMag Member
    Messages: 35

    I use the rocker control, haven't tried the joy stick. It looks like it would be nice. Rocker works just fine. I guess it is what you get used to.
  3. boelterhomes

    boelterhomes Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hey thanks! I heard today that Blizzard might be coming out with handheld control next year. Might be worth the wait, and go with the rocker for now. Hopefully it would be interchangable.
  4. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    For my own use I prefer the combo joystick/ rocker for the wings cotroller.

    Yes Blizzard is bringing out a new controller next year. For my own use I think the handhelds are a pain. Only have two hands.
  5. boelterhomes

    boelterhomes Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Sounds like it is mainly about what you get used to. What do you think about the $235 add for the toggle (american). I wonder if that isn't a mistake. Seems high.
  6. MD Power Plow

    MD Power Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    I have the joy stick with the 2 rocker for the wings.very easy to use.
  7. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Thats what we use, plus we have a touch pad for back up. :)
  8. drplow

    drplow Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    i have a hand controller for my western and its the best thing going i think.
    i have the controller box for my blizzard 810 and i cant wait to dump it and get a hand controller for it next yr.
  9. jax1013

    jax1013 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    I've had the rocker for 2 seasons and just recently got the joystick. I havent had an event this year but i'm glad i upgraded. My dealer did the right thing for me b/c i didnt like the rocker from day one. He gave me the joystick for $165 I guess thats his cost. Whatever it is I think it is worth the cost..You'll hate the rocker too.. Good Luck
  10. boelterhomes

    boelterhomes Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Does anyone know when Blizzard will make the hand control available?