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Buy an Oem controller or This ?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by xgiovannix12, Dec 9, 2014.


Oem or Homemade aftermarket

  1. Oem

  2. Aftermarket homemade by this guy

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  1. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

  2. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 556

    I wouldn't buy anything from that guy based on the listing.
  3. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    yea I guess I can agree with that
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I dint know, it comes with this fancy wiring .

  5. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    If that after market thing was only $50 it might be an option, but for $200 I wouldn't waste my money.
  6. xjoedirt55x

    xjoedirt55x Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Agree, it would have to be a lot cheaper to consider it. Which I was just thinking about the other day..... I don't know how somebody hasn't tapped into the aftermarket business and cut the prices of these controllers considerably down.
  7. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Funny enough the housing he is using is a flashlight housing.. 50 bucks Id order one but not 200 bucks hes out of his mind.
  8. xjoedirt55x

    xjoedirt55x Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I believe it is the flashlight housing they give out for free at harbor freight too lol.

    In all honesty, just looking at the design, I think ergonomically the western handheld would be much easier to hold and control than that.

    That being said, I think it is great somebody has taken the initiative to go aftermarket with the controller parts, but the price has to go down to build a reputation and make people buy that as opposed to a brand new one.
  9. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I would only use it for a spare if it was cheap enough to buy
  10. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    There is a make an offer option. Someone should send him a $50 offer then lol
  11. timboy

    timboy Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 69

    Buyers also makes an aftermarket hand held.
  12. Drain Bamaged

    Drain Bamaged Junior Member
    from Rittman
    Messages: 15

    i would try it if it was the $50 price range as people have stated! BUT my down time is not worth me not using a OEM controller. I think i found the pistol grip for my Meyer for $150 and have the box touch pad as a back up. The "JUMPER" wires are scary and not professional at all. i would not chance my setup with this guy hackery.