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Down is up, up is down

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by Snaaar, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Snaaar

    Snaaar Member
    Messages: 76

    I have 2 Fishers and one Hiniker that are controlled normally.

    I had to replace a controller 2 years ago for my second Hiniker. It has a stubby joystick and on top of that, up drops the plow and down raises it. If a driver goes from another truck to this one, there will probably be trouble.

    Did Hiniker abandon this "design"? I guess I could e-mail Hiniker, but I'm looking for instant gratification.
  2. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    im not familar with these controls but can you switch the wiring for up and down?
  3. SnoFarmer

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

    Pushing forward (toward the led) on the stubby joy stick lowers the plow (float) (the led will change color.)
    Pulling back will raise the plow.
  4. Snaaar

    Snaaar Member
    Messages: 76

    What passes for my local Hiniker dealer took my controller from me and said Hiniker was "fixing" them for free (the internal circuitry or wiring). A few weeks later, the controller was returned to me untouched; somehow it was decided that they weren't going to fix them after all, or perhaps my dealer was just deranged.

    I suppose I could switch wires somewhere in the system, but I don't know exactly where. Anyway, this exploratory work will have to get in line behind the other repair and maintenance jobs that have piled up.
  5. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    This is how the Boss Joysticks are. I couldnt stand it so instead of bumbling around with wires i just spun the joystick around so up would be up and down be down. But then left and right were opposite so i just swaped the hoses on the plow around. Done
  6. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    Theres an easy fix for ya. I should do that to the Blizzard too.
  7. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    you can take apart your hiniker remote and unplug the stubby joy stick,
    turn it and plug it into the other plug to reverse the controls.
    then pop off the red cover and flip it over for the right directions.

    Hiniker rem.jpg
  8. Snaaar

    Snaaar Member
    Messages: 76

    Thanks for the solutions, guys. Here's to you!
  9. SnoFarmer

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

    lol,,, But why do this???

    Every piece of equipment that I have operated, had forward for down and back for up.
    It's the norm.
    The only time this was reversed was to operate rear mounted implements.
    Then back would be down and forward is up.

    Snaaar "I have 2 Fishers and one Hiniker that are controlled normally."

    lol... Well,,,You have one that is normal..:waving:
  10. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Maybe you should replace the other plows, with some more hinikers. LOL
  11. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Speaking in the sense of equipment such as dozers and loaders of course its the norm, i havent seen them anyother way. But the plow equipment industry is kind of split down the middle . . . fisher, western, meyers/diamond & curtis are what i grew up seeing as the norm for controls (up/up down/down) on the other hand . boss, hiniker, blizzard (any more?) they all went for the loader like control which i personally dont like with a plow. I guess just being used to the way the other plows operated made me not like what i was used to getting flipped around.
    .....just my 2 pennies
  12. SnoFarmer

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

    If they were backward is is because they were mounted upside down.lol

    two more cents...lol
  13. Snaaar

    Snaaar Member
    Messages: 76

    Push forwards for down, pull back for up: these are natural movements I agree. My loader operates this way.

    My plow control "faces" are oriented vertically, or close to vertical, so there is no forwards or back. The control in "my truck" is my favorite: the fishstick (EZV 8.5' plow) - also up/up.

    I didn't know all these other brands of plows had different up/down controls. Strange that the industry is 'split down the middle'. Thanks for the education.

    To each his own. Cheers!

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i can see where your coming from if your using a joystick controller (and have it mounted right), then back would be up, and forward would be down, but it you have it mounted vertical, then down would be up, and up would be down.
  15. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I would be raising ten tons of you know what if the remote is wired wrong.Is it the remote your is it operater error?:confused:

  16. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    The hiniker remote is more for holding in your hand not so much of hanging of the dash like most fisher and western controls. So up is up and down is down makes sense. However forward is up and back is down seems opposite of what comes naturally.
  17. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    my curtis is the same way up=down so on and so on, i've been using fishers for years but i won;t mind running the curtis