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Joystick VS Hand held???? (Boss)

Indy

Senior Member
What do ya like and why???

I have Hand held and I am thinking of switching to Joystick .


I have a Chevy and stick the handle of the hand held between the seat and the console and run it with my thumb, the joy stick seems like it could be faster and I think I like the idea of a mount on the front of the arm rest OR left handed on the door.

What your thoughts or experience??

Thanks:salute:
 

B&B

PlowSite Fanatic
Personally I don't like either...

Always been a favorite of toggle controls myself.

If I was forced to choose between the handheld or the joystick I'd go with the joystick though. Much more natural and better control IMO.
 

merrimacmill

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
MA
I own both. The plow came with the hand held smart touch and at first I hated it since I was used to my old fisher. SO I ordered a joystick. By time the joystick came in, I was used to the smart touch and now I love it. I'll never go back to the stick. And the Boss stick is VERY cumbersome. I was not able to find any good place to mount it in the truck, its just plain huge. Even the stick is not a finger tip controled stick, you have to wrap your whole darn hand around the thing to get it into float mode. I would definitally go with the smart touch if I was you.

But at the end of the day, its all about personal preference. I'd go to your dealer and see if they have a joystick you could mess with. That might help you in your decision.

Good Luck!
 

troy28282

Senior Member
Location
West Michigan
I prefer the joystick. Its super simple to use and there is less of a learning curve from someone that hasn't operated a plow, at least a V. Found that with the handhelds if you don't hit the buttons just right you end up moving the plow in a different way than intended. I also like the fact its something stationary and you don't have to hold on to it.
 

madmaxxxx

Member
Location
illinois
I bought my V plow with the Smart touch, I hated it, strapped it to my leg to try if that would work, still hated it. I bought a joystick and couldnt beleive how easy it was, loved it. I think it all has to do with what you like. Some will like the smart touch and some will like the joystick.
 

ABES

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
MN
The Boss V plows Ive used have the joystick and they work great.The fisher i use has a handheld control (both V plows). I could care less which ones i use they both work fine.
 

theplowmeister

2000 Club Member
Location
MA
The Stick is just TO BIG I tryed the hand held..... I ended up Re-working the fisher stick (used the fisher for 20 years) to work with the Boss V. The 4 black dots controle each wing in and out.

 

Quality SR

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Longisland, NY
B&B;523759 said:
If I was forced to choose between the handheld or the joystick I'd go with the joystick though. Much more natural and better control IMO.
I have to agree with the joystick. The handheld is a pain in the butt. I thought i would like it. Sometimes i put it in my lap when backing up or what ever. It always seems to turn and i accidentally hit the left or right button, or the down button. Also when holding it, you have to shift gears, sometimes you hit the buttons again. After a while it is a pain to keep holding. I am thinking about the joystick after the season. I already had enough of it. LOL
 
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Indy

Indy

Senior Member
?????????????

...On the joy stick is forward (on the stick down, back is up) for a straight blade???


Thanks for all the advice and support.:salute:

I think I might find one and give it a try. (know anybody that has an old one?)

Mike C
 
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