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So i was plowing the other night....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by shott8283, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    and my mind runs off in about 1000 different directions (when i should be concentrating on pushing snow and $ lol)

    i was thinking.. i wish there was a transmission/truck option you could get from the factory that had either push button D and R positions for the transmission.


    possibly two gas pedals. split by the brake pedal (much like a standard transmission) where the right pedal would be gas/forward and the left pedal would gas/reverse and have the transmission almost like a regular/hydrostatic transmission cross breed.

    i know it sounds lazy or lame. but after how many driveways and parking lots.. i get tired of having to keep shifting into D and R .. i cant imagine what you guys do with 5 speeds lol

    especially since i run a mounted joystick and not a hand held.

    im surprised there isnt an aftermarket option for a more automated, plower user friendly method of shifting.

    even a push button option with a small control pad, that would mount to the joystick box and/or the hand held controller.

    i know the market would be small and the $ return wouldnt he extremely high but its something i would be seriously interested in

    anything that would make it more comfortable and help me plow for longer hours.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Used a standard for many years with a Fisher hydro plow,very good setup.One for on the gas one on the brake makes it easy for long plowing events.
  3. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I know when I graduated high school I went to work for a company in the summer and drove straight truck, and one of the freightliner trucks had an automatic manuel transmision, which was like you described, a push button for D,N,R, then 1,2,3, they do have them.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Someone on here talked about making a push button setup like that....A company does make an aftermarket kit that does that. It has a little panel with P-R-N-D-1-2-3 ect. buttons on it, not sure exactly who makes it though, its been awhile.
  5. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

  6. BTB

    BTB Junior Member
    Messages: 11

  7. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    lol. figures.. i come up with an idea that has already been thought it

    well .. there goes my first million :mad:


    thanks guys
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Just keep thinking......I wonder what the guy was doing when he came up with the "off road commode"
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I put a new shifter in a Dodge truck ,buddy and I are trying something out to help with shifting for plowing.

  10. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    maybe one of them hurst floor mounted shifters. locked out so it'll ratched from r-d, with the controller mounted on it?