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V plow and straight blade wiring question

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by pipelayer, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 157

    ok, so earlier this year i purchased my daily driver truck, and later an EZV plow from the same guy who used it on the truck, a MM2 3 wire/plug plow.. i then sold it to my buddy, and swapped out his port 1 controller harness, as well as the isolation module, because his truck was set up for a straight blade fisher, same 4 port setup, with the three in one wire controller harness. now, i was thumbing through a western thread, and there is an adapter they make, to go from V plow connection to straight, which would be the round set-pin type, to the 6 prong square adapter. would i be able to do that with a fisher, just to test straight blades and move them?
    because i do know this, when setting up a truck, 3 wire with the 3 port isolation module, you use that same type of adapter, to adapt to the straight plow controller, V it is where the pins are set with an older controller, no adapter needed, and with a newer fleetflex V controller, the adapter is used as well. i was just wondering, because with the fisher installs i have done, and repairs i have never had the need to operate both, and now that i deal with used blades, and my own trucks, it would be nice to be able to operate both without changing a harness and going that route. thanks.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Go a few threads dwn, already a thread on this
     
  3. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 157

    went to that thread, does not ask anything about the adapter, doesn't answer my question, just states again what I said I know will work, im asking If I can use the adapter that definitely works on the western, and that fisher makes as well, for a different application. Im wondering if I can use it rather than what that thread states.
     
  4. The adapter will only solve part of your issue. It adapts backwards, if you will, from EZV to straight blade. You still need a 7 pin truck side harness. That harness will operate both plows IF you have the straight blade controller AND the adapter.
     
  5. Northeastern Landscape

    Northeastern Landscape Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I know I'm digging this up 2 years later. Sorry for that, but this was the closest I could find to answering a question I on "backwards compatibility."

    Anyway. Just bought a used V. 4 port 3 plug setup. Got it installed, but I still have my 7.5' MM2 blade.

    Talked to the local dealer. They have the adapter. But said it only works with the Fishstik. I detest the handhelds, and don't really want to buy a $300 controller to run a backup blade when I have 2 spare joysticks kicking around.

    Is there a reason. Why the joystick wouldn't work? If so, any work arounds? Seems like if it's an issue of connector, a fishstik end could be wired onto a joystick harness?
     
  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    I don't believe your dealer.

    He could be right, but the wiring is all the same, so I don't see how a handheld can be different than a joystick?
     
  7. Northeastern Landscape

    Northeastern Landscape Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    That's what I was thinking.
    I guess I'll buy the adapter and see...
     
  8. cwren2472

    cwren2472 Member
    Messages: 89

    The adapter will work fine. There is no reason the joystick wouldn't work. The connectors are exactly the same.
     
  9. Northeastern Landscape

    Northeastern Landscape Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I finally broke down and bought the adapter today.
    In the first paragraph on the supplemental information sheet it says "The adapter cable must be used with either a solenoid control, or a straight blade Fish-Stik hand held control."

    A solenoid control, as a quick Google search clarifled is the old school joystick.

    I'm a little disappointed with my dealership on this one. I know it's an oddball item, but when it's literally in the first paragraph of the supplemental, you'd think they could get it right...
     
  10. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 752

    Yes you would think! Best bet is to do your homework before going to a dealer. I've had three different dealers tell the same person three different things!!!
     
  11. NHresident

    NHresident Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    IF ypu can try by passing the counter guy as well as the installer and ask to speak to the guy that diagnoses the problem when a broke plow comes in to be repaired you should get better info