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what do you prefer

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by vincent, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    The joy stick or hand held control? Last year I ran my partners truck which has a curtis plow with a joy stick controler.

    My plow I bought this year has the hand held controler. I really got to plow snow this past Tuesday night for the first time with the boss. It seemed to me that the joy stick is much easier or friendly to use rather than the hand held. Its too big and bulkly to me.

    I'm thinking of switching over to the boss joy stick, if and I mean if, boss has a hanger attachment so you can hang it on the door like the old coffe cup holders.

    ps. I would be willing to trade mine for a joy stick, hmmmm:D
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Still like my my hand held controller .I shift with my left hand and hold it in the right hand.
  4. eschmandt66

    eschmandt66 Junior Member
    Messages: 2


    I like the handheld, I put the hand held in my right hand with handle on and velcro strap around the back of my hand. I also shift my automatic trans with my right hand with plow control in that hand, steer with my left hand. seems to work best for me.
    Hope this helps.
    10" of snow coming and I'm stuck at work for a few more hours before I can plow, boo-hoo
  5. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    I didnt like my handheld at first either....they seemed awkward and I felt like I was always fumbling for it .( My old truck had fixed rocker style controls, mounted on the left). But, after plowing a few times, I now actually like the handheld. I do kind of like 66, but I use the strap of the controler to to "hang" it on the shift lever. I took another velcro tie strap and wrapped it around the handle of the controller, just below the shift lever. Now the controller pretty much stays in place by its self on the shift lever.

    I can easily reach the controls with my right thumb while shifting with the same hand.

    "Works for ME!"
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  6. Grass Master

    Grass Master Banned
    Messages: 157

    I've used them both I prefer the hand held.
  7. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    I'd rather have it fixed and at a nice location where you dont have to search for it all the time, Old cell phone stand serves it purpose perfectly here

  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I vote for the joystick. To much going on to hold the controller as well.
  9. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I have the joy stick and handheld for my Boss, I wish the joy stick wasn't as big but I like it alot better, the handheld seems to be very awkward to use and hold onto. However the touch pad on my Diamond is my favorite, it will sit right on my left leg. But in the end they all get the job done.

  10. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    I like the joystick: