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What is the difference between these two V plow Fishstiks?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by JFon101231, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. JFon101231

    JFon101231 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 457

    Is one is for new multiplex system to run XLS & Extreme V, and the other is for EZ-V?

    I don't have the pics posted, but both have the circle plug:
    1) looks like the "normal" straight blade one with big buttons for up/down/left/right and then two buttons at the top.
    2) has four smaller buttons for up/down/left/right, one button at top right, and then four buttons making a square around the up/down/left/right buttons.

    If my guess above is right, which one is for which? I'm tracking a deal on a used EZ-V and need to see how much I can get the wiring I'll need for.

  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    1 is a straight blade one, 2 is a Vee control
  3. JFon101231

    JFon101231 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 457

    Oh, thanks. I thought all straight blades had the 6 pin rectangle connector and all V blades had the black circle connector.
  4. sparksrides

    sparksrides Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    not true the first he described is the older style and the button in the upper left hand corner is a mode button it toggles between straight blade mode, v/scoop mode and wing mode

    the second controller has all 8 buttons in one and is more straight forward but more buttons to think about with out looking

    I have both and only got to use the plow for one storm so far I haven't picked a favorite yet but I'm leaning toward the newer one, both will work. I think the newer one cost more money but their is a lot of them on e bay so you should be able to get one cheaper then fisher's list price
  5. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    The first is for the Ez-V. The second sounds like it is for the Extreme V. I believe the newer control can run the old plow but I don't think it will work the other way but I'm not 100% on that.
  6. The Controllers you are describing are both EZV controllers. The old style has a "mode" button in the upper left and new style does not. It has the 4 additional buttons you described.
  7. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    2 sounds like it could be used for an ExV
  8. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    Nothing like guys giving opinions on things when they don't know what they're talking about. The one with the mode button is a PITA, and on the newer style, I've never ever used the bottom two wing buttons while plowing.

    #2 will NOT control an xv, motorman is right they are both for ezV
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  9. JFon101231

    JFon101231 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 457

    Thank you (for the correct info)! :salute:
  10. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 728

    You are right both are ez-v, the x-v controllers are square plugs I would no as I have had both plows, guys unless you know for sure don't guess you may end up putting someone in a bad situation off your guess work