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Which hand is your controller in?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by dt5150, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. dt5150

    dt5150 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 143

    for those with a hand-held controller, which hand do you hold it in? the reason i ask is because i've got a new plow getting installed tomorrow and i'm undecided about which side of the seating area to mount/run the controller connection to. my old plow rig was a cj7 with a western plow, dash mounted controller, mounted just to the right of my right knee so i'm thinking i'll likely use my right hand this time around too. just curious how others have theirs set up.
  2. Emans_scapes

    Emans_scapes Member
    Messages: 61

    Right side for me. I never drop the controller. Shift with the controller in my hand.
  3. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Right hand. That way I can lean on the arm rest, like I'm pimpin'.
  4. GM Landscape

    GM Landscape Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Left hand runs my fish stix.
  5. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Left hand, I can move the plow while shifting, and don't have to put the controller down.
  6. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Should start another thread on this but make it a poll.

    Left Hand

    Right Hand

    Mounted in a cupholder or something

    Any other choices?
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    I hate mounted controllers. Right hand for me I never put it down
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    How do you turn the wheel shift and move the plow at the same time
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Lol things are getting slow around here I guess:D I go right handed as well for the same reason as Coldcoffee
  10. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Where did I say I also turn the wheel while shifting and moving the plow? I use my right hand for steering and shifting, and my left hand for the controller.
  11. cpmi

    cpmi Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 167

    Fish stick in the right hand-shift with the right. Wheel with the left.
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    Thats what I'm saying you can't lol
  13. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    Controller in the right hand, shift with my left hand sometimes or hold the controller while shifting but it sometimes is hard to get a good grip with the controller, would be different if I had an automatic.
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    I prefer right, she prefers left.
  15. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Things must be slow today...

    My joystick is mounted. I run it with my right hand. Steer with my left, shift with either left or right hand. :dizzy:
  16. 98K3500

    98K3500 Member
    from WI
    Messages: 46

    Sno-Way wireless.

    Right hand for holding remote and shifting auto.

    But Im right-handed, so...
  17. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    The hand without the smoke in it. Or coffee.:D
  18. ColliCut

    ColliCut Member
    Messages: 33

    Steer with left hand, and I shift (auto) and hold the controller with my right. I don't put it down unless I'm transporting.
  19. 1997chevy

    1997chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Controller in my left, steer and shift with my right
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609