Spend $ for new Boss V controller

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  1. Yardworks

    Yardworks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    I just wanted to say if anyone is still using the old (3) switch controller for a Boss V-plow I would recommend spending about $200.00 for the joystick control. I purchased one for this season and have used it for three plowings. It is very nice. I was pretty good at using the switches, but after plowing a long time it was easy to screw up. I didn't think these minor adjustment glitches added up to much time loss until I started using the joystick. For example, last year I plowed a townhouse complex of 11 access roads and 56 small driveways in about four hours. This year they have grown to 16 access roads and 80 small driveways. The first storm this year I did in under 4 hours, with comparable snow depth. Thats a lot of extra driveways in less time.
     
  2. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    Old habits die hard..... I've had the triple switch since I bought my first Boss, and probably won't give it up until the ol' Ford goes out to pasture.
     
  3. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    I have both and I hate the joystick,it has a tendence to multifunction to often for my liking.I have rotated the swich pads on all my plows so that the wing switches point so that the wing does what the switch action is.This makes the switches easier to operate.
     
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    What you need is 2 Meyer "slick-stik" you can run all your funtions INCLUDING back plow (standard back plow) all on just 2 switches.

    You can work them in your sleep.

    Total cost: $80.00.
     
  5. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    No thanks like the switches we have they are simple and easy to fix.
     
  6. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    Don't tell me you're still using the rocker switches.
     
  7. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    Boss had two choices Switches or joy stick,all of my plows but two were purchased prior to the joystick and after owning the joystick I opted to go back to the switch on the last plow because the stick is junk and I really truly like the switches better than any other system out there.
     
  8. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    That's cuz you haven't used slick-stiks. ;)
     
  9. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    Tell me why I would spend money to fix some thing that isn't broke.I'm an equipment operator by trade and I am very picky about my equipment controls and the switches are just great and I like them.And if I have to switch 8 trucks thats more than I'm willing spend for no return.
     
  10. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    I'm with Digger on this one.
     

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