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Joy Stick Or Twin Stick Steering

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by marley, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. marley

    marley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY FEED BACK ABOUT THE PROS AND CONS WITH TWIN STICK OR JOYSTICK CONTROLS ON A ZTR. NOT MANY COMPANYS OFFER JOYSTICK CONTROLS. I HEAR THAT THEY ARE LESS FATIGUEING THAN TWIN LEVERS. IS THIS TRUE? THANKS IN ADVANCE.
     
  2. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 648

    I had a Snapper yard cruiser with a single joy stick. It was ok on flat ground but close to worthless on any kind of slope.

    The twin sticks are much better.
     
  3. Matt'slawncare

    Matt'slawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I know alot of people who wouldn't go back to the joystick, so i would go with the twin sticks. Thats all i use.
     
  4. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    What do you do with your other hand if you have a joystick control? Hold a drink?

    I have never understood the "fatigue" when using a ZTR. I have never been tired from running the levers.
     
  5. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    You steer a Walkers twin sticks with 2 fingers on your left hand.Have to say I've certainally never had fatigued fingers at the end of the day.Sitting down all day helps to :D

    bigjim front on walker.jpg
     
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,701

    Big Jim,
    Actually, my fingers have given me trouble after a long day on the Walker. but thats probably due to the fact that I have some arthritis troubles.:D
     
  7. I tried a joystick mower once, "toy" comes to mind first.

    I have use similar type in a skid steer. Takes some getting used to from the twin lever steering but doable. Not the same catagory, but do agree that they suck for hills like T-Bar steering.

    Fatigue, everything will fatigue you in time.
     
  8. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Nice legs, BigJim! :D
    Bet your female customers love having you around huh?;)


    Hehe....:p


    :dizzy:






















    Just kidding!:D ;)
     
  9. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    :blush: Phew had me worried for a minute there BushHogBoy,Yeah some of those old girls get so exited they can hardly hang on to their walking frames.:D
     
  10. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    Big Jim:

    What size deck is that on your Walker?

    If it is a 60" deck it is no wonder that they call you "Big" Jim! :D
     

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