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Here's my solution on a budget for a 4 direction plow.
The controller is a arcade game joystick I got off ebay for $8. I then wired it into a plastic box that is connected to a bracket with 2 knob screws to take it on and off. The wiring connection is made with a trailer plug.

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the plug goes in under the dash out of the way

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a warn winch that was already on my ranger is for the up/down.
and a traveler winch from tsc is for the left and right.

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I used a minibike throttle cable to pull back the existing plow angle lock I had on it already.

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I made a pedal to push to pull back the plow angle lock.

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I used the lock still because I was afraid if I hit something to hard with just the winch holding the angle, it might be broken.

Here is it in action.
 

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whoa.....you sir are very creative. thats freakin awesome! GREAT job man! Super good stuff!
 

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Wow!
That's a good example of making do with what's "at hand".
Good job.
But it may be a little over engineered.
This is my 4 way control. Somewhat less obstructive but performs similar functions.
The buttons control the four way plow movements. The toggle controls a separate winch.

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Wow!
That's a good example of making do with what's "at hand".
Good job.
But it may be a little over engineered.
This is my 4 way control. Somewhat less obstructive but performs similar functions.
The buttons control the four way plow movements. The toggle controls a separate winch.

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That's a very sleek setup. I had thought about going with the 4 separate push switches but was concerned with what would happen if I accidently hit both up/down at once. The wiring on the joystick was so easy/cheap I just decided to go that way. Have you had any problems with that setup yet?
 

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An electrical interlock will disconnect the second button while the first button is pressed. This is a new system, so I haven't tested it too much for durability. However, the spring loaded toggle worked great for my old plow. I found that operating it with my left hand was more convenient and comfortable then having the controls on the gear stick.
 

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I have the 4 buttons, just on my gear shift. Had to buy 2 kits from Polaris because they only ship with 2 switches. At the price they charge it makes more sense to buy 2. That's an awesome setup and just gave me some ideas on how to improve my plow.
 
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