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1. (WO2017177113) CONTROL BOX AND OPERATOR INTERFACE FOR AN INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/177113    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/026560
Publication Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G05G 1/04
B66F 9/20
B66F 11/04
B66F 17/00
Applicants: JLG INDUSTRIES, INC.
Inventors: GILBRIDE, Matthew, I.
PUSZKIEWICZ, Ignacy
MOHLMAN, Brian, K.
LOMBARDO, David, W.
Title: CONTROL BOX AND OPERATOR INTERFACE FOR AN INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE
Abstract:
A control box and operator interface for an industrial vehicle includes a left thumb joystick controller, a right thumb joystick controller, and integrated handles positioned adjacent the left thumb joystick controller and the right thumb joystick controller, respectively. The integrated handles are ergonomically positioned relative to the left and right thumb joystick controllers such that when an operator grasps the handles, the operator's thumbs are naturally positioned adjacent the left and right thumb joystick controllers, respectively. An enabling mechanism is associated with each of the integrated handles and includes a switch that serves to activate operational functionality of the left and right thumb joystick controllers.