JR Merritt

Road Maintenance

Control solutions built to get the job done.

Road maintenance and paving applications encounter high vibrations and have to power through the elements. J.R. Merritt multi-axis and single-axis joysticks have been designed to withstand these conditions, while optimizing operator comfort and performance. Partnering with road maintenance equipment and vehicle manufacturers, we customize control solutions that meet and exceed the needs of these application.

For road maintenance machinery and vehicles we offer a complete range of electronic joysticks with CANOpen, Basic CAN, J1939, hall-effect and 4-20mA outputs. Additional output types also available.

Single axis controls, multi-axis joysticks, chair systems, and foot pedals are available that can be custom configured to a range of road machinery and vehicles, including pavers, spreaders, mixers, snow plows and more.


  • Pavers
  • Rubber Tracked Placers / Spreaders
  • Front Discharge Mixer Trucks
  • Snow Plows
  • Road Maintenance Vehicles
  • And more

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Why J.R. Merritt Controls?

Unmatched Quality & Reliability

J.R. Merritt's joysticks are manufactured and tested to withstand the harshest conditions and use. A stringent focus on quality control in our U.S.-based, ISO certified manufacturing facility ensures the utmost accuracy and quality of all our electronic joysticks and controllers.

Fully Customized to Your Requirements

Every joystick we build is as unique as its application and operator. From the handle to the output technology, we partner with our customers to identify and engineer the controls that will meet and exceed the needs of their application. When working with us, consider our engineers and technical staff an extension of your own team.

Ultimate Versatility & Functionality

Comfort and function are key when using a joystick or controller. With an extensive portfolio of handles, grips, buttons and switches, J.R. Merritt's interface solutions are engineered around intuitive operation and user comfort. Our team will work with you to recommend the best options that will suit the movement and actions of your operator and equipment.

Made in the USA
Over 35 Years Experience
Certification Iso

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