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Heavy Hauler

(11 reviews)
From 250.00 USD
Due to high demand, please expect shipment of your controller in approximately 2 months from your order date.
The Heavy Hauler is a game controller that was designed around American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator, but can be used for any game that you'd like. Use it for your favorite titles such as DCS, FSX, and so on. Our controllers will work with any game that supports joysticks. If the game does not support joysticks, a simple 3rd party program, such as Joy2Key, can be used to program the buttons and switches to your liking to be used with any game or program.
All toggles are real, heavy duty, metal toggles. The ignition is a real, all metal, universal ignition cylinder that provides a great feel and resistance when starting your aircraft or vehicles, as it would in real life. Don't lose your keys though, these are not universal keys and come with their own sets of keys! Two keys are provided with your purchase, so keep one somewhere safe! Enjoy the feel of the push/pull switch for functions such as a parking brake and trailer brake in your rig. Also, you have three red push buttons to program to whatever you'd like, an all metal backlit horn switch, and a latching push button (green fuel button in pics) that stays pressed down until you press it again to release it.  Now in games like ATS, no more need to sit and hold the enter button while refueling.  The six position rotary switch can be used to control headlights or the different in game info panels so you can check what you're hauling at a click.  There are two 3-way rotary encoders also included giving you a total of 30 button/switch functions.
That's not it either! You choose the way you want your box labeled and the color or pattern of your faceplate.  Currently, faceplate colors are matte black, dark burl woodgrain, or brushed aluminum (brushed aluminum writing will be black, light cannot transmit through) One faceplate comes with your order and others can be ordered for the different games that you play. Swapping out the faces takes a matter of seconds, so no more trying to remember what buttons or switches do what in each game you play. We've all been there and it's aggravating, not any more though! Every A.S.P. product can also be customized by adding LED backlighting and a CB mic for communications. LED backlighting colors come in green, red, blue, yellow, or white.
More about the features of the controller:
The CB mic is a real 4-pin CB microphone that allows you to communicate through in-game VoIP or your favorite VoIP software, such as TeamSpeak 3. Please continue reading of how the different switch types operate, so you have an understanding of how the box will work to help you in deciding on the box that's best for you.
Toggles/mini toggles - When the switch is flicked up or down, it presses the button and releases it. It does NOT hold the button. Games do not read the state of the switches, so if you want to start with all of your switches up, do so and start your game. Red push buttons/horn button - Acts as a normal button, press it and release when done. Parking brake - works exactly as the toggles do, see above. Trailer brake - pulled out, it pushes and holds the button, push in and it releases.  It is programmed like this due to how ATS &  ETS is programmed. Ignition cylinder - There are 2 steps to this. From off to the run position, it acts as a toggle is described above. When rotated to the start position, it acts as a push button. Latching push button - The green button in the pics works as a push button, but locks down when pressed. This will act as if you were to press a button a hold it indefinitely. When you press it again, it releases that button press. Example - ATS refueling, press it down and wait for your tank to fill while sitting back. When done, press to unlock it and continue on. Rocker toggles - works exactly as the toggle does, see above. Rotary Encoders - Rotary encoders work like a volume knob on a car stereo. Turn it right and it's a button press, repeated. Turn it left, another button press, repeated. Push in on it and it's a 3rd button press that acts as a push button. 6 way rotary switch - Each time you rotate it to another position, it presses and releases that button for you. Uses for this could be weapon selections in DCS or going through the different information screens in American Truck/Euro Truck Simulator. The particular switch that was chosen will go 1-6 either from a clockwise starting position or counter clockwise starting position. If the CB mic is added, the button on the mic acts as a push button, see above. Assign that button to your push to talk in game or TeamSpeak 3. If using in game VoIP, the CB mic must me your default mic if there isn't an option to choose which mic to use through the in-game menus. Adding the CB mic will put this box to 31 button/switch options.
 
Thanks to Trayscapes Trucking for their input on the design of this box.  Visit their YouTube page and leave a like and say hi.  Show your support for Trayscapes by choosing their logo to be placed on the faceplate. 
 
Also, thanks to JNR-SNR Gaming for their support.  You can also select to have their logo on the faceplate and visit his YouTube channel and say hi.
 
Northern Alex has also joined A.S.P. in promoting our product.  This means you can now choose to get your controller with the Northern Logistics logo!  Visit his YouTube channel and show your support.
 
GunninGamerz fans, you can now order your Heavy Hauler with his logo on the face!  Visit his YouTube channel and show your support!
 
A new faceplate option for 2019 is now available!  You can now order your Heavy Hauler with Jeff Favignano's logo on your faceplate.  Visit his YouTube channel to show your support.
 
Full Tilled Gaming has joined in on the fun with an A.S.P. box and now you can order yours with his logo on it!  Visit his YouTube channel and tell him we sent you!
 
Sky Lounge TV is lovin' the Heavy Hauler too!  Order yours now with his logo on it.  A channel that covers all types of sim titles.  Check him out on Twitch!
 
RyaStream was pretty excited to join A.S.P. in getting the word out!  Now, you can order your box with his channel logo.  Check him out on Facebook streaming! 
**Leave custom fields blank if you want to receive labeled as shown in the pictures.  If you fill in the fields, that is how your faceplate will come labeled.
 

About Heavy Hauler

Due to high demand, please expect shipment of your controller in approximately 2 months from your order date.

The Heavy Hauler is a game controller that was designed around American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator, but can be used for any game that you'd like. Use it for your favorite titles such as DCS, FSX, and so on. Our controllers will work with any game that supports joysticks. If the game does not support joysticks, a simple 3rd party program, such as Joy2Key, can be used to program the buttons and switches to your liking to be used with any game or program.

All toggles are real, heavy duty, metal toggles. The ignition is a real, all metal, universal ignition cylinder that provides a great feel and resistance when starting your aircraft or vehicles, as it would in real life. Don't lose your keys though, these are not universal keys and come with their own sets of keys! Two keys are provided with your purchase, so keep one somewhere safe! Enjoy the feel of the push/pull switch for functions such as a parking brake and trailer brake in your rig. Also, you have three red push buttons to program to whatever you'd like, an all metal backlit horn switch, and a latching push button (green fuel button in pics) that stays pressed down until you press it again to release it.  Now in games like ATS, no more need to sit and hold the enter button while refueling.  The six position rotary switch can be used to control headlights or the different in game info panels so you can check what you're hauling at a click.  There are two 3-way rotary encoders also included giving you a total of 30 button/switch functions.

That's not it either! You choose the way you want your box labeled and the color or pattern of your faceplate.  Currently, faceplate colors are matte black, dark burl woodgrain, or brushed aluminum (brushed aluminum writing will be black, light cannot transmit through) One faceplate comes with your order and others can be ordered for the different games that you play. Swapping out the faces takes a matter of seconds, so no more trying to remember what buttons or switches do what in each game you play. We've all been there and it's aggravating, not any more though! Every A.S.P. product can also be customized by adding LED backlighting and a CB mic for communications. LED backlighting colors come in green, red, blue, yellow, or white.

More about the features of the controller:

The CB mic is a real 4-pin CB microphone that allows you to communicate through in-game VoIP or your favorite VoIP software, such as TeamSpeak 3. Please continue reading of how the different switch types operate, so you have an understanding of how the box will work to help you in deciding on the box that's best for you.

  • Toggles/mini toggles - When the switch is flicked up or down, it presses the button and releases it. It does NOT hold the button. Games do not read the state of the switches, so if you want to start with all of your switches up, do so and start your game.
  • Red push buttons/horn button - Acts as a normal button, press it and release when done.
  • Parking brake - works exactly as the toggles do, see above.
  • Trailer brake - pulled out, it pushes and holds the button, push in and it releases.  It is programmed like this due to how ATS &  ETS is programmed.
  • Ignition cylinder - There are 2 steps to this. From off to the run position, it acts as a toggle is described above. When rotated to the start position, it acts as a push button.
  • Latching push button - The green button in the pics works as a push button, but locks down when pressed. This will act as if you were to press a button a hold it indefinitely. When you press it again, it releases that button press. Example - ATS refueling, press it down and wait for your tank to fill while sitting back. When done, press to unlock it and continue on.
  • Rocker toggles - works exactly as the toggle does, see above.
  • Rotary Encoders - Rotary encoders work like a volume knob on a car stereo. Turn it right and it's a button press, repeated. Turn it left, another button press, repeated. Push in on it and it's a 3rd button press that acts as a push button.
  • 6 way rotary switch - Each time you rotate it to another position, it presses and releases that button for you. Uses for this could be weapon selections in DCS or going through the different information screens in American Truck/Euro Truck Simulator. The particular switch that was chosen will go 1-6 either from a clockwise starting position or counter clockwise starting position.

If the CB mic is added, the button on the mic acts as a push button, see above. Assign that button to your push to talk in game or TeamSpeak 3. If using in game VoIP, the CB mic must me your default mic if there isn't an option to choose which mic to use through the in-game menus. Adding the CB mic will put this box to 31 button/switch options.

 

Thanks to Trayscapes Trucking for their input on the design of this box.  Visit their YouTube page and leave a like and say hi.  Show your support for Trayscapes by choosing their logo to be placed on the faceplate. 

 

Also, thanks to JNR-SNR Gaming for their support.  You can also select to have their logo on the faceplate and visit his YouTube channel and say hi.

 

Northern Alex has also joined A.S.P. in promoting our product.  This means you can now choose to get your controller with the Northern Logistics logo!  Visit his YouTube channel and show your support.

 

GunninGamerz fans, you can now order your Heavy Hauler with his logo on the face!  Visit his YouTube channel and show your support!

 

A new faceplate option for 2019 is now available!  You can now order your Heavy Hauler with Jeff Favignano's logo on your faceplate.  Visit his YouTube channel to show your support.

 

Full Tilled Gaming has joined in on the fun with an A.S.P. box and now you can order yours with his logo on it!  Visit his YouTube channel and tell him we sent you!

 

Sky Lounge TV is lovin' the Heavy Hauler too!  Order yours now with his logo on it.  A channel that covers all types of sim titles.  Check him out on Twitch!

 

RyaStream was pretty excited to join A.S.P. in getting the word out!  Now, you can order your box with his channel logo.  Check him out on Facebook streaming

**Leave custom fields blank if you want to receive labeled as shown in the pictures.  If you fill in the fields, that is how your faceplate will come labeled.

 

Shipping Options

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  • 13.00 USD - Domestic (S1) (2 months)

Shipping Size

  • Size
    30.48 cm × 20.32 cm × 20.32 cm
  • Weight
    1.18 kg

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

After a long time waiting for it I finally received the Heavy Hauler at home. The product works as expected and described. The most relavant features to me, as they were the ones more attractive and unique in comparison to other custom controllers I own, are the availability of the two steps ignition key, brakes handles and the CB mic. They work very well and add an extra bit of realism to your experience. Key is mapped to two different buttons, so you can assign the electricals and engine start separately in games supporting this, such as Omsi2 bus simulator. The mic is another interesting feature as it works with a dedicated push to talk button, and is connected to your sound card via a regular jack cable going from the back of the box to your PC. Sound quality is good as far as I have tested.

Mounting of the device is available via Vesa standard supports or 90º brackets. Please note that the USB cable and the audio jack outputs are on the back of the box. So the box is supposed to be mounted vertical, as seen on the screenshots.

About the key mapping, the device is detected by Windows as a regular 32 button controller, so any game supporting joysticks will be able to see it and you will be able to map any game command to it. As described in the instructions for more advanced mapping, you can use JoyToKey software to assign key presses to all buttons. Please note that most of the switches are momentary ones in terms of their real output, and their output signals are quite short in time, but enough for the device to send the keystrokes anyway. For that reason I would recommend Antimicro freeware tool instead, as it allows a more powerfull mapping, including keypress duration, on release commands, delays and multiple macros in addition to autoprofiler. I have been using this tool for years on my games and it works perfect. It could be needed on the cases of a game requiring a longer keypress to operate a control, such as tank fuel selectors or light selectors in flight simulators.

At the time of this review I can confirm the device is working and detected by the version v2.21 x64bit running Win 10 64bit. Antimicro tool is available here:

https://github.com/AntiMicro/antimicro/releases

I would also like to say thanks to Jim for his understanding and support during the purchasing process.

Cheers

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Luc Leblanc

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

What other word to start my review but one word: wow! Any ATS or ETS2 fan should find some way to get this product. It's a game-changer. Alot of thoughts were put in the design and the assembly process that knowing where the mainly used switches are is a walk in the park to find. Installation is staightforward : plug and play. Also, a video is available for you to know how to map all the switches so there's no way to get them wrong. Waiting time is a little downer but don't get me wrong, once you got it setup, you won't regret it. All is working as it should. Unit is nice and sturdy once installed (I used the 90° mounting option). I never spend time writing reviews but I'm so happy about this product. Hoping to see A.S.P. come up with new products down the line.Will definitely buy again. Excellent seller communication also as I had my order wrong. Don't be afraid, buy with confidence like I did, you won't regret it.

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Johnplayz

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Really good product works really good love the realism of the controller. One thing that I don't like is that my trailer break switch doesn't work? But other then that I would recommend this to any one that love ats or ets 

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Neale Bridges

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I had done a lot of research before purchasing my controller and had communication with Jim before making the order. I must say it has taken 9 months to get to do a review something I can only apologise for. But now I can review having had 9 months of drive time under my belt. Planning with some precision where I wanted my desired switches/ operation, the ability to have a custom faceplate is awesome. I have mine rear mounted onto a Vesa mount/ TV cantilever bracket, so it floats above my game pad positioning. The build is awesome and has not missed a beet, the switches commercial strength and durability. The switch box looks impressive and a worthy partner to my Wheel and gear box set up. It looks good, feels good and works good. I drive MP and also as part of a VTC so the mic is a great addition, quality is very good (I have used this for business zoom meetings  when standard mic was U/S).  Would I buy again, yes. Would I recommend, yes. There is some nuances you get to understand with the box, eg. resetting switch position at end of game etc.  I have my ATS/ETS radio and channel also set up through the heavy hauler. For me it added the same immersion from driving with keys to a wheel, as keys to controller. Well its part of my Big Rig and there to stay. Jim is exceptionally helpful and worked with me as I altered my order slightly and was able to arrange delivery to coincide with my vacation. Top quality, well done guys. So get you layout sorted, take the plunge and buy. Spend the next 2 months in anticipation of a game changer. If there was any improvement it would be this:- when key in off position box powers down!! (a thought for you Jim!!!)

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Louis Stephen Batty Jr

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

This is a must buy controller if you love playing ATS or ETS2 and want to be immersed into the game

 

Let's start with the bad things and get them out of the way. This is a custom controller, and it takes time for it to be built and shipped to you. That is the only truly bad thing I can think of with this controller. Even with that being said, I still urge anyone considering this controller to not let the wait time deter you from ordering one.

 

The rotary encoders could stand to be a bit more precise in their operation. I ordered my Heavy Hauler with standard labels and as such set up the encoders to cruise control and retarder. The only problem with doing so is that the game often reads way more turns than I actually tried to make. So the retarder will go from off to full on even though I barely turned it at all. Other times I may want it to turn all the way on or off and I end up with the game getting confused and starting to turn the retarder on then back off then on again. What I eventually did was change the cruise encoder to just control the game radio volume since that is less critical. The retarder encoder is still set to that, but I use it very little. 

Even with these problems, I still think the controller is great.

 

On to things I really like about it.

Let's start with the perceived build quality (I say perceived because I'm not about to go mucking around and opening it up to see what it's like on the inside). It feels great.The case is solid and has a good heft to it without it being overly heavy. The switches all feel really nice. They have a satisfying click to them and are securely mounted.

 

They offer two different mounting options which is nice. I chose the 100mm VESA mounts. I still haven't mounted it to anything. I actually just have it sitting on a little tray table propped up on the mounting pegs. This is probably not the best method, but it will work until you get around to mounting it.

 

I ordered my unit with the CB Mic option which is also really nice. The Mic itself is a real handset and as such means you can swap to another CB handset if needed. The Fuel button that stays in when you push it is a great addition to the box. One thing I have found over time using this box is that I never really made use of the Trailer Brake handle. The game logic and real life just don't quite line up on this point and so I decided to instead use that handle to hold the "zoom interior" button on instead. Using it this way I can more easily see how to back up the trailers using the mirrors on the truck itself instead of the virtual ones. The keyed ignition is one of my favorite features of the box. It is awesome to be able to start the truck by turning an actual key. The backlighting is a must have option as well even if you don't play in a completely dark room. The backlight helps me actually read the labels when I need to glance over at the unit even with my poor eyesight. There are plenty of buttons on this controller overall.

 

On to customer service. These guys offer some of the best customer service I have ever seen from a company, big or small. They respond quickly to any email questions you have and you can contact them on twitter too. I feel like if I were to have any kind of issue with the unit, they would be there doing their best to help resolve the issue. 

 

For me this is a great product from a great company, and I will continue to watch for new products to be released which will further improve my simulation gaming immersion. These units may be expensive, but they are worth every penny if you value immersion in your sim games. Don't even question whether or not they are worth it. Quite simply, they are completely worth the investment.

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James Dawson

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What an awesome addition to ATS and ETS.  I have many hours under my belt playing ATS.  I have watched youtube video's on this product line and contemplated it for quite a while.  I finally committed to ordering a box and couldn't be more pleased with it.  I have to mount it, but I have used it for several hours.  I have  had a few questions that Jim has answered extremely quickly.  I have had several correspondences with him and he has always gotten back to me within a day, and very often within hours.  

 

I find the product to be well built with quality parts.  The backlight allows game play without other lighting in the room.  If your debating,  just do it.  You will be pleased!  Adds a whole new level to game play.  Designed so it can be programmed for other games. I many have to order a few more faces.

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Nathan Collins

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First off, I have to say if you are a simulation fan and want to take it to the next level, then look no further. After searching to enhance my experience in ets2 and ats, I came across the ASP button box, and by the style and build quality I had to have one. I placed an order for a custom unit and within the two month advertised waiting period, I had one in my hands. After a rare and unforeseen technical hiccup, Jim Kelly had me back up and running. With quick and awesome customer service, Jim cares for his customers and products and goes above and beyond to prove it, so don't hesitate to purchase this product. I love this box and would buy one again in a heartbeat. 10 outta 10!!!

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Wake Norman

  

Rock, and Roll! This Console Box Rocks! Forget Big Box Stores. You Will Not Find This Uniquely Made Box Anywhere. Well Worth The Wait of a Custom Made Add on to Your Trucking Experience. I Did Make a Video of it, but it is Part of a Ongoing Project For a Later Date. The Plug, and Play is a Bonus! Took Just Over a Month to Get it, but Hey This is no Fast Food Item. This is Custom Made to Your Specs. Awesome Job to Everyone Who Helped Make This Box For me! 

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Konrad Olechowski

  

Definitely recommend this product, after debating whether to order the heavy hauler for almost a year, i finally pulled the trigger and ordered mine, after waiting a month and a halfish, it arrived, first of all the product is high quality, buttons and switches have satisfying clicks, the ignition is a satisfying way to start your truck, the leds aren't too bright so they dont borther you while driving in a darkroom, the button box built quality is superb, mic feels amazing and works too.

When i first picked up my wheel for ets and ats i said this is the best thing i got for ets/ats, same went when i got my skrs, now with the button box definitely on the top of the list, i never thought that a simple button box can change my ats/ets experience so much.

Advanced simulation products, you guys rock.

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Scott Mast

  

This is by far the most superior product that I have in my simulator arsenal. Don’t let the shipping time deter you from this product. The wait is worth the quality and craftsmanship of the device. If you want a solid product and top notch customer support for a product that won’t fail you look no further. 

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dannyx714

  

I would like to start off by giving a HUGE shoutout to Jim Kelly for this AMAZING product. Two years ago when he first started this business, he presented a concept like no other on the market that would indeed change our gaming experience. Being a big fan of ATS this product made sense and after seeing a few preview videos on youtube, it made me want to own one. Shortly after the pre-orders for this product were being taken and I can happily say I was amongst the first 10 customers to submit an order for the Heavy Hauler Controller. Just recently last month I came back to yet order another controller for a second set up I have been working on and the customer service that Jim provides is truly phenomenal. He will go above and beyond to make sure you will be satisfied with your order should you have any questions, comments or concerns before or after you have made an order. The quality build on these controllers are very well done. Since my first purchase(2yrs ago), my controller has given me absolutely no problems and is still looking in good shape even after being used almost everyday. If I were to be asked why I would recommend this product it would be because 1) The level of customer service is outstanding, 2) The build on these controllers are professionally made and the quality is top notch, & 3) There is NO other custom controller like this on the market. If you are a big fan of driving in ATS or ETS 2 then this is a MUST have product for you. This product is definitely worth every penny and you will in fact get what you pay for.  Lastly to those who may have doubt whether they should order or not, DON'T WAIT much longer as this is something you wont wanna miss out on, make the investment and I guarantee this will elevate your gaming experience to a whole new level!!

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