About Heavy Hauler
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 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.
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.