J.R. Merritt Controls



J.R. Merritt Controls has a long history of providing reliable and precise joysticks and controllers for lift and boom machinery. Working with original equipment manufacturers, we provide customized, field-proven solutions to support the unique needs of lift equipment and meet the ever-growing safety standards in aerial machinery and operations.

Single axis controllers and multi-axis joysticks with hall-effect or CAN-bus outputs can be custom configured to a range of lift and access machinery, including scissor lifts, boom lifts, aerial work platforms, bucket trucks, and more.


  • Scissor Lifts
  • Boom Lifts
  • Aerial Work Platforms (AWP)
  • Bucket Trucks
  • 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 engineer and manufacture 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.

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