JR Merritt


Control solutions focused on durability and productivity.

Focused on intuitive operation for the end user, J.R. Merritt Controls offers a range of customizable control solutions suited to the agricultural equipment industry. Collaborating with farming equipment manufacturers, J.R. Merritt engineers and manufactures electronic joysticks and control systems that are built to last and perform.

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

From the handle to the output technology we partner with our customers to identify and design control solutions that meet and exceed the needs of their application. Single axis, multi-axis, and complete operator chair systems are available that can be custom configured to a range of cab operated agricultural machinery, including tractors, harvesters, planting equipment, and more.


  • Harvesters
  • Tractors
  • Planting Equipment
  • Specialty Machinery
  • 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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Helpful Resources & Tools

Manufacturers of agricultural machinery encounter a variety of challenges when defining and choosing a joystick or control system. To assist OEMs through this process, we've released the below articles that feature top considerations and recommendations for optimal joysticks and controls in agricultural equipment and mobile machinery.

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