| | Re: micro-commander controls
The Micro Commander is one of many models of ZF controls. The "Micro Commander" is the model used when all of your componants are mech. in operation. Mech. governor/ throttle and mech shift/troll operation. Other models incorporate fully electronic or hybrid operations. The "shift delay" is actually an interpretation from the helm. There really is not any delay. If you are used to shifting a cable system, the response is immediate because as your hand is moving from neutral to the ahead detent. The clutch pressure is starting to build as your hand is moving towards the detent. So, you useally have engagement at that moment. With any electronic control actuator system, you are getting instant response once you arrive at the ahead detent. The percieved delay, is clutch pressure does not happen until the moment the lever moves to the detent position. Basically, you are adding an extra step in the process of shifting your gearbox. The advantage is there is useally only a small morse 33C cable run from the processor to the engine and gearbox. This makes it much less suseptable binding and slop. The other advantage is you only have a small 8 conductor cable running to the helm and or tower. Another advantage is single lever operation and troll valve protection if you have it. Sorry about my grammer and spelling!