Saitek and GIANTS Software teamed up to create the first-ever Vehicle Side Panel exclusively for you, the virtual farmer. Enliven your farm with Saitek, the deep-rooted market leader in custom sim hardware.
Down on the farm there are no keyboards and if you're lucky the mice stay in the fields. So why would you play Farming Simulator with a mouse and keyboard? Boost your farm sim experience and get truly immersed with Saitek's Side Panel Control Deck . Enhance command of farming machines and attachments with the Side Panel Control Deck's front loader control stick and a whole bushel of programmable buttons.
Saitek's Side Panel Control Deck gives you the means to manage your farm and vehicles with utmost immersion and efficiency. More than two dozen buttons let you assign custom farming actions – nearly every aspect of the game is controllable with the Side Panel Control Deck . Switch tools, activate cruise control, operate your lights, view your map and PDA, interact with ranch hands, and even check your finances with the push of a button.
The Side Panel Control Deck's realistic front loader control stick gives you the sensation of true control over heavy machinery. Now you can easily engage tree harvesters, cranes, chainsaws, chippers, trailers, and more. What better way to take advantage of Forestry – the game's new economic branch?
The loader stick controls vertical, horizontal, and twist axes, while a mode switch on top of the stick doubles those commands giving you six axes to operate. Even better still, a button right next to the mode switch coincides with an oversized button that's also within easy reach. Program both buttons to easily change/open/close your attachments. For example, control your crane's base with the stick, press a button to switch to moving the crane arm with the stick, and then press another button to open and close the crane claw. All while keeping your hand on the control stick. You can even add a secondary Side Panel Control Deck and gain even more control by using two sticks!
Put your vehicle on autopilot to make life on the homestead even simpler. Use the built-in dial to speed up your tractor or slow down your bulldozer. Once your pace is set, you're free to concentrate on more important tasks like deciding on who you're going to invite to the County Fair.
GIANTS Software is constantly adding vehicles and features to enhance your farm sim experience. The game contains over 140 authentic vehicles and tools, with even more in the works. Saitek has made sure the Vehicle Side Panel is ready to handle any of the game's vehicles and tools. And courtesy of 25 programmable buttons and switches, the side panel is essentially future-proof. The solidly built Vehicle Side Panel is an essential tool for helping you grow bumper crops for years to come.
Farming Simulator is the blue ribbon of agricultural simulation video games. And Saitek rules the roost when it comes to hardware designed to enhance simulation games. Using feedback from you, the Farm Sim community, Saitek and GIANTS Software partnered to build custom hardware that adds to the thrill of cultivating land, nurturing livestock, and selling goods to make your farm a rewarding venture.