Mercury Big Tiller for 40 to 60hp four-strokes

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Big Tiller now compatible with even more engines.

Mercury Big Tiller for 40 to 60hp four-strokes
Mercury Big Tiller for 40 to 60hp four-strokes

Mercury Marine says its unique Big Tiller can now be used with 40 to 60hp four-stroke outboards, meaning even more people can enjoy having extra room in their boat and simple hands-on control of their engine.

Created specifically for Mercury and Mariner outboard engines, the Big Tiller now adapts to:
* 40 to 115hp four-strokes;
* 75 to 250hp OptiMax engines: and
* 135 to 200hp four-cylinder Verado engines with SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS).

Mercury Marine said the Big Tiller is a joy to operate thanks to integrated shift, trim and throttle controls. The tiller handle angle, throttle handle and valve tension can all be easily modified via easy-to-use adjustment knobs.

"Fishermen will love this new ergonomically-friendly tiller. It’s centre-mounted for optimum control, and the proximity of the shift arm to the throttle end of the tiller makes it so easy to operate. The power trim switch is also right under your thumb," said Mercury Marine.

"As well, the throttle is more natural to use as it rotates through 110o, not the more cumbersome 120o to 180o which is the industry norm.

"The friction on the tiller arm pivot and throttle can be adjusted simply, and the tiller arm can be lifted and locked into five positions for fishing convenience and security on a trailer," said the company.

Mercury Marine said optional power steering is also available on all of the OptiMax engines which utilise mechanical steering, while DTS power steering is available on all four-cylinder Verado outboards and OptiMax engines with DTS.

"The steering system uses common Verado parts and allows for adjustable steering pressure with the touch of a finger. There’s zero engine feedback through the tiller arm," Mercury said.

According to the manufacturer, the power steering option allows for complete control and safety with no fatigue for the operator and a bypass valve allows the outboard to be manually steered when the engine is not running.

Mercury Marine said a number of other options are also available, including external trim switches such as foot trims, and a push-button RPM adjuster that provides even better control and manoeuvrability.

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