Zero Effort® Controls
Mercury Racing Zero Effort Controls feature a canted handle design that really fits the hand. Throttles have ball and spring detents which provide tactile feel and resist "creep." Shift levers provide a comfortable "throw" into and out of gear, giving sport boaters complete control of their boat. The shorter shift lever allows captains to know, by instinct, which function they command.
Mercury Racing builds the controls utilizing stainless steel for lever, mechanism and hardware strength. The housing material is corrosion-resistant, marine-grade aluminum specially coated for enhanced protection in the corrosive saltwater environment. All cable ends are non-galling stainless alloy.
Zero Effort Controls work with sterndrive, inboard and outboard powered boats. They feature Mercury Racing's pioneering stackable, modular design which enables the controls to be offered in one to six-lever configurations at reasonable prices. Throttles and shifters can be grouped separately or combined into a single unit.
Installation is easy, with the ability of making cable connections without disassembly of the control. Double-ended levers enable either push or pull cable operation. The direction in which both shift and throttle levers operate can be changed easily without special tools. Limit switches prevent engines from starting in-gear. Selected models of the controls are available with an integral power trim switch in the throttle lever. The ergonomically designed switch provides fingertip trim control of drives and K-Planes. Available in a lustrous white or black finish, Zero Effort Controls complement any sport boat interior.
DTS Zero Effort Controls
The SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) system technology brings precise throttle and shift response to race-proven Mercury Racing Zero Effort Controls. Available for selected DTS equipped Mercury outboards and MerCruiser sterndrives, the new DTS Zero Effort Controls offer unmatched smooth shifting and ultra-fast throttle response, as well as reliable performance. These effortless controls enhance docking maneuverability and overall safety thanks to processor-controlled shifting, neutral-only modes and emergency shift enhancements.