Mercury Marine unveils all-new 40-115hp Tiller
Published on: 23/01/2020
Mercury Marine today announced a new, innovative product that enhances the experience of controlling a boat using the tiller handle. The new 40-115hp Tiller is compatible with Mercury four‑stroke outboard engines in the 40 through to 115 horsepower range.
The process of developing the 40-115hp Tiller began with listening.
"Our extensive research revealed that boaters are looking for advanced features for personalising tiller control setup to meet their individual needs,” said Mercury Associate Category Manager Kevin Hockerman.
“As a result, Mercury developed a more ergonomic, comfortable, responsive and adaptive tiller to improve boating experiences. Our all‑new 40-115hp Tiller is much more than a comfortable handle. It is a state‑of‑the‑art control system for the outboard engine," Kevin concluded.
Mercury’s new tiller handle provides the most adjustments in the market. This flexibility allows the boater to comfortably operate the tiller regardless of driving‑hand preference. The 40-115hp Tiller is the only tiller on the market with the capability not only to swap the shift handle to either side of the tiller but also to reverse the throttle grip rotation to the boater’s preference.
The tiller handle has side‑to‑side adjustments up to 18 degrees port and starboard from the center. Likewise, the boater may also adjust the handle's vertical angle through an auto‑tilt‑lock system or down‑stop angle micro adjustment knob.
These adjustments, along with the design of other touch points and controls, work together to provide the most customisable steering and throttle controls that adjust to the boater's body proportions and positioning.
But this tiller handle's innovations don't stop with ergonomics. The 40-115hp Tiller comes standard with Mercury Troll Control which allows the boater to dial in precise trolling speeds by tapping a button to increase or decrease speed in 10‑rpm increments (the closest competition offers 50‑rpm increments).
New for Mercury tiller handles is an integrated Engine Warning Display that includes visual and audible warnings for engine oil, temperature, electrical and other lesser faults, or if the driver’s safety lanyard becomes disconnected. Sold separately is an industry-first heated grip that offers three levels of heat for cold‑weather conditions.
“Following the success of the upgraded tiller functionality introduced in the lower horsepower range of Mercury engines, this new 40-115hp Tiller will be a solid option for our network of Mercury dealers here in the UK,” commented Ben Allen, General Manager for the Marine Leisure Division, E. P. Barrus Ltd.
“It’s great to see Mercury introducing new technologies at every step of the way, not only in new product lines, but also refining its offering throughout the range of engines,” Ben concluded.
Mercury’s all‑new 40-115hp Tiller is compatible with the 40‑60 horsepower EFI four‑stroke family of engines built since 2006, and the 80‑115 horsepower EFI four‑stroke family of engines built since 2014.
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