Technical solutions for construction machinery

The operation of construction machinery requires physical effort and precise work. For this reason, our control stations for machinery in this sector are always equipped with a spring suspension.

However, we also adapt our other products, such as joysticks, controllers, foot pedals and portable control panels, specifically to your construction machinery and the specific requirements of your work environment. 


Excavators, wheel loaders, bulldozers, road mills, tarred road finishers – many different construction machines have similar requirements for control conditions. We have taken on the challenges of the construction industry and developed countless solutions over the past decades that we can build on.


From robust to highly specialized, from weatherproof to highly sensitive – you will find the right joystick for every construction machine in our portfolio.

Construction and municipal vehicles, work platforms: These robust, compact joysticks ST0, ST2 and ST4 have been used in construction vehicles for a long time. Our typical metal drive block assures a long service life and high number of switching cycles. The modularity of the joysticks enables highly specialized adaptations to your wishes. The ST4 was specially designed for wind, snow and ice.

Tight spatial constraints: The M0 is a small and extremely reliable mini-joystick for digital and analogue applications. Its low weight and small dimensions make it usable anywhere.

Difficult applications: High-precision control is possible with the joysticks CS1, NS3 and HS2. Various electronic interfaces for bus connections, amplifier assemblies, solenoid valves or 3D Hall sensor systems enable integration even in complex control consoles. These joysticks are used in construction machines that operate under extreme conditions.

Control stations

In addition to all functionalities, control stations for construction machinery have special spring suspension systems to ensure a healthy back. We can recommend whether the spring suspension should be mechanical or pneumatic if we know the exact conditions of the work environment.

Spatial requirements are also crucial. How large can the seat and control station be? Is a folding seat required due to spatial constraints? Should the control consoles be foldable and outwardly pivotable? After you have indicated all of your complex requirements, we can develop the optimal control station for you.

Foot pedals

Controls without pedals almost unthinkable in construction machinery. We ensure that our foot pedals made with powder-coated aluminum housings are extremely durable and resistant in all working conditions. Ergonomically ribbed aluminum step plates facilitate operation and heel edges support and relieve the foot. We also provide foot switches with metal cable connectors. They are always easy to mount and sturdy, so they are very well-suited for use in the construction sector.

Portable control panels

They are resistant to oil and fuel, temperature-resistant and waterproof – the portable control stations of Spohn + Burkhardt. Their fiberglass reinforced plastic housing makes them durable, compact control units that we can optionally equip with CAN, CANopen and various joysticks. The functions of your portable panel are adapted to your specific requirements. We also manufacture bases and breastplates. We also provide you with complete systems with connection cables and plugs.

Whether you require complete solutions, individual units or series, we provide the perfect control technology for your construction machinery. Our project planning team offers you sound advice and calculations. And our engineers in the design department work passionately to fine the right custom solutions for you.

We look forward to your call (+49 73 44 171-0) and are always here for you!