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Auto or Manual?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by NankoGroup_Wrkr, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. NankoGroup_Wrkr

    NankoGroup_Wrkr Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I found a truck for sale, 1982 F250 w/a 429 and a 4 speed. Question is should I leave it a manual or convert to an auto for plowing? Truck is 1200 and it has some new BFG AT tires on new rims.
  2. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Search manual vers Auto on here.
    Most of the problems are fatigue from shifting all the time.
    Running 3 pedals and two switches for hours on end.
    You just need to remember not to slip the clutch against loads.
    Back up and move forward with the clutch let out before you hit the load.
    If you don't the clutch dies quickly and real smelly!
    Been there,Done that.
  3. one ton dually

    one ton dually Member
    Messages: 61

    Manual VS Auto

    Ive Been plowing with a 1979 F-350 I converted to a dually with a NP435 4sp,and I love it for my long road's,and long strech's across lot's with a good load infront of the 9ft Fisher while in 1st(granny gear),and 4high when needed.I would also have to say it also based on what your plowing?Plus i'd rather swap out a clutch then a auto tranny$$.I guess it's 6 of one,and a half dozen of the other.