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Automatic or manual transmission

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by TNSnowMan2224, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. TNSnowMan2224

    TNSnowMan2224 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I'm looking at a f350 with dump
    4x4 4 door truck, i want to put a plow on it but don't want to make a mistake bc it's a manual....
    The dump is great but plow is a priority
    Opinions?
     
  2. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    I royally hated plowing with a manual
     
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    How much snow do you really get in JC TN to make you so anxious to get this all set up? It's only April 1st. I hate plowing with a manual but I could do it if the truck was the right price. If you get an automatic, just make sure the plow has a trip edge so it doesn't work the transmission too hard.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    If you get an automatic, just make sure the plow has a trip edge so it doesn't work the transmission too hard.

    You wanna explain that?
     
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Haha. You're not new here, bub. It's a running joke. ;)
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    The context it was in took me back.
    Oh yea I know the joke....
     
  7. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    I plowed with a manual for years, it was horrible to say the least.
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,213

    Guess I'm the odd man (not the first time.....), I've always plowed with a manual and it's not a big deal. If you have clutch problems you can throw a clutch in at a fraction of the cost of a auto rebuild and depending on where you located typically get parts within a day and be up and running.
    I've never owned an automatic until I bought a '15 SuperDuty and I still look for the clutch/shifter.
     
  9. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    Love plowing in a standard transmission.
     
  10. TNSnowMan2224

    TNSnowMan2224 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks guys I finally got a few pics of the truck in looking at
    I think the clutch replacement is actually a valid point to the tee!
    Thanks again
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    Trip edges will saves transmissions, axles, cash.
     
  12. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,920

    What year, motor, miles??? And how much.
     
  13. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    I have a standard, I have an auto, I HATE...HATE the auto. Ive been plowing for 28 years and never busted a manual tranny but the auto needs rebuilding after 5 years.

    If you normally drive an auto buy and auto you will hate the manual.... If normally drive a manual buy a manual you'l hate the auto.

    besides MEN drive manuals Wimps that cant figure it out drive auto.. :)
     
  14. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,920

    Ive been looking for s wrangler with a stick to teach my daughter to drive it.
     
  15. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    its nothing more than personal preference. every vehicle i own is a manual, except for my plow truck. i plowed for years with a manual but since plowing with an auto, i have no plans to go back to manual. but for any other vehicle, i prefer a manual.

    i will say plowing with auto does require more attention than a manual. routine oil changes and monitoring trans temperatures is critical with a manual. do these 2 simple things and the probability of trans problems greatly decline.
     
  16. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    I dont mind either auto or manual As Long as it gets the job done...
     
  17. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    Clutches....I hate replacing clutches...did I mention clutches ?? They are a pain

    But ..... I have one so I use it.


    Actually once you get used to it...they are not all that bad....

    But I hate the clutch
     
  18. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    why do you need to replace the clutch??? :confused: maybe your using it to much :laughing:
     
  19. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    In and out in and out in and out back and forth....yep they are a pain.

    But it sure beats having nothing...
     
  20. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    this question come up every year get an auto