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One footed or Two footed driving

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by KJ Cramer, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Curious how many of you plow with one foot driving or two feet driving with an auto trans and what are the benefits or cons to either?

    I drive normally with one foot, but noticed that I plow with both feet, was thinking this could be good for quickness but also might be a problem if I'm hitting the gas and the brake at the same time or on the gas too quickly when shifting - haven't noticed a problem yet though.

    Thanks for the input.
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,252

    1 foot always.
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    I use
    2 feet (1 gas, brake 1 clutch)
    2 hands (1 steering wheel 1 shifter with plow controler)
    2 eyes (both looking)
    1 ear (cell phone earbud in the other ear)
  4. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    One foot, one hand.. then one hand on the plow control.
  5. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Same here.
  6. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    i steer with my knees so i can text
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

  8. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,641

    i have an auto but i 2 foot it with the gas and brake when plowing not real sure why i do but i do.

    after thinking about it, i'm pretty sure i do it to keep the RPMs up when i'm lifting the plow and switching gears..ect and to keep control of the truck on some of the crappy drives i have to do.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010
  9. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    With the allison I use 1 foot most of the time but end up using 2 feet when in a steep downhill driveway when I'm right up to the garage door
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Just like the dumb iitch that was along side me on the highway today. :realmad:
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    1 foot for gas and brake
    1 hand to shift and run plow since I have a handhel controller
  12. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    When plowing I usually use two feet/ One gas, one brake, not sure why.