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Plowing on Tow/Haul?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mkwl, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    I'm wondering- is it best to plow drives in Tow/haul mode or not? What are the advantages/disadvantages?

  2. Ryno

    Ryno Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I believe the safest thing for your tranny is to plow in 1st gear, so activating the tow/haul doesn't really matter.
  3. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    had a '97 k3500 I only put it into 3rd and plowed. However, had I left it in drive I would never have expected it to go into over drive either. Zero problems, plenty of power and the trans was tuned well enough that it handled the power/torque needed.

    Now I have the 2007 with tow/haul on 6.0l. I'll leave it in drive and use tow/haul. First off I don't need to be finger shifting in Manual mode, 1st is too low for anything but budgeting a house ( it's meant for a push to get moving gear ). I suspect the truck is tuned well enough to know not to go to over drive at 15mph.
  4. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,475

    I use the t/h mode when I am running in between sites and I sometimes forget to undo it. I have never had a problem with it and I believe it is probably better for it anyway as far as the shifting of the tranny goes.
  5. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Tow inbetwen accounts for me, 1st while plowing!