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Plowing with transmission in "M"

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by belken, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. belken

    belken Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Just got my 2016 Chevrolet 3/4 ton with plow. In my older truck I would shift the transmission to "3" while pushing snow. never had trouble.
    The new truck has "D" and "M". Any thoughts on using "D" vs. "M"?
    Thanks
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    "D" is for Dozer mode

    "M" is for Masculinity issues for those who want manual transmissions (Buff).

    Put in D.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,933

    Put it in M and jam on.the left side if the floor like it's the clutch. That's what I do.....wait I do have a clutch
     
  4. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,552

    I that "M" was for Municipal - drive around in 1 with your plow up and drink coffee?

    Use "D" it will be fine
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I'd just put it in D. My 16 F250 has a manual shift mode but I believe it stays in whatever gear you put it in, I don't think you'd want to be starting off in 2nd or 3rd gear plus I wouldn't want to be messing around with switching gears all the time.
     
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,215

    Pffft.......
    I've been using "M" while driving in the mtn's and it makes the auto a little more tolerable.
     
  7. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,149

    I run mine in D , I figure the transmission is smarter than I am...:D
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    So "M" is for Mountains.
     
  9. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,215

    Exactly.......and in Oomkes case it's for Moron....
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    "M' is for Misses" "D' is for Dudes.
     
  11. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    I think D is for Misses...but to each their own.
     
  12. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Shouldn't you be out plowing something?!
     
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    You know, he's been hanging out in the Chicago weather thread lately.... What a Mor...
     
  14. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Depending on the situation >>>>

    M for when I do not want the transmission to shift
    plowing up hill

    D for when I do want the transmission to shift
     
  15. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,552

    Correct me if I am wrong here, but does tow haul not cover much of what you would do with the Tap shift? I use tow haul all the time.

    I can only think of like two times that I have ever used my tap shift on any of my trucks. Both times were over loaded descending grade when brakes started getting warm.
     
  16. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,215

    Does the same in Colo thread too..... shows up like a ingrown hair....:nod:
     
  17. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    Whoa, now that you mentioned....
     
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    stop posting facts.
     
  19. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    I put it in m and leave it at 1st gear unless I have a seriously long pass to make. I don't like my transmission going to second gear on a small pass which is exactly what it does.
     
  20. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    Just use D or M 2 when going on steep down icy grades