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Transfer case

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by JimACM, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. JimACM

    JimACM Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I have a 2004 2500 gas crew cab with the with the push button transfer case. Should you plow in 4 hi or auto four wheel drive ?
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Never plow in the Auto position. Adds unnecessary wear on the clutch pack in the T-case.
     
  3. JimACM

    JimACM Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Thanks ! I have never plowed with this truck and was not sure
     
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    I agree with B&B, using the automatic option will lead to premature death of your clutches. In this mode the front wheels will only engage when the ABS sensors sense a difference between speed of front and rear wheels. This happens so often when plowing that the clutch will be on and off all the time. Best to lock it into four wheel when plowing. Also note that the shift motors on these tfr cases are very expensive (about $800) and they wear out too from the constant shifting.