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Who plows with tow haul ON??

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by GMCHD plower, Oct 3, 2010.

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  1. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
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    Who plows with tow haul ON?? Excpetially with gas trucks?
     
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I do on my Ford. It usually has salt in it though. I know with Ford's driving with tow/haul on changes the shift points.
     
  3. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
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    I belive GM's does that too. Reason I ask is I was riding with a friend of mine last winter and he had it on, he said it's because of the 800lbs of plow on the front+ he had around 800lbs of ballest, mind you this was in a 6.6 duramax. Just wondering in any guys do it with their gas trucks (especially with the new 6.0's)
     
  4. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    I do in my 06 it helps with all the weight
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Why not just put it in 4 hi and go? You're ruining your trans with tow haul and 4x4 hi on. Plus you don't need it.
     
  6. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    Why does using 4H and TH ruin the transmission ?
     
  7. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    You dont need tow haul. I only use it for, well towing and hauling, but not plowing.
     
  8. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Perfect!!!!!!!
     
  9. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    Also curious how it ruins the tranny?
     
  10. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    My 04 2500 HD GAS will SHIFT AT 2200 RPM in Tow Haul, kinda sucks winding it out - not necessary - so I just put it in D and go - smooth enough and never seems to LUG ...
     
  11. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
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  12. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
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    what does tow haul mode and 4x4 have to do with each other???? if i was to push some real heavy stuff i would have it on for breaking power and so the tranny wouldnt try on **** and over work itself.plowing in tow haul mode and using 4x4 does nothing to the trand, if anything it helps it.
     
  13. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    It is putting more strain on it so it won't last as long, and why not just use 4 lo to push heavy snow.
     
  14. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    You have no idea what you are talking about........
     
  15. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    i'm still unsure if i need a DOT number? i was hoping you could clear things up for me.

    as for your statement, i have a pretty good idea of what I am talking about (plowing with tow haul on.)
     
  16. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    "its putting more strain on it" is not an answer whatsoever. You don't have any idea what you are talking about.
     
  17. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Don't forget to answer my first question,
     
  18. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Why would I do that? That's not on topic at all.

    Honestly man, you post in pretty much every thread, and most of your posts are useless. I don't even read most of them anymore because they are so useless.
     
  19. snoway63

    snoway63 Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    My ford manual says to use tow haul mode when plowing and it wont hurt your tranny if anything it saves the tranny, it allows it to run cooler with less stress from shifting to much
     
  20. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    We have a WINNER!!!!!!!!!!
     
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