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auto or manual for plowing?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by M&M SnowRemoval, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. M&M SnowRemoval

    M&M SnowRemoval Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 10

    i was wondering what everyones opinion was about tranny selection. i have a auto and it really seems to take a beating. sometimes i think a manual would be much quicker and perhaps last longer. Whats everyones thoughts?
  2. E&B

    E&B Member
    Messages: 43

    I had a manual tranny once, too much shifting and clutching for me. Auto seems to work just fine for me but it also has a good size cooler on it.
  3. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    Auto for me too. Like E&B said, too much shifting and clutching. An auto will last just as long as manual, so long as you religiously perform services on it.

  4. E&B

    E&B Member
    Messages: 43

    A good external tranny cooler doesn,t hurt either, witch most 4X4 trucks come with anyway.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    auto way too many hours clutching
  6. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    My dodge is auto- not by my choice my Chevy is a standard. Learned to plow in a standard- learned to drive in a standard to actually. My next truck will be a standard too. A little more work maybe but it's easy to tear up an auto andcheaper to replace a clutch.
  7. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I used to plow with Standard trans. 15 year was enough never again will I buy a Standard trans.
  8. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    auto. allison does great plowing. Plowing isnt very hard on it IMO. TH mode keeps the converter locked part way through 2nd gear so she runs really cool while plowing and while transporting.
  9. Go Pats

    Go Pats Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    reverse speed

    It depends on what kind of plowing you do. If you plow bigger lots where long didstance backing up is neccessary, auto trannys go a lot faster in reverse without red-lining the motor