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Manual Shift or Automatic?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by mercer_me, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I was just wandering what people like to plow with, Manual Shift or Automatic? I have an automatic 2004 Arctic Cat 500 and works realy good but I think a munual shift would work better. Has any one blown any belts on your automatics?
  2. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    My auto does pretty good, the only problem I have is it swill screw up this little switch inside by the belt not to hard to fix, it did it for the 3rd time today since I have owned it. My friend has a manual and he can move pretty fast with it, but I would still prefer an auto
  3. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    my 2000 arctic cat 500 is an auto. it does really good. but I prefer a manual. beause the auto I lack a little power it seems like. and also I find myself having to put it in low sometimes. my old 2000 arctic cat 400 2x4 manual had more power then my 500 auto.
  4. ljrce

    ljrce Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    i run a 2007 kawasaki brute force 650i 4x4 with 28x12.5x12 outlaw tires with a auto and havent broke a belt or had any trouble yet