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Plow in Hi or Low gear?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mkwl, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Hi guys, I've got a question for you who plow with ATV's with the Hi and Low range auto tranny. Do you use Hi or Low gear when plowing?
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Anyone? (replies needed)
  3. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Whenever possible I leave it out of 4 wd when doing the condo's. The bfg's all terrain t/a's do a great job. When doing the parking lots it's usually in 4 hi. Unless the stuff is heavy, i'll drop it into low.
  4. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    of course, you're talking about a truck, not a quad like the poster asked about, so you are talking about something totally different.
  5. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    I useto use low gear it is easier on that small motor.
  6. Fastcar

    Fastcar Member
    from MA
    Messages: 87

    Low on the atv, high on the truck

  7. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

  8. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I have a lot of experience with the Polaris line. You should plow in Lo with them, otherwise you take chances of heating up the belt. I have always plowed in low and NEVER burned up a belt in 6 years of plowing hard with them.