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Plowing in low range with automatic

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by DuttonLandscape, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. DuttonLandscape

    DuttonLandscape Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I have a 2003 tj 6cyl. auto. Does having auto or manual make a difference in plowing in high or low range. I have always plowed in low range in my F350 dump truck(automatic), I only plow driveways. I was planning on plowing in low range with my jeep.
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Try it both ways and do what you like. I didnt like low range in my auto Jeep, after back draging the front brakes got wet and trying to over come the added torque of lowrange stop before hitting the gerodge was chalanging.
  3. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    I plow with a 86 CJ7 and I don't have low range (changed to a quadratrac shorter axles) and never have needed it. I would try 4high first and see how it goes then change to 4 low if needed.