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Plowing in tow mode

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RichG53, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I would like to know if there is any advantages or dis advantages or none to plowing or traveling with the plow to use the TOW mode with an auto trans......
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    What kind of truck has a "TOW" on the shift indicator... a tow truck?
  3. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    GM's & Fords (maybe Dodge?)..........Its ok, you drive a jeep :D

    I think it could help in certain situtions, it raises your shift points. If youre plowing with light throttle and high speed, the tow mode might help your tranny, less shifts and keeps your RPMs up. As for going down the road with it on...i dont think its necessary unless you have a lot of steep grades between jobs.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Dodges do have a button on the shift lever that shuts the O/D off.
  5. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    If I have a load of salt in the dump insert, while plowing, I use tow mode. I also use it when I have salt and no plowing, just with the weight in the back, it doesn't hurt to extend the shift points.
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Try the search feature as this gets covered virtually every year. Use search terms such as "tow/haul" and "T/H". Plenty of reading....
  7. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Tow?Haul mode

    Newer chevy trucks have a button you push on the shifter......
  8. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    its in your owners manual on when to use it. so isnt offroading, plowing snow.... at least its in mine.
    one of the least read books is the car owners manual i think. ussmileyflag
  9. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Bri uses his manual as a coaster for his beer cans
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Very good advise, it's a shame people don't use that feature more often. Most of the "Newbie" questions have been covered more then once. Guess it's cause the folks asking aren't "site savvy" That said;

    This is my favorite. a little more in-depth then most. Could be more then you want to know:D

  11. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    I use it sometimes. Usually when it's a big, heavy snow. You'll notice a difference.