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Plowing range

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by plowbill, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. plowbill

    plowbill Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I have a 2012 chevy 1500 with a V6 engine. I have been plowing in low range at all times. I have had a problem with the engine over heating. Normal temp 210 goes up to 240 at times. Should I plow in low or high range? Might this affect the over heating problem? Thanks.
  2. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Unless you absolutely need the extra torque from 4x4 L,such as pushing very heavy wet snow,keep it in H so the engine is at a much lower RPM which will most likely keep your temps.in check.
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    High range. Unless its SUPER deep. Plow with the storm and you should be fine
  4. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Low range provides better fine throttle control and lowers transmission load. However, have you tried high range? You certainly don't want the engine overheating any more than you do the transmission!
  5. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Ditto. I'm always in high unless it's super deep and heavy.
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I run high range or 2wd all the time. If it gets deep and heavy I just switch to a higher hp tune :D