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what Gear?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SnoFarmer, Dec 6, 2007.


Whar gear do you plow in

  1. 1st & high

  2. 2nd & high

    0 vote(s)
  3. D & high

  4. 1st & low

  5. 2nd & low

  6. D & low

  7. all the above

  8. I don't know I just get in and drive!

    0 vote(s)
  9. All thoes gears, I have no idea what to do?

    0 vote(s)
  10. I use a shovel...

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    What gear do you plow in?
  2. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    "P" Park.

    at least I wish, I've got a ton of schoolwork to get done as finals are next week but with all this dang snow I can't get anything done.

    I plow in 4 high with tranny in D and the tow/haul shift activated.

  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    You need your study notes on tape so you can listen to them as you plow:waving:

    good luck on your finals...
  4. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    D and 4High any thing else the fuel gauge moves the fastest, and i haven't had a problem with it yet
  5. canoebuildah

    canoebuildah Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    The poll didn't offer choices for different areas of plowing. I use D and High in driveways and around houses/buildings. I use 2nd and High on gravel roads; hills on same I use 1st and high. I never had an need for low gear while plowing. I plow two houses, a farm/farmhouse and a three mile camp road. I don't let the snow accumulate; I plow every six inches or so so I don't have to break the road open. I do keep the trans in Tow/Haul mode for all of the above.
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    It does allow you vote for more than one.;)
  7. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    93' Dodge, Cummins, Auto, 3:53 gears, 235 85R 16, I plow in D (starts in first and will shift into 2nd) on the low side of the T- case. I push a big yard with it, and it works well for me. I might consider going to a 4:10 if I can find a deal on a set. My 01 Cummins has 3:54 but the 5600 6 speed and it works first or second gear on the high side of the T-case.