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Old 05-10-2010, 05:00 AM
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Shifting while pulling

I was talking to a guy about pulling the other day and he was talking about when he used to sled pull a while ago he would shift his pickup (a manual) while pulling.

Does anyone do this because I would think it would be really hard on the tranny, maybe if it was a built auto I could see but most the higher horse sled pullers only run one speed trannies any way right?
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on ethe guys that tractor pulled against us was fast enough he could shift his trctor going down the track, so I'm sure it's possible in a truck, but it would be hard on the entire driveline.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:11 AM
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Wow...

Shifting a manual transmission vehicle while pulling is not something that is ever suggested.

Some tractors have shift-on-the-fly transmissions (Deere) or shiftable torque amplifier (IH) but to actually change gears in a "normal" manual trans is crazy.

If you decide to try it, I'm sure your u-joint sales person will be very happy about that.
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Terrible idea...everytime I see some joker try it on the track it kills his pull.
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