Same here, I just plow my driveway or my daughters moms driveway. I usually slip it into neutral as Im approaching the end of a direction of travel. Seems like it should make it easier on the transmission by giving it a short break between gears, and it makes for softer stops too. Then I shift, set the blade, and go. Mine takes about 3 seconds to raise or lower the blade, but its just a little personal plow. Sometimes I start the blade moving as Im nearing my start target, and it eases to the ground by the time I get where I want it. Or Ill go forward with the scraper blade down to scrape out my parking spot facing the house, raise it over the pile, then lower it, and stop in one fluid motion with the blade at the other side of the pile , then backdrag the scraped up pile.seville009 said:Do you shift first or lower your blade first? For example, pulling up to a garage door to back drag, do you drop the blade and then shift into reverse, or the other way around? And after the back drag, do you shift into forward and then raise the blade, or the opposite?
I just plow my own driveway....when I backdrag, I always put it into reverse first so that I don't forget to after I put the blade down (and the smack into the garage - already have enough nicks from trying to get real real close)