/ Ford Automatic Transmission Operation #1
- May 6, 2009
- South Mississippi
- 2008 John Deere 5303 MFWD
I have recently purchased a 2014 F150 with a six speed automatic transmission. I came from a 2004 F150 with a four speed automatic transmission. In the past when towing heavy loads I would disable the overdrive. I have read some on the six speed and think I have a decent working knowledge of this system including the manual shift features and locking out some gears when left in auto mode. What I don't see is any specific information regarding when to block gears or use Tow Haul mode. I guess my question is would it be safe to say that this transmission can be operated to max tow capacity without any change in settings? I have never owned a vehicle with the Tow Haul feature, but do understand its function and have driven vehicles with this feature. Looks to me like this system is set up well in that those that know how and when to lock out gears to keep from frequent gear changes can and if not sure or knowledgeable in such can just leave in normal range and use Tow Haul to improve towing performance. Anything I am missing?