Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Interior Alaska
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Yeah, one of my scouts looks bald, so I used that name on a couple of forums. Works for me.
I was a Yooper in the Copper Country, then got wise and moved to Alaska. I have spent time in the lower part of MI, aka troll land.
You describe how the auto hubs would work, aka lock-o-matics. There've been some great discussions about them over on "binder planet" along with details. I've always gotten rid of them as when I shifted from drive to reverse, they have had a habit of unlocking and relocking during the shift. Not something I want to happen if I'm needing 4x. By switching to manual hubs, not only have I reduced driveline wear on the front axle, but I know that they will not unlock without intervention by me when I'm rocking a vehicle.
Scouts do get great use. I use the one that looks bald as a plow rig, has an 8' blade on it. Only had to get pulled out once due to the idiot neighbor not heeding to the plow... They got stuck too, but not as bad. Otherwise, it's like a mini dozer. Sure can move the snow around...