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I purchased my General a few days ago, but have not had the chance to really ride it to get a feel for when high and low should be used. For instance pulling an empty 6x12 trailer around the yard, going up a steep hill, or going through mud. Can high be used for all of this or will it wear on my belt faster? Any advice is helpful.:smile2:
 

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Agreed with MMX. Use low gear for mud, steep hills and certainly towing. Anything under 10-15 mph. It will rev higher but will extend belt life. These engines don't mind high revs.

I ride a lot in soft...powder sand and always have in low.

When not in sand, many times it's mud...thick, sticky crap...again, low.

When I can get open trails...high is great.

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We have had many Polaris atv's and 2 sxs's and never had a belt or clutch issue with any. I always tell them 15 mph and less or pulling anything use low range. Above 15 mph use high range.
If pushing snow or pulling always use low range. We do most of our trail riding in low range as we usually just putz around.
 

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I ride all the trails sand or gravel speeds from 30 and up in high. I plow snow or till the food plot in low.
 
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