Hi! I really like this forum. I have been reading the messages for a couple of days prior to purchasing my first plow. I decided on a Western 8.5 ft pro for my Chevy 1 ton 4x4. I hope that I made a good choice. I'm getting it from a local dealer so the parts issue should be ok. I need some tips for plowing with a standard transmission. It's all I have to work with so I have to make do with what I have. I'm not a clutch popper, so I think I'll be ok if I take my time. I'm just doing my own place and maybe one other driveway to help with the cost of the plow. Any tips you could give would be great. Thanks for a good discussion!