Posted 5/3/2021 21:41 (#8986011 - in reply to #8984145) Subject: RE: Left him alone for a day...
East Central Kansas
That shift pattern worked just fine for almost everything we ever did. Some people never got the hang of them, but of course some never could drive a stick either, even when clutches were very common in vehicles.
The 4/7 range was especially handy when plowing, at least for us. We usually plowed in 4th, and 7th worked good to drive across the end land to the next pass. Every 4020 I was ever around had the higher reverse on the 4/7 range, even though not marked. The 4010 had the R indicated.
But I guess it's probably what you grew up with as what you prefer or accept without issues. I wouldn't know anything about how an Oliver, Case, MM, or IH shifted, as we never had them. Exception is the Super M, as my dad had one.