Sorry ahead of time if this has already been discussed elsewhere, I didn't see any search results that quite answered my question.
In Suas book Advanced bread and pasty. He mentions the formula for calculation mixing times, but most of them call for a certain amount of time in second gear. Looking at the manual for my Hobart A 200 most of the recommended dough capacities specify 1st gear only.
Is there any reason to use second gear when mixing dough in a planetary mixer?