13 Speed Transmissions

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  1. OTRLCBrown

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    Ok here's the situation Im about to go onbaord with MITO Insulation out of New Kensington PA. I'll be driving a '97 8100 International 4x2 13 speed and Im trying to find information on the 13 sp tranny?
     
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    I think they say it is a 9 speed with overdrive...anyway it is a easy tranmission to learn to shift.
    Almost like a super 10....Good Luck!
     
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    Super 10 is with the switch right? 1/2,3/4,5/6,7/8,9/10 .../being the switch?
     
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    Yes, you will have your shifter with a hi/lo button, then another button for overdrive..it is a easy transmission to learn to shift..
     
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    It's an easy trans to shift alright, but my question is what idiot felt he had to spec out a single axle tractor with a 13 speed? I can't even begin to imagine needing that in any single axle truck.
     
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    Thanx burky that relieves my mind some:thumbup: But do you have a good link to a shifting pattern? The google lnk above was no real help and the eaton-fuller site was a bust as well.
     
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    This is for a regular 13 speed. You may have something "unusual" :lol:
    You should find a shift pattern somewhere in the truck, but in case you don't I have a pattern for an eaton roadranger 13 speed.
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    Reverse is all the way towards the driver and forward.
    Low is all the way towards the driver and rearward. You don't need to use that usually.
    When accelerating you shift one, two, three, four with the range selector button down, like on the nine you drove. Then you preselect the range selector up and return to the first position for fifth. On the higher ranges you can shift from low to high with a slider button that goes forward and reverse on the side of the stick. The shift pattern is fifth low, fifth hi, sixth low, sixth hi, etc.
    If you are confused you can probably run it like a nine speed and ignore the splitter altogether unless you are loaded heavy.
     
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    To shift the 13 speed, you start out just like any other 5 speed based transmission, remembering that the 1st gear position is towards you and back. Start out with the flip (bottom) button down for low range, and the OD (top) button in the direct drive position, should be to the rear. In most 13 speeds, I always started out in at least 3rd at normal weights loaded, and up to 5th when empty. After 5th gear, shift to high range using the flip button, into what would be the second gear slot, as you normally would for any 9 or 10 speed. if the truck is pulling okay, and accelerating okay, then just continue shifting as you would a 9 speed, going to a higher gear each tim by moving the shift lever. At After reaching the top gear position, move the OD button forward to the OD position, and release the throttle to make a clutchless shift.

    If you are heavily loaded (highly unlikely with the single axle truck), shift from 5th to the 2nd gear spot, then for your next gear, move the OD button forward to gain half a gear. Then for your next move, move the OD button back again, and shift the lever to the next position. Continue this series of shifts right on up the chain.

    it's always troubling to explain a shifting pattern through words, when 1-2 minutes hands on will make it like old home week. Don't be afraid to mention that you are not familiar with the trans, and ask for a demo from another driver.

    I wish I could explain it better, but the written words does have it's limits.
     
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    I doubt he will be loaded heavy- just like you said Burky, its a single axle truck, and he said he's pulling for an insulation co.

    OTRLC- that co.s out of New Ken? How did you find em? There isn't a whole lot going on in New Ken...