Shifting a Big Rig Floating a 10 Speed Eaton Fuller

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by jrjsi, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. jrjsi

    jrjsi Bobtail Member

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    Here is a little video with floating all ten gears....

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avfcdj84N28[/ame]

    Guess he is making a double clutch video soon also.:biggrin_25524:
     
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    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    sure would be nice to hear the trans and not that godawful excuse for music.
     
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    Hanzerik Light Load Member

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    Honestly, that is how I learned all of the shifting patterns for the different transmissions while I was in school...by watching YouTube vids. In school you had to double, but near the end they let me float when they found out I didn't need to go to the port for a skills test (Wyoming/Military thing). I very rarely use the clutch anymore other then starting and stopping. There are situations where you need to double/single clutch, then you just need to use what ever method you feel comfortable doing to get it smoothly into your next gear, regardless if it's a higher or lower gear.
     
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    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Professional drivers keep both hands on the wheel after shifting.
    FYI-Keep the greasy side down and the shiny side up.
     
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    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    I float almost always, but if im loaded HEAVY and in mud or snow ill double clutch the bottom side of the transmission, same thing if im pulling up a steep grade off road, Some old fellers beat it into my head that it's easier on your transmission that way.
     
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