shifting uphill empty

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by stylicho, Mar 20, 2007.

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  1. Hubcap

    Hubcap Medium Load Member

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    Kinda like the old Wally Thor school of trucking? These schools have been around since I was a little boy.
     
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    phroziac Road Train Member

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    Uhm, obviously you've never been in the situation i was in. I found myself doing about 15mph down a not-steep-at-all grade in traction conditions where the engine being in ANY gear would cause the drive tires to lock up. What the #### do you want me to do?

    And i know it was bad to hold the clutch to the floor like that, but I think the clutch brake was pretty much destroyed before I ever picked this truck up anyway.

    I dont give a #### what you think.
     
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    phroziac Road Train Member

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    I'm guessing he just cant get the timing of the whole double clutching thing down. If you dont time it right it just wont work. It has to be boom boom, just like a heart beat.

    The amount of pedal to use depends on how much of a POS you're driving. The trucks in my school had to be pushed down almost all the way because the clutches were so badly adjusted, but any truck i've driven on the job has a reasonable adjustment where you barely need to push it at all.
     
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    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Lighten up. I didn't see any thing he posted that should make you feel this defensive.


    This is where locked threads start.
     
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    FriedTater <strong>Keeper of The Snakes</strong>

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    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I warned you guys.
     
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