13 spd shifting

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  1. MGASSEL

    MGASSEL Road Train Member

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    Does anyone have the shifting pattern for the 13spd?
    The company that I am starting with on July 16 uses them I have only driven the 10spd Freightshaker
     
  2. MGASSEL

    MGASSEL Road Train Member

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    sorry I just found the pattern I did not look hard enough before I posted the question.
     
  3. MGASSEL

    MGASSEL Road Train Member

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    I tried to add a pic
     
  4. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    13 is easy, you'll get the hang of it in a few minutes.


    For posting a pic you'll have to host it some where else and then link it over here. If you can't figure it out PM me the link and I'll do it.
     
  5. kd5drx

    kd5drx <strong>Master of Electronic Communications</stron

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    all most all trans have the same basic H pattern it's how they arrange the gears and the splitters that make the difference. You have to remember you are shifting 1 or 2 or sometimes 3 boxes as we called them in the old days when each one had a stick now they use air to shift part of it. But a basic 10 speed and a 13 pattern are the same the top side is where you get the extra gears. you split each top gear to get the extra gears in it. You will get the hang of it real quick unless you carry allot of real heavy loads you probably want split anything but the top gear anyway until you get comfortable with it then you will split them on the up hill side and the down hill side both. I love a 13 its the best all around transmission there is in my mind.
     
  6. Wolfgang_KW

    Wolfgang_KW Bobtail Member

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    For those who have to see the pattern and cant be told it looks like this.low end (side switch down)R-2-4|-|-|1-3-5High end (side switch up)You split the top 4 useing the front switchR-6/7-10/11| - | - | --8/9-12/13
     
  7. Burky

    Burky Road Train Member

    Kindly check the "Storage trailer" section, and you will find a thread on 13 speed shifting.
     
  8. crazy35752

    crazy35752 Light Load Member

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    13 speed is like a 9 speed but you can split the top gears
     
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