am I really a truck driver?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by msfern29, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Road Train Member

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    A super 10 has 10 total forward gears, with no range selector like a 10 speed. Rather, you split the gear while you are in the hole. 1st gear, button forward for 2nd. Then button back, up to your second hole for 3rd. Button forward for 4th, then button back and lever back to 5th....and so on. Range is automatically shifted from 6-7th.

    Search it here on the forum, there have been videos posted.
     
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  3. shantyshaker12

    shantyshaker12 Light Load Member

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    Some might say I'm not a trucker because I do hotshot work with a Ford F-350 dually, but I have a class A CDL and drove big trucks for over 16 years before going to this. I pulled nothing but oversize for 15 years. I'm still a trucker, and you are one too!:biggrin_2559:
     
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  4. msfern29

    msfern29 Light Load Member

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    ok, I looked it up, I have driven one of those, didnt know it was a super 10. they told me is cause is older model, lol. tho I think it is the oldest truck in their fleet.
    driving that one for a day helped so much figuring out the 13 speed. made much more sense how the splitter worked.
     
  5. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Road Train Member

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    right on. I have never driven one, only read here and watched online how to use them properly.
     
  6. GldnEagle

    GldnEagle Bobtail Member

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    If it looks like a duck.. quacks like a duck.. it's a duck!
    A truck driver is a driver no matter what he/she hauls!
    Newbie here. -Ric
     
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  7. Mattkujata

    Mattkujata Medium Load Member

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    Just for fun, I'm going to consider you an Optometrist.
     
  8. neil66

    neil66 Bobtail Member

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    have you tried things like 4+5 =9 gear 3+5=8 gear and so forth the 45 is the speed and have you tried the rpms # 900 to 1300 as your down shifting should work this way
     
  9. padriver87

    padriver87 Light Load Member

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    LOGAN 76 if you dont mind me asking who do you drive for
     
  10. aecs8251

    aecs8251 Bobtail Member

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    Yes you are a truck driver,,,,,But BIG Diff between local and ROAD Drivers,,,,,,,,,

    My 2 cents
     
  11. msfern29

    msfern29 Light Load Member

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    I thought was fairly easy to drive. I've only been out in it once tho, is a pressure truck, and bit more than I care to be responsible for yet.
    tho will admit was kinda cool get to run up close & scary, hehe.
     
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