Any expert backers out there

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by 4seasons, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    i love pulling dooubles--except for the odd wiggle--they are great
    now backing them up is a different storey--i tend to always over steer--so with a set of doubles--it kind of resembles the settlers circling their wagons to prepare for an indian attack
     
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  3. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    I recognize that! The couple of times I pulled them I thought the same thing!
     
  4. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Road Train Member

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    I can keep doubles straight out of their parking spot....so about 65-70 feet, after that I need serious practice.
     
  5. sukhvir

    sukhvir Bobtail Member

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    wow some good driver man
     
  6. slick50

    slick50 Light Load Member

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    If you get a chance, take the Hoover Dam tour. There you will see pictures of dump truck drivers backing up the hill fully loaded...but wait, the only way they could see and drive was to stand up (cabs had no roofs) turn around and look over the bed while steering with their feet. From the bottom of the gorge to the top (no room to turn around at bottom). The steering wheels were very big and the drivers would steer it barefoot.
    The pictures are there; now tell us again how good you are?
     
  7. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Road Train Member

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    Modern day technological advances and inventions have only made things easier for everyone, in any industry. We work with what we've been given. I have respect (a lot of it) for those driving twin stick trucks with little power, no suspension, no a/c, power-nothing, across the country for years sleeping across the bucket seats. A lot harder trucking than what it is today.

    Every invention is to make the life of the consumer easier. I worked in the truck my company assigned to me. A/C, power steering, jakes, 10 speed, in pretty good shape for a 1999 in the construction industry. Would I work in a truck like you described if it was assigned to me? Yes. Am I going to ask for a truck with no roof that I have to steer with my feet to backup, since it has no mirrors? No, I dont need to prove anything, and I dont need that big ticket from DOT either.
     
  8. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Medium Load Member

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    There are only a few things I'm perfect at... Welding, £•^*ing, and backing...
     
  9. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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  10. GetZapt

    GetZapt Bobtail Member

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    Hell Yeah brother and I thought I was good having spotter experience and all. I have been humbled
     
  11. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    i can go straight with them, cant really do much else, I can allmost allways get the dolly under the kite while hooked to the lead however

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEDbkpASc4w
     
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