braking on big mountains...

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by elharrison, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. GRAYMATTERS

    GRAYMATTERS Light Load Member

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    Unbelievable primexample......... Someone extends to you respect and civility, and then you turn around and kick'em in the nads. What an ingrate!

    I see you've been THANKED: "ZERO" times........ Gee... I wonder why that is?
     
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  3. GRAYMATTERS

    GRAYMATTERS Light Load Member

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    primexample...... I see you decided to thank me for my previous post...... I hope you mean it and aren't being sarcastic.

    Which is it?
     
  4. brinkj23

    brinkj23 "Asphalt Cowboy"

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    lol to funny.
     
  5. primexample

    primexample Light Load Member

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    Yes with light steady pressure and the right gear you will have brakes if done right, and brakes are adjusted properly.

    I have went down the Grapevine northbound all the way down 80,000lbs and pulled over and stopped. got out and checked the temperture of brakes and they were about the same as when i checked them at the top of the grade. i could hold my hand to the hub with no presence of any heat.

    This forum was started about how to descend with out a jake brake. I believe most of the drivers on here except a few probably were even taught how to descend without a jake brake,and if they were taught they probaly dont do it since they have a jake, and if they really had to do it without a jake in the truck they would probaly do snub braking the only way they were taught once, cause one gear to high and your gonna smoke your brakes no if, and ,or, buts about it. Its a little different doing it, and knowing that you have the jake justin case something goes wrong, than not having one in the truck at all.
     
  6. primexample

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    After thinking about it for 10 minutes.I meant it.That guy just came off to me the wrong way.You know i have alot of respect for the people who took time to train me at the school i attended,and they are way more expiernced than this guy.believe me he didnt tell me anything that i didnt already know or wasnt aware of, and because i said i disagreed with his method {not entirley} just trying to converse the different opinions. He has to come back and BLAST with some smart ### remark about how many miles and years hes been doing this and that. I had to vent a little.
     
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  7. GRAYMATTERS

    GRAYMATTERS Light Load Member

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    Ya, primexample......... I understand....... we all have opinions and sometimes debate can become a little heated. So, sometimes, it's worth it to take a deep breath and let things cool off a tad.

    Thanks for takin' a deep breath, and let me be the first to "officially" thank you.
     
  8. Dave 1960

    Dave 1960 Road Train Member

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    I have yet to drive an 80K loaded truck. I have yet to see a grade in said truck.

    But the book learnin' taught snub braking.

    THANK YOU to all the veteran guys for all your knowledge!!!
     
  9. jtrnr1951

    jtrnr1951 Road Train Member

    Or when you hit about 60MPH, just pull out them 2 knobs on the dash, the yellow and red ones !!!!!!!
     
  10. Dave 1960

    Dave 1960 Road Train Member

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    Don't worry jtrnr1951....

    I want to live to a nice old age. I ain't gonna wipe out on no mountain!
     
  11. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    Look, if you wanna learn how to drive in the mtn's, come play on Wolf Creek or Molass/Coal Bank/Red Mtn. or Douglas. It's how we seperate the truck drivers from the steering wheel holders. With or without jakes, your choice and if you really want to have fun, do it in the winter with chains on.
     
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