braking on big mountains...

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

  1. primexample

    primexample Light Load Member

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    Yea its called the point of no return.if you dont see them smoking time #### can get ugly quick.
     
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  3. primexample

    primexample Light Load Member

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    we dont drive on ice,or throw chains.if you have to use chains you shouldnt be driving. that load can wait.
     
  4. primexample

    primexample Light Load Member

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    that was the first major mountain i done.
     
  5. primexample

    primexample Light Load Member

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    we do all 48 states
     
  6. JohnP3

    JohnP3 Road Train Member

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    As a mechanic, I can tell what method of braking you use if the drums are burnt with blue scalloped gouges, and the shoes are cracked you fan or snub, your brakes. I have seen trucks with the "S" cam bushings burnt completely out of the tube. We have mountains and run 140,000 lbs. If the brakes are clean and drums flat and shoes solid, then you put 5 to 10 continuous preasure. You can buy an infrared temp gun for less that 50 dollars, go down a hill snubbing your brakes and then down shift to a stop and write down the tempature, then the next time you do the same hill, use steady preasure, and compare. Those temp guns are great for cheaking hubs, tires, even you coffee. You all play safe!
     
  7. primexample

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    Super truckers. so they can show the other truckers how good they are. until they wipe out that scale house, or kill someone.
     
  8. brinkj23

    brinkj23 "Asphalt Cowboy"

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    Donner isnt anything hard or special in the summer months if you know what your doing, been up an down that many times with no problems. Theres lots of signage up letting you know way ahead of time of the grade coming up and you have plenty of time to get in the right gear. Every time I ran that last summer was usually loaded to 78 to 79k and 9th gear with jakes was almost to slow for my truck(<< my truck 10 speed kw) Now in the winter donner is bad at times, the construction on donner made that road suck last summer for me. Donner can bite you in the tail if you're not paying attention, im sure we've all seen the walmart truck video of the truck losing it and killing himself and his team driver.
     
  9. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

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    Probably couldn't......:biggrin_25523:
     
  10. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    theres only 44 states though
     
  11. Northernblue

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    What??? This has to be a test right??:biggrin_25512:
     
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