Clutch knee

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  1. MericanMade

    MericanMade Light Load Member

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    Old day cabs with painfully hard clutches. This is after a few days of practicing alley docking.

    My 57 year old knees are going to appreciate an automatic.
     

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  2. MericanMade

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    My right knee for comparison.
     

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  3. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Medium Load Member

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    Inflammation doing its great work I see. Elevate & ice up if possible. Have you just got back into using your knee for shifting. The reason I ask sometimes not using our ligaments & muscles can bring this about. All the best on your recovery.
     
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  4. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Play with seat position to get better leverage.
    Worked for me in one truck I drove.
     
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I have a torn acl in my left knee. Drove a manual 359 pete 11 yard mixer for years.

    Your sympathy request has been sent to Kitty at The Help desk.
     
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  6. Chubby Fly

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    all That happened from just using the clutch for backing? Or do you use the clutch for shifting all day too?
     
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    Yeah, what are using the clutch so much for? Years ago, we had clutch knee, and throttle foot, from mashing the throttle all day,,,
     
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  8. MericanMade

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    It doesn’t really hurt today. This 15 year old international day cab has a very hard clutch. Even the instructor comes out rubbing his leg (he’s in his 50s too).

    We’re using it to practice alley docking for about 4 hours at a time, rotating through 4-6 students. You have to ride the clutch during these maneuvers, at least while we’re learning.

    Road trucks are a lot easier. They have hydraulic clutches.
     
  9. AModelCat

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    Depends. Not all trucks have gone with hydraulic pedal clutches.
     
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  10. MericanMade

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    I just thought it look freakishly funny. I have new respect for guys who drive manuals, though.
     
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