float or double clutch

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by broberts, May 24, 2011.

  1. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Road Train Member

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    What he said. I like to float most of the time, but it is imparitive that you can shift under many adverse conditions in order maintain constant control of your CMV.
     
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  3. Ranger_309

    Ranger_309 Medium Load Member

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    DC when testing, float em the rest of the time.
     
  4. AUSSIE DAVE

    AUSSIE DAVE Road Train Member

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    I float 99% of the time, but do double clutch when required. I prefer floating because if done correctly and gently it will reduce the chances of breaking a gearbox or diff or tailshaft. I have seen on tailshaft totalled because this guy floated but was ruff and picked up the wrong gear just a newbie and kepted on reving and forcing the gearshift until it went into a gear and then bang.
     
  5. Svoray

    Svoray Medium Load Member

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    Nah, it wasn't my usual truck, I took some time off and they sent my truck out of town for a long job. They called me up and told me some new guy quit and if I could finish is job.
     
  6. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    I drove a few times with out a clutch at all. No clutch starting or stoping. Some can figure it out, we had another thread a while ogo, on Clutch went out.

    Almost all the time, I only use a clutch to start and back up only.
     
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  7. Jynxx

    Jynxx Medium Load Member

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    These were the same requirements in Wyoming. I do know drivers that still always double clutch but most I know float.
     
  8. truckinusa

    truckinusa Light Load Member

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    double clutching is just a timing method for newbies. I don't see any point in it unless someone requires it. It seems like on the real old equipment it could sometimes help though. I drove a 1959 once.
     
  9. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    double clutching is a timing method for newbies???
    ok sorry but now i have heard everythinjg-----are you serious???
     
  10. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    let me guess--brakes are for newbies as well
     
  11. TachItUp

    TachItUp Light Load Member

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    My first year driving I only double-clutched for the first 6 months, then my left knee started hurting so I taught myself how to float.
     
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