How do you guys drive so close to the ground

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  1. Trukie

    Trukie Bobtail Member

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    I haul flatbed and i always wonder how you guys get so close to the ground without hitting any thing
    What precautions do you take?
    Special gps?
    I see some roads with big crowns on them that i dont know if some rgn guys have hit them
    Curious
     
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  3. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ...i was running car carrier for 7 years ...got used to being careful :)
     
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  4. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    Some have been hit by traines, they got hung up on the tracks. The Drivers I run with are very good.
     
  5. Trukie

    Trukie Bobtail Member

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    Is there a certain way you look at a road or driveway and decide you can make it or not?
     
  6. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Road Train Member

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    My question is, when you drive a truck that’s so low to the ground with all the trailer fairings and fairings around the semi drive wheels, how do you grease the thing? The only possible explanation I can come up with, is going to the back of the trailer and sliding the entire length of the trailer and truck on your belly.

    Ok, seriously I don’t suppose those trucks ever get greased.
     
  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I remember a coworker years ago telling me about doing a clutch on a car carrier. Had to put the old clutch on a creeper and roll it out the back of the truck, then bring the new one back up the same way. Sounds horrible. I think a pit would be essential for those types of trucks.
     
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  8. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    On my truck exhaust and tool box on pass side had to be removed for transmission replacement
     
  9. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    If you have i thought that you might not make it - you better not try it
     
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  11. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    Nope most fleet trucks have just about everything sealed. They are lucky to get greased every 60k.
    How do you do a proper Pre trip with all that crap in the way
     
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