How do you switch the gear?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Slim one, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. cadillacdude1975

    cadillacdude1975 Road Train Member

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    i float. but if i am loaded really heavy, i will double clutch. for me, doing the double clutch method slows down my shifting and im not rushing and slamming the loaded drive train around under the truck.
     
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  3. fld

    fld Medium Load Member

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    I shift without the clutch. I like it because when you really get to know your truck, and you can match your speed and rpms, it sounds like an automatic transmission. And it's easy on the leg, too.
     
  4. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    Learn to double clutch....it will always serve you well.....floating works and most drivers use that method (including myself)..but there may come a time when you road test for a really great position, with a really great company that requires you to double clutch. Be sad if you failed the road test because you didn't know how....
     
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  5. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    I thought all trucks required weight training to use the dang clutch, until I got in this '12 Cascadia. This clutch is nice and easy.
     
  6. WI Cupcake

    WI Cupcake Light Load Member

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    How do heavy haulers shift? I'd imagine they almost have to double clutch.
     
  7. Hardwareman

    Hardwareman Bobtail Member

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    Float"em with a D8 N dozer on a lowboy that puts me well over 100,000 think it's just a matter of preference
     
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