Just tried a new gear for the first time ever, High Reverse

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by A Bug, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    iv done jobs where i had to back in over a mile. high range and on the throttle. you get pretty good at it after a while biggest thing is small movements of the wheel.
     
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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    So ya want to go fast backwards. 6&4: 47mph in a logger w/ the trailer on the ground.
     
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  4. XCELERATIONRULES

    XCELERATIONRULES Medium Load Member

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    Trainer got pissed at a student..used high reverse,at highway speeds,for about four blocks,perfectly straight.
    Ill never forget it.
     
  5. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Picked up a car at a farm, he gave directions for the best way back to town. 3/4 mile later, there was a grade crossing too steep for a carhauler.

    He sure looked at me funny when I went back by his place in reverse @ 20 some-odd MPH, on my way back to the first intersection I could t-turn into.
     
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    Ya its fun on those long roads till this appears in your mirror.
     
  7. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

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    Try backing up a 1/2mile farm driveway that's not as wide as your truck in high reverse.
     
  8. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Heavy Load Member

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    would be funny seeing you rip across the lot like that!!! lol
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember grabbing gears going backwards. That's quite the attention getter. :D

    On my old route 1-2 mile back-ins were fairly common. It's amazing where some of these internet shoppers live and expect you to be able to access with a truck.
     
  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I've always been a bit timid of trying reverse hi when loaded. It takes a lot to get everything moving just bobtailing. (I think hi reverse is ~3:1 where as 1st lo is usually ~12:1
     
  11. Leon Phelps III

    Leon Phelps III Light Load Member

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    Dont, No, Stop, Why?....Yea I've done Hi Reverse while empty a couple of times just for fun.

    I felt like Jason Statham in Transporter.

    That was 2 years ago. Cut that #### out.
     
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