newbie backing up-

Discussion in 'USF Glen Moore' started by dobman, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Thronapple

    Thronapple Bobtail Member

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    Could anyone tell me the responce that the wheel base length of the tractor has on making the turn?
    Thanks.
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  2. Pur48Ted

    Pur48Ted Road Train Member

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    Not sure, Trig and Geometry weren't my strong points.
     
  3. pathfinder

    pathfinder Medium Load Member

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    great advice all! Practice is the key. I would also say that if you can get a truck(4 wheeler) and an enclosed trailer it would be helpful. But Notarps is right, it will get away from you easier, so keep that in mind. Its still good practice. I learned most of my backing skills ( and they are not great) on new home construction sites. These tend to be VERY crowded, especially townhouse or condo projects. The single most important thing I learned, GO SLOW! And dont worry about whose watching! Someone is, and most couldnt do it any better! Thats why they are watching you! Good luck, I know I still need it!
     
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