Shifting gears question

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by dennisroc, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. gpsman

    gpsman Road Train Member

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    It's "easier" on the clutch. It slips every shift... as intended. Truck transmissions are virtually indestructible.
     
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  3. gpsman

    gpsman Road Train Member

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    Most of the time I didn't even use the clutch then. I endeavored to never have to come to a stop.
     
  4. luvtotruck

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    Everything in the drive train is meshed together are running smoothly, if you double clutch it that connection is broken and then put back together again, if you float the gears is the only thing effected by the change in gears, everything else is still running meshed together. I hope this helps.

    I float as much as I can I have asked the tester what they wanted to see, Most have told me to do what I would do in a truck without them being there.
     
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  5. fencitup

    fencitup Light Load Member

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    LUVTOTRUCK and GPSMAN, I understand what you'll are saying.
    I wonder if Eaton Fuller engineers feel the same. (probably but wouldn't say publicly)
     
  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Float up, double clutch down.

    Just habit.
     
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  7. luvtotruck

    luvtotruck Road Train Member

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    I've done this too, It helps when you can't hit the right RPM to go up! Just clutch it then it has to move eventually!... :)
     
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  8. paul 1052

    paul 1052 Heavy Load Member

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    I meant 950K miles. Doh.
     
  9. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    I'm a floater...i don't remember how to double clutch good....it still feel like I'm floating even when I'm double clutching
     
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  10. HauntedSchizo19

    HauntedSchizo19 Medium Load Member

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    Is there any real good explanation on how to float gears? I'm assuming it's one of those things you can learn on your own....or? Just curious. I've seen this topic discussed before.

    Thanks!
     
  11. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    just raise the rpm to about 15 or 16 and take your foot off the gas and shift up with out the clutch
     
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