Shifting questions

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Thetrashnoob, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Thetrashnoob

    Thetrashnoob Light Load Member

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    So last night we were going through some old photos and I found some of my fathers old truck that he used to drive, it was a 99/01 international 4700. We were talking about it and I asked him if he double clutched or floated, and he said he always floated. I remember reading someone here that’s certain transmissions you have to double clutch and others you don’t. Is this one that you have to? I believe it was a 6sp
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    You can shift a straight 6 or straight 7 without using the clutch, as well as the Mack speed.
     
  4. Thetrashnoob

    Thetrashnoob Light Load Member

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    It has a low gear, so is that a 7 speed?
     
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    I believe the 4700 was a medium duty, and would have had the straight 7 speed( 6 speed with a L) and I think was a synchro trans so no floating was necessary. I only used the clutch to start and stop.
     
  6. Thetrashnoob

    Thetrashnoob Light Load Member

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    That’s what my father said he used to only use the clutch to start and stop. Even if it was bad for the trans it didn’t matter it was a Ryder truck anyways. . But it got me to thinking about if you needed to use to clutch or not
     
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