Sit low with a long shifter?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Smaggs, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. truckon

    truckon Swamp Thing

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    Interesting to note that the guys "sitting low with a big stick" get in less accidents then the guys with fingerless gloves bouncing around in their seats do.. must be something to it.
     
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  3. Pintlehook

    Pintlehook Road Train Member

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    Not defending either crowd, but do you have proof of that?
     
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    thanks
     
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  5. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    I never undstood the shifter either I guess some people just think it looks cool
     
  6. Mrlanza

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    You know how Freddie Mercury, elton John, and Richard Simmons like to wear flashy outfits, and act extremely flamboyant in order to draw the maximum amount of attention to themselves as possible?

    It's kind of like that.
     
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  7. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    I think the air ride seat suspension is a great invention. Cant understand letting the air out of seat to sit on floor? Seems similar to going back 60 years in seating.
    Looking cool is maneuvering or backing in very tight spaces and making it look easy.
     
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  8. Shawn2130

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    I drive a Ford Louisville sleeper cab tractor.

    I have the seat halfway up to be comfortable with the Hendrickson spring ride rear suspension.

    The Pete 359 and 377 we have, I’ve had the seat on the floor to clear the large steering wheel in the day cabs. Both trucks are air ride and cab air ride so they’re comfortable enough.
     
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  9. jason6541

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    My western star 5700 only has a 2 inch base under the seat. No air to it I like sitting on the floor more comfortable to me. Only thing you see of me is from the tip of my nose up thru side windows. If you can see me at all. I drive just fine for over 30 years this way. Gear shift thing I don’t understand. I don’t understand wanting to sit in nose bleed section and or above steering wheel with face 10” from windshield. But different strokes for different folks
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

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    I sit on floor and pushed back in sleeper cuz its comfortable to me...
     
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  11. cgilliland

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    its an enthusiast thing. enthusiasts have always modified their stuff to make it their own. lifted trucks, lowered cars, etc. etc. to each their own
     
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