Steep grade, I can't get my truck to go any faster than 50

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  1. Lamb55

    Lamb55 Bobtail Member

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    LOL. I wish that would work.
     
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  3. Lamb55

    Lamb55 Bobtail Member

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    This truck doesn't have anything like that. My boss is too cheap for that lol. I go down steeper hills just fine.
     
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  4. Komputergod

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    Sounds like his truck is either governed at 50 or the jakes are on...physics say gravity dictates how fast you can go downhill otherwise!
     
  5. Lamb55

    Lamb55 Bobtail Member

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    It's not governed at all. I go 65-70 all the time. It's just this one spot.
    Well I guess at least it's not something I'm doing wrong. Thank you all for the replys hopefully no one hits me when going so slow lol.
     
  6. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Actually it is cement powder, takes sand, rocks and water to make it concrete, you would have a real problem if you load concrete into pneumatic trailers.
     
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  7. Bean Jr.

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    Then I'm guessing it's uphill, but it looks like a downhill to you.
     
  8. baha

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    Tie a cord to sunvisor with a nut tied on to it, then you will know when you are going up or down hill??
     
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  9. Jwhis

    Jwhis Heavy Load Member

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    Look in the mirror. If you see lots of road you are going up. If only 50 yards or so of road your are going down
     
  10. Fold_Moiler

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    He also isn’t talking about driving a mixer. Lolol
     
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  11. PROPANE

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    you're complaining about 50MPH?

    sometimes my truck wont go but 35MPH up a hill.

    if you have a jake brake or exhaust brake, the truck is doing the braking for you,

    sometimes I wish my truck wouldn't do 35MPH downhill.

    why do you want to go so fast?

    if you came flying past me in a concrete mixer going faster than the speed limit, I'd want to slap the shi*t out of you. I wouldn't but dam*n really?

    the worse place to loose you brakes would be going downhill, and with a load, even more dangerous.

    and I've never been passed on the road by a concrete mixer in anything that I was driving if that tells you anything, up hill down hill straight stretch stop light, nowhere, if that tells you anything, they aren't built for speed, just hauling a load,

    you act like its suppose to preform like a Ferrari 488 Pista or something...…

    I'd say if your truck doesnt have a jake/exhaust brake,

    then the truck is governed like mentioned before or has a sensor on it, that keeps it from going over a certain MPH on certain roads.

     
    Last edited: May 30, 2018
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