Taking off

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by meechyaboy, May 24, 2020.

  1. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    Long story short company just put me back in a 18 speed after all automatics for a while. I have tons of experience in a 10. I have no problem getting to all my stops. The only problem I have is taking off loaded while in any gear above 1. Any gear above 1 no matter how I do it it the truck bucks like a wild horse... but only while loaded. Any advice ?
     
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  3. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Are you applying throttle as you let out the clutch??? If so so, quit. Just easy out on the clutch, once your foot is completely off the clutch then apply throttle.
     
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  4. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Heavy Load Member

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    It also could be the clutch! I had one that no matter what I did it lurched and bucked, took it in for warranty and it was just a pile of crap!!! They installed a new one and back to normal.
     
  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Then take off in 1, get it rolling and start shifting.
     
  6. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Light Load Member

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    If the clutch and pressure plate are in good shape and adjusted properly then you should not have the bucking and jerking. If you are using any throttle input that is what is causing it. If the clutch is worn or the pressure plate is covered in stress cracks then it can cause the bucking and jerking.

    When you are at a standing stop like a red light and are getting ready to roll make sure you do not use any throttle input to get moving. Right rear axles snap with ease especially when heavy. When you start to let up on the clutch you can feel what the truck wants. If you start to feel the bucking happening then let up on the clutch a little bit faster to make it stop.
     
  7. Zues

    Zues Bobtail Member

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    Suggest starting depending on weight of course in 3 skipping eg 5 7 9 then going back to all . Caveat my time in 18 is limited in comparison to 10 If others suggest otherwise ignore :)
     
  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Agreed. 1 when you’re loaded, 2 when you’re empty. 3 when your starting off downhill and empty. Easy on the drivetrain.
     
  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I concur with the above. If she bucks, its too high of gear. Its just extra stress on the truck that isn't neccessary.
     
  10. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Heavy Load Member

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    I wish I would have taken a picture of my last clutch. It was catching on the top of some pads and the bottom of others, really strange. But no matter what gear or way I started out it would literally try to wrench my drive train. I’ve put 2million on this truck and that was first for me, ie why they warrantied it! Shop could explain it either.
     
  11. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    Roger that
     
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