The Roehl 45 backing method explanation?

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  1. 1278PA

    1278PA Road Train Member

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    Can someone explain to me the setup on the Roehl 45 again to me? We only did it twice no time to practice more because they showed us the day we tested out. The company sponsored school only taught us the offest and 90 to pass the CDL test.

    It seems to be a real easy way to back into a spot the few times I did it with the instructor walking me through it.
     
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    WannaGoTrucks2016 Bobtail Member

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    I would be interested to know this as well. What makes it different from any other 45 degree backing maneuver? Thx
     
  3. 1278PA

    1278PA Road Train Member

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    If I remember correctly..

    You start out with tractor/trailer perpendicular obviously to the spot you are backing into. Get about 3-4 feet away and line your rear drive axle with the left parking lot lane if you have one then hard right until the tractor is straight with the hole, then immediate hard left until you are perpendicular again, then another hard right, then left until you are straight under the trailer. You should be aimed right at the hole now. Hard right first to get your bend then left when you need to open and chase it in the hole.

    If I'm wrong or.missing something please correct me.
     
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  4. x1Heavy

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    I don't know anything about no fancy backing, If it's a hole that trailer is going to get hooked then pushed back and around as necessary until it goes into the hole. If there is not enough space to do it, pay a jockey a 10 dollar to get it into that spot for you.

    I get somewhat suspicious of any old company standard procedure for something that should come naturally to trucking such as backing. It's a acquired skill for some. Which usually improves as the years go by.
     
  5. cke

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    Naturally ???? Most cant back-up a riding lawn mower and trailer much less a big truck and trailer
     
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    That sounds oddly similar to this dude from C. R. England explaining their backing method...although I never did get where their reference point for the purple truck came into play, lol.

     
  7. 1278PA

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    Lol yeah believe it or not backing a trailer on a riding mower can be rough because the #### thing reacts so quick unlike a 53 foot trailer that takes a longer time to react.
     
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    And a 20 foot seacan on a chassis shorter than the tractor will fold on you quick. All the steering in the world wont help you much.

    Despite being teased about my opinion about some being naturals at backing, Im sticking to my guns here. Anyone can back a semi given enough experience doing so while learning. But not everyone will have a problem doing that task.

    A short circle with the lawn tractor usually takes care of any need to back those little things.
     
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    I just watched this video this is not like the Roehl 45. This guy does alot on the blind side the Roehl 45 does not.
     
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