Truck will not move

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Scarecrow4180, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Just an observation, but a brake should not stick like that, even when wet, hot, salty, hungry, or whatever. I’d take close look at that brake, and I have a cup of coffee that says it is close to camming over.....
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  3. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Ainigriv Notpmah
    In all my years driving, I never encountered a tractor with a stuck brake as the OP experienced. Trailers all the time, but not the tractor. The only time I saw a "stuck" brake was after a tractor had been shut down for an extended amount of time. I too thought about brake camming but did not mention it. Most carriers are good about doing PMs but some are a bit lax about yanking the drums and looking at the condition of the shoes. If this brake is cammed over most likely so are the other brakes and this tractor is unsafe!
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  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    When did Kenworth start making engines? o_O
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  5. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

    Mar 25, 2014

    Nope. My right front drive can and will stick after a over night rain in warm climate. Same brand of shoes, and drums as the rest. But its always the right front drive. Found my fifth wheel plate drains the direction and down on axle. It has happened in less than 12 hours. Webb drums, Meritor armor guard shoes. No cheap stuff either. 80 plus degrees.
  6. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    This suit!

  7. 228I10

    228I10 Bobtail Member

    Jun 8, 2021
    FYI - A lot of times whether the tractor or trailer, you can rock back and forth a couple of times and the brakes will release. Had to do it more than once back in the day dragging old trailers around.
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  8. Scarecrow4180

    Scarecrow4180 Light Load Member

    Apr 26, 2021
    Trap house
    They don't they have them shipped into the main plant in Chillicothe Ohio on hwy 159
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