What tools do you keep in your truck?

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  1. lagbrosdetmi

    lagbrosdetmi Box Monkey

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    ^^ do they test hair or pee at your company?
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I cut the handle on a 12 lb sledge to about 18". That sucker will move almost anything.
     
  4. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    OK, I give up. For those of you listing them, what do you use the rubber mallet for?.
     
  5. mrdot

    mrdot Light Load Member

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    The big box of ultra sensitive Trojan condoms. You can get em pretty much anywhere man. They work great when I find myself in a sticky situation.
     
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  6. Blackshack46

    Blackshack46 Road Train Member

    For when I want to knock stuff around but not damage it with a metal hammer.

    When I used to haul tanks, knocking hoses apart or caps off/out. A dead blow works better in that sense.

    But a rubber mallet can be used in a light job where you want to bang something but not mark or damage it.

    I don't know any real applications as I haven't had to use it on the truck yet. But when the time comes I'm sure it will be used.
     
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  7. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I don't remember ever using a rubber mallet, but I did use a large ball peen hammer. Sometimes I used that hammer on a recalcitrant trailer landing gear or trailer tandem locking pins. That hammer made a good thumper too.
     
  8. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    It's used for knocking lot lizards off your tank steps it hardly leaves a mark
     
  9. Mudguppy

    Mudguppy Degenerate Immoralist

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    Nah man, they're chill. As long as you don't have track marks on your forearms you're golden!
     
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  10. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Heavy Load Member

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    At Iron Horse trucking in the ND oilpatch, we were required to carry a whistle, and a candle, and a propane torch, and a dry bag of rice
    still think its funny...

    To contribute, I like having extra headlight bulbs...If your grabbin crappy old trailers, the vise grip and bungee helps when you have to move your tandems, and the handle wont stay..
     
  11. Criss_crssd

    Criss_crssd Bobtail Member

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    In my toolboxes:
    Large can of WD-40, Vise-grips, 5lb mallet/hammer for stuck 5th wheel and tandem pins. Socket set, crescent wrench, open end wrench set (for probs with air lines). screwdrivers, wire stripper/cutter. electric tape, duct tape. After having a metal seal go through my glove and all the way to the bone on my middle finger, I got a pair of sturdy snips. I keep a 3ft pry bar and a pair of channel locks for removing nails from trailer floors, and a broom. As for the truck, I keep 2 pairs of extra wipers, 1 pair extra headlight bulbs, extra marker lights/clearance lights and fuses. Large zip ties and a couple blk rubber bungees. I also keep an extra gal of oil. It is a lot of stuff, but after waiting 6-8 hours for service trucks, I'd rather have a good chance of fixing minor stuff myself and getting down the road. And I've used everything on this list many times. Worth having IMO.
     
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