Winter Driving - Do I use the interaxle lock?

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  1. FlatBedNewbie

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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Typically "Engage at any speed, but not if tires are slipping".

    Give that dash a dust :)
     
  4. FlatBedNewbie

    FlatBedNewbie Bobtail Member

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    Lol when I get my own truck it'll be spotless. This is my trainers truck
     
  5. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

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    Best get busy with the simple green , toothbrush , Viva paper towels , looks Scungy to me.
    Regardless who's truck it is , are you loading dirt in a pit ,.does the dash look like a yard sale also.
     
  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    yes just dont engage it if you are spinning out.. if you are spinning, then let everything stop moving BEFORE you engage.. saw a guy do that last year in montana at a muddy jobsite. he was spinning out and engaged while still spinning... BANG ! destroyed.. that was an awful noise
     
  8. '88K100

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    engage when approaching steep grades if road slick or snow covered. Better to have it engaged cuz you start slipping its too late or risk damaging unit
     
  9. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    I clutch mine in & out before I need it. Gravel,mud,snow....
     
  10. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Road Train Member

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    Sure at any speed if you wanna burn up your differential...
     
  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Interaxle is a must when you get on the dirt roads, especially in tridrive. One wheel comes off the ground and you're spinning.

    With the way differentials work, one wheel end spinning on a tandem equals FOUR times the input speed (IE 25 mph driveshaft speed equals 100 mph at the wheel). With that kind of momentum, things will go ka-boom if you suddenly find traction.
     
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