Download Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer by Mike Byrnes PDF

By Mike Byrnes

Publish yr note: First released June 1st 1998

Far greater than CDL prep, for the reason that 1988 this has been the go-to e-book on tractor-trailer operations, equipping advertisement drivers with the data and self assurance for a secure, profitable occupation.

Thorough, effortless and relaxing to learn, this 5-star source is acclaimed by means of entry-level and veteran drivers alike in addition to teachers and experts comparable to twist of fate reconstruction specialists and lawyers.

With up to date details on hours of carrier, dangerous fabrics, shipment securement, and onboard expertise, plus descriptions of structures and parts, regulated actions, riding abilities, secure using and economic climate riding, Bumper to Bumper comprises end-of-chapter quizzes, 1000's of illustrations and an in depth index.

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Look at Figure 3-4 (A), which pictures the in-line input shaft-output shaft type of assembly. Starting from the left, note the input shaft gear, rotating with the input shaft. It meshes with the countershaft drive gear, which gets the countershaft turning (remember, the countershaft gears are fixed on the shaft). The shifter yokes at the top of the picture have selected low gear, putting the low output shaft gear in mesh with the low countershaft gear. Note the very small countershaft gear in comparison with the larger output shaft gear.

Never push the brake pedal down when the spring brakes are on. ” The combined force of the springs and the air pressure could damage your brakes. However some trucks are equipped with a compounding valve that would prevent the added pressure from damaging the chambers. Your safety supervisor or operator’s manual can tell you if your vehicle is equipped this way. Rarely, you’ll find a tractor with a tractor parking only valve for use when you’re coupling and uncoupling. We discussed this control in Chapter 2, also.

The more gear ratios you have in higher gears, the quicker you can get to highway speed. This improves engine efficiency. The first compound transmission was the auxiliary transmission, which is two transmissions, one behind the other. This combination of transmissions (sometimes called a twin stick or Brownie) is rarely used anymore, but it did lead to the development of modern range control and splitter transmissions. With both these types, there is one transmission box and one gear shift with a range control and/or splitter control.

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