Shifting gears, 12 speed Volvo
More of me showing of. . . .
sharing with youtubers, driving modern heavy vehicles.Today I'm in an 2007
FM12 Volvo, fitted with Volvo's own electronically controlled 12 speed
automatic/semi automatic clutchless gearbox.
I must admit I didn't like the Idea at first (I'm a roadranger man myself),
but after spending a couple of days with this, I was hooked, real bit of
trick gear, others European truck manufactures have similar concept's
(likely sourced from ZF), HEAPS more drivable than the self shifting
Roadranger, faster and smoother
than the 'BENZ.
How to shift a Spicer 16 speed
How to use a Spicer ProShift transmission in my Kenworth .
It is a 16 speed with overdrive.
The 16 speed is similar to the 14 speed which is much more common, except
the air-shift pattern is different.
The first 3 gears in the main box ( controlled with the gearstick ) each
have 4 gears on the air shift ( the blue control on the gearstick ). This
gives 12 gears.
The top 2 gears on the stick you only use 2 airshift positions , like on a
13 or 18 speed RoadRanger , so this gives 16 gears in total.
A compound shift is changing gears with the air-shift and main gearbox at
the same time.
You don't need to use the clutch except when starting and when using the
airshift in 1st gear in the main box.
All this info is easy for truck drivers who can operate a Road Ranger ,
which is the most common transmission in Australia. But it is a harder box
to use than a Road Ranger.
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