Going thru the gears in a CAT V8 powered 80 ton road train
Only watch this if you like big bore V8s and you've got good speakers with
the volume cranked right up! Cab ride on the Nullarbor Plain in South
Australia near the roadhouse. If you've ever wondered how long it takes to
get up to speed @ 80 tons with 600 HP this will give you some idea. More
vids to follow later.
V12 Detriot Diesel 525HP
Setting the engine up and breaking it in.Remember this engine is just being
started after a rebuild so that's why it's smoking from the assembly lube
and the rack will be set-up to stop the hunting etc etc. Then the oil is
changed and the engine painted. These engine's go into Euclid mining rock
trucks,and they were in many other equipment/vehicles.The engine has
rebuild heads,turbo's, blower, water
pump,all internal parts and the air compressor All done in the great north
1969 Kenworth LW924 Extended Hood with 12V71 Detroit
1969 Kenworth LW924 Extended Hood with B-double log trailers. Detroit
12V71, Fuller RTO 1213, Spicer P -1241 -C Auxillary, Timken Rockwell
double reduction SFDD 4640 . 68 ton mass.
Ex Quarry Industries, Adelaide, Video taken at Mount Gambier, SA.
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.