Pete 359 Classic Takeoff
THIS IS IN CANADA just so y'all know.
My brother's 1987 Peterbilt 359 Classic workin' in the bush near vassar,
mb. sweet smoke! wish mine could do that. It has a 3406B block Cat 425.
Oh and a big thanks to you tuber tod3k for giving us the new name for this
truck..... "Old Smokey Jerk!"
The automated MAN TipMatic® shift system incorporates the setting-off aid
MAN EasyStart which means setting off on gradients is much easier and
therefore safer. When active, the stationary vehicle is prevented from
rolling back for up to 2 seconds by maintaining the brake pressure which
was last applied by the brake pedal once the brake pedal is released and
the parking brake is not applied. When setting off, the service brake is
automatically released as soon as the required engine torque is available.
In situations where setting off is difficult, the automatic MAN EasyStart
feature makes life significantly easier for the driver. MAN EasyStart does
away with having to apply the parking brake which uses a lot of pressurized
air, e.g. during a hill start or in stop-and-go traffic. Furthermore, as
the vehicle will not roll back against the direction of travel during a
hill start, there is no danger of rolling into any vehicle behind your own
vehicle. Additionally, there is less wear on clutch and gearbox which
reduces service costs.
Detroit Diesel V12 going to show
1968 Kenworth K125 hauling tractors to a show. Carla also wanted to redeem
herself from taking a 20 second video, so brought the camera! Will get one
of the Emeryville loaded when we have a chance.
Parking A Peterbilt In A Tight Spot
Arriving later in the day, the driver of this nice looking Peterbilt 379
had to maneuver into a pretty tight spot at the 2010 Truckin' For Kids
Show. This is Lo-Pro Express out of Colorado. 10-23-10.
Manual volvo transmission.
Changing from 1st to 12th gear in a 02-03 Volvo FM9 300 manual.
Shifter got same patterns in the Volvo FH series too.
It's a 3 speed shifter with split and range buttons giving it a total of 12
regular forward gears and 4 reverse gears.
It also got 2 crawler gears (labeled as C on the shifter).
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