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.
Truck Driver Skills: Shifting an 18 Speed: How to Skip Gears
Shifting an 18 speed. This video gives a demonstration of how to shift an
18 speed big truck, along with a bit of advice to help a new driver. How to
skip gears, when going through all the gears, isn't necessary, depending
upon the situation.
Best advice for smooth shifting? It takes loads of practice. This
demonstration features a 35+ year driver, with a 2004 Peterbilt 379, with a
475 Cat engine.
For other 'how to's' for truck driver skills, visit
Shifting gears, 12 speed Mercedes Benz
This time I'm a a 2644 M/Benz with a 12 speed auto/semi auto gearbox.
This gearbox allows the driver to choose from 3 different configurations;
Full auto, Truck selects what gear when.
sequencial semi/auto, Drver selects gear - can only go one gear at a time
(up or down).
semi auto, Driver choose WHEN to change gear truck chooses WHAT gear to go
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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Peterbilt Home On Wheels
Brian an Owner Operator with Allied Van Lines Household Movers Shows us his
home away from home a 132 inch stretched peterbilt large car with all the
comforts of home like a motor home camper living big on the big road
Rolling CB Interview™ - 2000 Peterbilt 379
Caught up with Lemke Trucking near Orlando, Florida. He runs a 2000
Peterbilt 379 / C16 Caterpillar / 600hp / 18 Speed / 312 Wheelbase / 3.36
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