HHH is aRollin' 7 31 09
Trying to get the brakes to release on my truck after being park 5 years and 6 weeks, come on in and see what happens.
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.
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).
Backing up in Cincinnati OHIO with VTL TRANSPORT!
THE DOORS ARE OPEN. JUST HAVE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO PLEASE. Backing up in a tight place. One of the most challenging places for a delivery up to now. Sure it's not blind side but still !
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 to
Big Trucks in the Canadian West -www.truckingFantastic.com
www.TruckingFantastic.com Big Log trucks on dirt roads in British Columbia - Volvo, Pacific, Hayes, Kenworth, Peterbilt. Now look at "Three Truck Tow" - three 500 hp trucks moving one 150 tonne load. Probably the best off road truck drivers in the World.
Music from BC guitar legend Doug Cox -http ://cdbaby.com/cd/coxbutler
This sequence is available in HD at www.TruckingFantastic.com taken from my most excellent DVD about Logging - available on both sides of the Atlantic and NZ and Australia. Lots about trucking, timber skidding, dry land sort, timbermills and trains.
Take a look at www.truckingFantastic.com. DVD and video available in North America and UK. Type Dylan Winter and Loggers into Google
Mountain Driving 101 Pt 1 (tutorial #2)
*PLEASE WATCH "TUTORIAL NOTES" FIRST* MOUNTAIN DRIVING 101 PT 1
Well some subscribers have told me I should do a Tutorial. I've thought about it. I'm still thinkning about it. But I thought I'd put feeler videos out to see the reaction. I thought mountain driving is a challenge, so I'd give'r a whirl. I may do more, but might wait untill I'm back on the highway