If you enjoy this web site, please show your support.

Truck Driving Jobs

Author Topic: 4X4 Transmissions  (Read 8741 times)

bkentr

  • Guest
Re: 4X4 Transmissions
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2006, 06:37:02 AM »
Thanks krooser,
                         now we know for sure what  "made Milwaukee famous"  LOL

kentr

Hank's Truck Forum

Re: 4X4 Transmissions
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2006, 06:37:02 AM »

krooser

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4192
Re: 4X4 Transmissions
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2006, 10:25:50 PM »
Thanks krooser,
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?now we know for sure what? "made Milwaukee famous"? LOL

kentr

Schlitz and Pabst are long gone from Milwaukee...and Miller finally stopped providing free beer to drivers after SEVERAL failed to negotiate a certain freeway ramp after leaving the brewery.

I bet the fork lift drivers are still drunk....

bkentr

  • Guest
Re: 4X4 Transmissions
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2006, 02:48:00 AM »
That's almost funny too,  a smile garrenteed untill the first turn.
Good thing the turn was there, or those overindulgent drivers
might have made it onto the freeway.

Sorry, we've kinda gotten off the subject of  4x4 tranmissions.

I do remember that back in the early 80's, a good friend of mine,
who owned his 1970 Pete,  took out the "married" 4 x 4 to make room
for an upgrade.

 He put in a 7speed main, and a 4 speed brownie.   Mostly to have
more possible gear combinations and out pull the rival  13 speed.

Single stick, with air shift range and splitters won out in the end.

These days the Allison auto has made inroads into lots of trucks.

I've never driven a "auto shift" or "smart shift",  but I have driven
an Allison,    and I liked it.

There are some good arguments for them,  like why fight a stck
and clutch when you can push a button ?

And with a 4 x 4 that's fighting two sticks.

bandit1

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 67
Re: 4X4 Transmissions
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2006, 05:29:38 PM »
I've got a truck that I'd love to restore some day, it was our first haul truck (my dad bought it at an auction the year I was born, 1972, from his employer that was going out of business), it's a 1962 International R-190 single axle, 549 gas engine, 5 speed main, 3 speed auxialary, 2 speed rear end.  I always thought it was a very cool looking old truck, and remember riding in it when I was a kid.  Then in '73 he bought a new International, I think a 2070, but not sure (I'll have to look, it's still sitting around too), with just the 5 speed and 2 speed rear.  Then about 1977, he bought a '68 then a '69 Mack, with 237 Mack engines and 5 X 4 transmissions.  In 1980 he traded the '68 in on a brand new '80 model Mack, 300+, 2 stick 6 speed. The '80 was the one I learned to drive a truck in, and I still have it in fact.  Here's a pic of it this February



I always liked driving the '69 model after I learned how to shift it, and have thought about putting an air shift 1241C  4 speed in the '80 model behind the 6 speed.

But it's not really an issue now, as my main haul truck now is a '91 Pete, with a turned up 425 Cat, and a 15 speed.


Hank's Truck Forum

Re: 4X4 Transmissions
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2006, 05:29:38 PM »

Truck Driving Jobs