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I.B.2strokin

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2007, 09:38:20 AM »
I learned on 2 different trucks. An '84 KW K100 with 300 cummins/9 speed trans also an '87 or '88 Freightliner COE with 11.1 L Series 60 and 9 speed. At first, the trailers we had were '48's but we went to '53's after a few months.

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2007, 03:34:15 AM »
First truck I drove was a 76 Mack up and down my uncles laneway when I was 12 but as for really learning I guess whaterver was in Wilsons Truck line yard and needed moved around. On the road was an 88 western star 350cat 13sp with 3.55 rears

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2007, 05:59:52 AM »
I learned to drive using a 1951 International Harvester LCD 405. It had a Cummins 220 tied to a 5 speed transmission with a 2 speed manual differential. The dairy co-op I worked for then also had a 1961 or so Chevy bobtail tanker which was a gasser tied two a 5 speed transmission and an electric 2 speed differential. They also had a 1966 GMC bobtail reefer with a 6V71 and a 5 speed with a electric 2 speed differential. I really enjoyed the dairy business, did it all as far as the transportation end went, farm pickup, transport, wholesale and even filled in on the retail routes from time to time driving a Divco.

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2007, 10:23:40 AM »
pretty impressive jimmy, i had some experience with a 220 cummins in a 1962 or so autocar, was an ex logging truck, man you got that thing going up the hill, you had to open the door and put your feet on the steps, floor boards got so hot.

Yep, when I'd pull Jarbo Gap out of Orville, CA into the Feather River Canyon it was 2 to 3 MPH and the hand throttle was pulled out and locked at 2100 RPM, the door was open and I was on the fender enjoying what little breeze created at that speed. Had AC in the winter and a great heater in the summer! :-D

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2007, 11:34:53 AM »
'89 Pete 379EXHD with a 425 Cat 3406B and 13 speed Roadranger. I learned pulling around a 28' CF pup trailer on gravel roads- Talk about an expeience, learning to back with a tractor that is almost longer than the trailer. Made for a few embarassing moments- good thing no one was watching....  :wink: I pull a 48' spread axle drop deck now- much easier.  :-D Still the only truck I've run any amount of miles in.

Jason M.

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2007, 11:30:25 AM »
I learned to drive in a "85 Frieghtliner, but my first company truck was a "85 Mack R686 complete with 300+ 9-speed fuller, 34k camelback, one stack, rear window, 2/60 AC.  I think it was an ex- ryder tractor because everything was etched with the serial number.  I had a blast with that heap, drove it for three years.  Wish I had it back, upon reflection. 

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2007, 08:46:18 AM »
I learned to drive in a Scania 92M. It had a 240 horsepower engine and a splitter gearbox. I remember that the cab was in the Scania Blue Cab configuration. That was the most comfortable Scania cab in those days. My first truckdriving lesson was in March 1987. I started my truckingcareer in September 1987 on a DAF 2800.

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2007, 07:25:54 PM »
Im still learning how to drive. Mainly on Mack CH's and new granites

I've got upshifting down pat, but downshifting is still eating my lunch  :|


I've learned to back up pretty well though, our dealership lot is pretty small and Im brave so I volunteer for everything lol

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2007, 08:30:52 AM »
I learned on a 1970 Dodge CNT 900. It has a NHC 250 Cummins and 13 speed Fuller. I learned by watching my grandpa when we use to take loads in to the elevator. I'm only 15 but I learned when I was about 11. It wasn't to hard to teach myself because bein on the farm I had some experience driving. It's still the only truck I've driven. i only drive it around the farm so using the split shift is still touch and go
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Larry Heyns

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2007, 10:01:08 AM »
These were the road units at North Carolina Truck Driver Training School in 1964.


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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2007, 10:14:18 AM »
I learned to drive in something like this:

(Did a search for "MAN 463" on Google, and my pic turned up first :D )
A MAN 26.463 with a 460 hp engine, early 90s. The one I drove was a straight truck, though, not a tractor like this one, but apart from that and the cab stripes, they are pretty much identical.

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Double_L

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2007, 01:43:14 PM »
I learned on FLD120/112, Centuries, and Columbia's.  I noticed each truck drove a little different, I liked the Columbia's since they were new trucks.  By the way this was around the lot where I use to work at, I use to take them from the yard to the wash bay and back out to the yard. 

Shifter

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2007, 10:12:35 AM »
I started my driving career in several trucks. First was a Super Duty Ford with a 390 gas engine and a 5 speed tranny and a 2 speed axle. Anyone remember the 5 and 2 short 4th?

In that same era I also drove some 60s vintage Internationals, all with gas engines and the 5 and 2 tranny. Then I graduated to a IH Fleetstar with a naturally aspirated ( no turbo) 250 cummins. Some had 238 Detroits. Talk about the world by the tail.

In 1976 I started with Radio Shack driving Kenworths with 350 and 400 NTA Cummins and eventually Cat engines and it's been Cat ever since.

It's amazing the changes that have taken place over the last thirty plus years, yet it still seems the same

shunter

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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2007, 05:32:41 AM »
I started my driving career in several trucks. First was a Super Duty Ford with a 390 gas engine and a 5 speed tranny and a 2 speed axle. Anyone remember the 5 and 2 short 4th?


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Re: What did you learn to drive on?
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2007, 01:00:17 PM »
You've got it Shunter. I don't know if that transmission is even available anymore.

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