D30 & R180 Inters Ford LN8000 & Loadmaster trailer
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Last year I drove a newish 500hp freightliner prime mover with an 18 speed RR without a trailer... I was instructed to not run it above 1300rpm, and not allow revs to drop below 900.. it was an utter pain in the arse.
900 revs it would have the shudders, you wouldn't want to go much under 1200 and up to 1600 would give you 100kms, would be governed around 2000 revs, Cummins or Cat. 1300 rev you only be doing 80kms depending on diff ratio
Time to get up andd get going.......todays bad decisions aren't going to make themselves!!!
It was a driving instructor who told me that, I was getting an assessment for a MC and since I had not driven a RR gearbox for awhile I took the truck bobtail to get back in the groove... I was advised to use the gears not the engine revs...
The older trucks with RR gearboxes I drove, I would use the entire rev range..
I would say we will get the nine speed, the six speed uses some odd sized tyres, then I looked up UD trucks and they use different sized tyres on the front compared to the rear...
Looks like the epitome of truck development for rural people ended in around 2005.. All gone downhill after that...
Swishy what are you doing ?
Fuso is part of Daimler Trucks, yes Daimler, European, might be made in Japan, remember when Fuso had that V8 prime mover in the early eighties, not good. Now Fuso are making good sales in the small to mid range market, thanks to Daimler European influence.
You are really starting to show your hand, the pressure is building, and best still I am here to help.
I do hope I have not crossed the line with my post, the order has been placed, the Truck is coming, above all else all of the post's have been helpful, even the one that tells you to drive it like you stole it, modern engines are designed to go straight to work, make it work or you will destroy it.
Making a small effort to save the history of road transport in Australia by being in front of Simms