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How to switch speeds on a tractor (truck)

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When you studied law, remember if it was difficult for you to master switching a five-speed manual gearbox? Five gears, 1-2-3 shift order, etc., clutch release, gas pedal release, smooth but quick coupling of the clutch discs ... all this can make your head spin.At first, it’s not very easy to deal with all this, so motor skills are also needed, which is called “fill”.

Now imagine that the trucks have 9, 10, 13, and even 18-speed transmissions, in which all gears still have to be shifted in manual mode! Honestly, even since childhood I was interested in trucks and truckers, but here's how to manually shift so many gears ... I still can’t understand.

To understand the intricacies of gears, you should turn to professional truckers. The first video, Russian-language, for 23 minutes (pay attention to the first minutes of the video. Maybe our readers will be able to explain WHAT THIS IS ?! Why are there three levers and what happens in general):

The second video about the basics of switching:

The third video, in my opinion, is the most informative. The only negative, it is in English, but there are subtitles, they can be translated into Russian:

After watching all the videos, I suddenly felt even more respect for the hard workers from the high road. These guys have a hard job! And although most of the new trucks are equipped with automatic transmissions, I will not respect the guys driving big cars less.

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