Automatic Transmissions

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  1. miltowntrucker

    miltowntrucker Member

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    Anyone have any Intel if OD has any trucks with Automatics or plans too in the future? I saw some info from Freightliner they are promoting some really good gas mileage with the Automatics...
     
  2. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Not at this joint unless it's a straight truck or some of those little freightliners. We need autos since all we hire are noobs that don't know how to shift.
     
  3. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Even Billy's riding mower has twin sticks...
     
  4. Bigreem1985

    Bigreem1985 Active Member

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    On my old schedule, one of the guys out of ABQ had a auto trans 15', and I've also seen an auto team truck
     
  5. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    I hear Billy don't need a transmission. Briggs and Stratton 7.5 has one speed.
     
  6. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Used to be two horns!!
     
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  7. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    You will not see any auto's anytime soon.OD unable to get the fuel mileage with them.Hard to beat what we get out of the new Freightliner now.Also maintenance expense is higher on them to.We tested 4 Volvo Auto's several years ago and haven't heard anymore about that experience.Only Auto's I'm aware of is the Freightliner City Tractor's and Straight Truck's
     
  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Aw, come on Dave, that kid can't drive a duplex.
    He was trying to convince Flyby, Sherlock Holmes was a housing project.
     
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    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    4 horns before you ate one!
     
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  11. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Ain't ever driven a triplex, but this boy here driven many two stick trucks when I was a young pup then moving onto them roadrangers. Many of you new breeds can barely drive a 10 spd let alone float the gears and softly as I do,, Safe to say I'm last of the old school,, even all the old school teamsters are now gone. Just Werner and Swift rejects working at YRC and UPSF.
     
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  12. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    No Jr, all us old teamsters are not gone, just sitting back feeling sorry for you kids who have never had a real trucking jpb
    unfortunately, THEY are all gone now,all you can do is hang in there and do the best you can.
    BTW, a triplex is also 2 sticks, just 3 spds in the aux box.
    Over Dose called me today, wanted me to come out of retirement.

    I told them I was Too old and too lazy to work anywhere.
     
  13. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Had to.. It was the humane thing to do. Besides, no one wants a cross-eyed goat that smells like jerk chicken.
     
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  14. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    What damn part of the world they calling those triplex? We always called em 2 stick or twin stick. Only you and me could drive them, no OD driver can. They prove it by blowing the clutch whenever they drive my truck.
     
  15. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    Unbelievable. Billy who drives your truck? Let's see, maybe when you're off. Make it a untouchable. After all these young bucks need to show respect. You've got to have the seniority. You need to bring your bull whip and whip these people into shape. And line haul, yes we need the stern discipline of the city driver's.
     
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  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    You're right on the 2 sticks, most had hi and low in the aux called a duplex, if it had 3 spd it was a triplex, a company called
    Brown & Lipe built the most popular one called the (3 spd Brownie)
    They also had a quadraplex 4 on 1 stick.
    On the East coast most our B models had 170 hp and didn't handle the triplex very well, while more West coasters had a 205 hp
    turbocharged engine and pulled the triplex a little better in overdrive.
    BTW, I won't charge you for this education, just drop by and cut my grass sometime.
     
  17. truckdriver

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    The first truck I learned to drive was Mack two stick with 5 speed next to your leg, the second stick was Low, Direct, and Rev.
    What was this called?
     
  18. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    This was also called a duplex, you have 10 spd with the split, a triplex has 15spd.
     
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    Anybody remember driving a super 10? Those were fun especially watching newbies outta trucking school try to pull out of yard onto street.
     
  20. drummerforhire

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    Ha. I drove one of those for a minute back around 2001. It was a pretty decent old truck.
     

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