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How many wheels are there on most semi trucks?

In the United States most semi trucks have 10 wheels, and the trailer will normally have 8. This can vary if the truck is using super singles, and then will only have 6. The super single tires are becomming more popular than dual wheels.

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How many wheels dose a semi truck have?

18,The truck has 10, the trailer has 8, = 18.

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How many wheels does a semi have?

From the total number of wheels: two front steering wheels on the tractor, plus dual wheels on each end of two axles (total of 8) at the rear of the tractor and supporting the front of the trailer, plus dual wheels on two axles at the rear of the trailer.

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Are semi trucks rear wheel drive?

Most passenger vehicles today are front-wheel drive so they will not have a differential; semi-truck tractors are rear-wheel drive and therefore do have differentials.

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How many gears are in a daycab international semi truck?

As many as the purchasing agent ordered it with. It could have an Allison automatic with five or six gears, it could have an Eaton-Fuller manual or automatic with 9, 10, 13, or 18 gears, it could have a ZF Meritor automatic with 12 gears.

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How many cubic inch are in a semi truck engine?

For practical options for a five axle line haul tractor, and one you could expect to see in use under normal circumstances, 726 to 983.

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How many wheels on a garbage truck?

The average garbage truck very's with each model but most garbage trucks has 8-10 wheels some can have less.

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How many gallons in a semi truck?

The fuel capacity on a Semi ranges from 50 to 250 gallons sometimes more.The carry capacity can be as high or higher than 40,000 gallons depending on what is to be carried in a single trailer

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How many kinds of semi trucks are there?

What do you mean by "kinds"? Brands, models, configurations...? In all cases, there's probably far too many to be named practically on this site... pretty much any country with an automotive industry has manufactured heavy trucks, brands have been in business, gone out of business, etc.

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How many brand names of semi trucks are there?

In the US/Canadian market, there are eight active manufacturers. They are: Freightliner (subsidary of Daimler A.G.) Western Star (subsidiary of Daimler A.G.) Kenworth (subsidiary of PACCAR, Inc.) Peterbilt (subsidiary of PACCAR, Inc.) Mack (subsidiary of AB Volvo) Volvo (subsidiary of AB Volvo) I...

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How many accidents are caused by semi trucks?

A statistical analysis of truck accidents results in a finding that approximately 5,000 people in passenger vehicles die every year in automotive accidents involving semi-trucks.Additionally, about 700 individuals in semi-trucks die each year in these crashes.

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How many people are killed by semi trucks?

Semi-Truck Accident Statistics More than 5,000 people died in truck accidents in 2017.In 2016, 125,000 large trucks and buses were involved in crashes with injuries.

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How many semi trucks are registered in the US?

a butt loadREALLY? CAN SOMEONE ACTUALLY ANSWER THIS?IMAGINE NOW, HOW MUCH MONEY ARE THESE TRUCKS PAYING IN TAXES TO THE GOVERNMENT THAT SAYS THEY DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO FIX THE ROADS WHEN EACH TRUCK IS PAYING ABOUT $100,000 PER YEAR IN ROAD TAXES ALONE!

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How many wheels does a semi trailer have?

At least two. "Semi trailer' simply means the weight carried by the trailer is distributed between the trailer axle(s) and the axle(s) of the tow vehicle.Most semi trailers have 8 wheels, some have 12. The tractors almost all have 10 wheels but some of them have 14.

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How many wheels does a super semi have?

You'll have to explain to me what you mean by "super semi"... been driving them for 12 years now, including combinations of up to 21 axles, and this term is a new one to me.

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How many wheels does a semi have on one side of it?

It differs from types of semi's but the most basic semi with no trailer counting only one side is five wheels one in front and four on back. With trailer it would be nine with four being on one side of the trailer.

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How many mpg do semi trucks get?

Very dependent on specifics. 4 - 10 typically, depending on load, road conditions, etc.

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How many semi truck manufacturers in US?

Essentially seven brands of Class 8 truck are made in the US, owned by four companies - two of them being non-US companies:Freightliner & Western Star (also Sterling, which is now discontinued), owned by German Daimler AG... The largest heavy truck manufacturer in the world.Volvo Trucks &...

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How many miles can semi trucks last?

While the average car engine is only designed to last about 200,000 miles, the average semi engine will go approximately 1,000,000 miles.75 percent of American communities depend solely on truck drivers to deliver goods and services.

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How many wheels are on a motorcycle?

there are 2 wheels on a motorcycle.Motorcycles historically have two wheels, however motorcycles often referred to as trikes are commonly available that have three wheels

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How many gears do semi-trucks have?

It depends on the weight the truck is designed to haul."Most" trucks have 9 or 10 speed transmissions. That is the common denominator in many trucks driving down the roadways today. But, there are 13, 15, 18 and even 21 speed trucks driving down the road as well.Heavy-haul trucks such as the ones...

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What is psi on semi truck steering wheel?

Steering wheels aren't pressurized.If you mean the steer tires, it varies by manufacturer and model.. for a run-of-the mill steer tire for a five axle unit, such as a 275/80R22.5 or 11R225., it'll usually either be 105 or 110 PSI.

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How many miles do semi trucks last?

While the average car engine is only designed to last about 200,000 miles, the average semi engine will go approximately 1,000,000 miles.75 percent of American communities depend solely on truck drivers to deliver goods and services.

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How many pounds of freight can a semi truck carry?

between 50 and 100 thousand pounds. http://www.in.gov/indot/files/I-70CorridorsOfTheFuture3of4.pdf

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How many cylinders does a semi truck have?

North American trucks almost universally have inline-six engines, because we don't have restrictive length laws like those found in South America and Europe.V8s are found on some older trucks... the Mack E9 was the last one to see fairly widespread use, and that was discontinued sometime around 2...

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How many miles can a semi truck last?

While the average car engine is only designed to last about 200,000 miles, the average semi engine will go approximately 1,000,000 miles.75 percent of American communities depend solely on truck drivers to deliver goods and services.

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How many tons fit in a semi truck trailer?

For a five axle combination running in the US, 42 - 45 tons is typical for it to remain within legal weight limits.

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How many miles can a semi truck engine last?

While the average car engine is only designed to last about 200,000 miles, the average semi engine will go approximately 1,000,000 miles.75 percent of American communities depend solely on truck drivers to deliver goods and services.

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How many engine cylinders does a semi truck have?

All current production trucks in North America have an inline six engine. The last V8 on the N. American market was the 14 liter Mack E9, which was discontinued in 2009. The 12 cylinder Detroit Diesel 12V-71 pretty much was discontinued after the (inline six) Detroit Diesel 60 Series in 1986 (alt...

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How many quarts of oil does a semi truck Freightliner?

Engine matters more than make of truck. For a three axle power unit, most engines will hold somewhere in the vicinity of 11 gallons.

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How many tons is a semi truck and trailer?

Standard Semi-truck (Type 3S2) is a five axle semi- tractor and trailer combination with a 40 ton maximum legal weight.

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How many miles does a semi truck get per gallon?

Folks In 1973, the feds estimated that semis got about 5.6 miles per gallon of diesel; today's estimate is 6.5 mpg, although different trucks get fuel economy in a range from 4 to 8.Going up a steep hill, a truck's mileage might drop to about 2.9 mpg, while going down the same hill will raise it ...

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How many pennies can fit in a semi truck?

In most US states, a semi can only weight 80,000 lbs fully loaded, and for a long-haul truck, that rarely allows more than about 47,000 lbs of cargo... So, a truck could legally carry about seven million of the old copper pennies, or about eight and a half million on the newer zinc ones.But... If...

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How many miles before a semi truck needs maintenance?

Normal engine maintenance should be between 10000 and 15000 miles. overall maintenance will be ongoing and regular.

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How many cylinders are there in the engine of a semi truck?

Pretty much, in North America, inline six is the normal configuration. The only four cylinder engine available is the 10.5 liter 50 Series Detroit, which is pretty much a 12.7 DD60/DD13 with two cylinders removed. The only other diesel vehicle on the US market I can think of which uses such a con...

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How does wheel base effect in semi trucks?

It affects the turn radius and the ride, both.

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How many tons does a semi truck weigh?

There are many different configurations of 'big rigs' but in the US , over the road semi trucks usually weigh between 30 and 40 thousand pounds.

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How many turbos does a semi truck have?

One or two, depending on the engine.

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How many cubic yards is a semi dump truck?

As a rule, assume a typical dump truck will hold around 10-14 cubic yards of material.

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Are all semi-trucks on diesel?

All modern ones are, yes.

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How many wheels a truck has?

A truck has one front axle and one or more rear axles which typically have dual wheels on each side. Common configuration: one rear axle - 6 wheeler So apart from the steering wheel Caterpillar 797- B (biggest dump truck in the world) has 6 14 foot tires and the Australian centipede has 30 wheels...

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How many different sizes of truck wheels are there?

There are a wide variety of truck wheels. There are wheels for small pick-up trucks, military trucks, and "big rig" trucks. There are over 7 standard truck sizes for tires. Cooper Tire lists over 20 different sizes for truck tires. Another website lists over 100 truck tire sizes. Each tire fits o...

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How many wheels are there on a car?

5 - 4 to drive and one to steer

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How many wheels are there on a rickshaw?

TwoTwo Two

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How many wheels are on a big rig?

The typical Big Rig truck in the United States has 18 wheels. These are large trucks, and require a special driving license to operate. There are modulations that can be made, which could increase the amount on wheels.

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How big is a gas tank on a semi truck?

50 to 150 gallons per tank, depending on customer specifications.

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How much is a downpayment on a semi truck?

You'll need to put some of your own money towards the purchase of the truck.The amount of down payment required varies from about 10-30 % depending on your credit score and the condition and age of the semi.In addition to a down payment on the truck, you'll need 1-2 months of cash reserves.

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How many lugnuts are on a standard car wheel?

Most above average to very heavy pass sedans take 5 lugnutsvery light to below average usually take 4, but 5 in some cases.

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How many wheels are on a cable car?

There are no wheels on a cable car it goes on a cable

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Are automatic semi trucks cheaper than manual semi trucks?

No, not in the least. And maintenance on those transmissions is much more than it is on the manual transmissions.

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How change a the air drye on a semi truck?

If it's just the canister you're changing, it twists off and the new one twists on. I often have to use a 36" pipe wrench to twist the old one off.

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Do many companies sell used semi trucks?

There is usually one local company in each city. Online there is www.truckertotrucker.com

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How the fuel system work on a semi truck?

Fuel is pumped from the tank, through a spin-off fuel filter and water separator, from there is is pumped to either individual cylinders or to a common fuel rail and is injected using high pressure oil (roughly 3000psi) to actuate the injectors.

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How do you remove a starter on semi truck?

Disconnect the batteries, disconnect the cables... there are multiple cables going to it, so take cable ties and tie together the ones which are grouped together by the posts they connect to... then you unbolt it... 5/8", 12 point is often the socket you'll need in order to do this. There are thr...

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How put t a CB radio on semi truck?

They come from the factory already set up. You place the CB radio in the compartment (either up top or on the dash), plug in the coax and your power pigtail, and you're ready to go. If it doesn't come with a pigtail, it'll have two posts for power and ground... you can just wrap the bare end of t...

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How do you adjust brakes on a semi truck?

Not happening. Federal law states you must be ASE certified with air brake systems in order to adjust or make repairs to air brake systems. This site prohibits information pertaining to illegal acts from being given, so we can't tell you this here.As a driver without such certification, all you c...

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How do air brakes work on a semi truck?

This cylinder is called the brake chamber.The piston is attached to the push rod, which turns the slack adjuster.It is the S-cam that turns and pushes the brake shoes against the lining of the drum brake.The air brakes on a semi-trailer are connected to a tractor with two lines.

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What do 22.5 semi truck aluminum wheels weigh?

9.00x22.5 23-24KGS8.00X22.5 22.5KGSWWW.TUSCOCN.COM

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Why do semi trucks have bigger steering wheels than cars?

It gives the driver more leverage.

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What does wheel base mean for semi trucks?

The length from the middle of the steer wheels to the center point between the drive tandems (for a tandem truck) or center of the single drive axle (on a single axle truck).

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How many lug nuts are on a standard dump truck?

There isn't a "standard" dump truck.. they could be anything from a 1 ton pickup up to 70+ ton off-highway vehicles. For a Class 7 or Class 8 truck for vocational work, most will use a 10 lug setup.

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How many VIN numbers are on a truck?

What's a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)? A vehicle identification numbers (VIN) is a unique code given to each on-road vehicle in the United States.Since 1981, each new car has been given a standardized 17-digit code, which includes a serial number.

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How many inches are there between the wheel wells of a quarter ton pickup truck?

It depends on the vehicle. You can find the specifications in the owner's manual and at many automotive websites such as Edmunds (dot) com.

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How many wheels does a fire truck have?

Fire engines like the Knox 1905, which were built around normal truck frames, started off with four wheels but today the average fire truck can have as many as eight wheels.

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How many wheels does a average straight truck have?

4 wheels on the truck, 1 spare and one steering wheel equals 6.

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Why are semi trucks called?

Semi is actually short for "semi-trailer" truck.A semi is a trailer box with a rear axle but without a front axle.The truck pulling it is called the tractor.The reason for this configuration is that a large portion of the load is carried by the tractor and not on the hitch of the trailer attachment.

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Are semi trucks allowed on Lake Shore Drive?

Trucks are not allowed on Lake Shore Drive.

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How many yards can a 10 wheel dump truck hold?

16 yards is standard20 yards for a 12 wheeler

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How many wheels are there on an eighteen wheeler?

It's a trick question commonly asked of new drivers. The new driver will typically respond that there are 18, at which point, they will be told that they forgot to mention the steering wheel, flywheel, and fifth wheel.

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How many wheel bearings on a car?

Sealed bearings are found on most newer cars, and on the front wheels of trucks and SUVs with independent front suspension.Sealed wheel bearings are engineered for a service life of more than 100,000 miles, and many are capable of going twice that distance.

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How many wheel bearings on a rim?

There are no bearings on an automotive rim.

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How many wheels on a toy car?

Never less than three & usually 4

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How many wheels on a car?

There are 4 wheels on cars but not on all you can get three wheeled carsDon't forget the spare and the steering wheel.

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How long is a semi truck?

For Class 8 truck pulling a 53' trailer, you can expect the length to typically be between 60 and 80 feet, depending on the wheelbase and hood extension of the power unit. With a Volvo VNL730 (with a 233 inch wheelbase) and 48' flatbed with the fifth wheel slid all the way to the rear, I measure ...

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How much is a semi truck worth?

New Semi-Truck Average Costs Semi-trucks, also known as highway trucks, vary widely in price.The cost is influenced by the size of the truck, whether it's a day cab or sleeper, and factors like fuel efficiency, horsepower and cargo capacity.New trucks begin at around $80,000 and run up to $150,0...

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How do you finance a semi truck?

Here's a list of the most important qualifications to get Semi Truck Financing: Credit Score: 600+ (Some will require 660+) (Check your credit for free)Down Payment: 5%+ (10-20% for new owner-operators)Time With CDL License: 5+ Years.Age of Truck: Less than 10 years.Truck Mileage: Less than 7...

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How to back a semi truck?

Stop the truck, shift into reverse, let off the clutch. Or, if you have an automatic, you just push the button for reverse, then take your foot off the brake. As for maneuvering a trailer, turn the wheel to the left to turn the trailer right and vice versa. If you get a diecast model of a semi tr...

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How do you shift a semi truck?

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How many gallons of diesel fuel does a semi truck hold?

Anywhere from 50 to 300, depending on how the buyer had it spec'd out. 240 gallons is pretty common for a line haul OTR truck.

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How is a semi-truck registration?

Expensive and more complicated.

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What are major repairs on a semi truck over a million miles?

At one million miles, it's probably time for an out-of-frame overhaul. As for the rest, it all depends. The truck might still be in great shape by then, and not need any major repairs. Or it may need several.

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How do you replace governor on semi truck air compressor?

Disconnect the air lines to it, unbolt it, installation is opposite of reverse. You should be able to look at it and figure it out.

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How much do new Peterbilt Semi Trucks cost on average?

For a cargo hauler who is looking to purchase a new model of a Peterbilt semi truck, the average asking price is roughly 120,000 United States dollars.

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How do you increase speed on international semi truck?

Well, if you're talking about governed speed, you go to a service center with the software for the engine you have (Navistar, Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, etc.) and have them change the settings. If it's not your truck to do this with, 1: you have no business doing it, and 2: the ECM wil...

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How do you increase speed from 60mph on semi-truck?

Well, we'd first need to figure out the reason why it's only going 60... either it's an EPA2010 truck which has derated due to problems with the aftertreatment system, it's governed at that speed, or it's geared so low that it's all it can do. I'm going to dismiss the third, since I don't think y...

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How do you turn on a passenger side fuel tank on a semi truck?

You don't. The fuel system draws from both tanks concurrently.

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How do you reprogram pcm on semi truck?

Pay several thousands of Dollars for the software, install the software on a compatible laptop, plug the laptop in, and go from there.

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How fast can a semi truck go?

They usually range from 55 to 70 mph.If you own your truck, lot of owners disable the goveners.For insurance reasons some govern them for about 80 mph.

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How long does a semi truck last?

Engines can't last forever.However, the monster engineering that goes into building a semi-truck allows them to last for upwards of 750,000 miles, but some have been known to push a million.Each semi-truck drives an average of 45,000 miles per year, making the average lifetime of a semi-truck 15-...

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How much does a semi truck weigh?

The maximum weight for a U.S.semi truck and full trailer is 80,000 pounds spread over 18 conventional wheels.Out in the wide-open spaces of Australia, however, “road trains” can have four trailers and weigh in excess of 300,000 pounds.How much power does it take to move a fully loaded semi and tr...

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What is a wet kit on a semi truck?

A wet kit on a semi truck means it has a power take off commonly called a PTO, which activates a hydraulic pump making it capable of running accessories like a boom or crane if it is mounted on the truck.

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What is a Jake brake on a semi truck?

It's also known as an engine retarder brake. It opens the exhaust valves in the cylinders after the compression cycle. This releases the trapped air, and slows the vehicle down.Jake brake actually refers to the compression brakes made by Jacobs Vehicle Systems - however, it's become a generic ter...

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What is a governor on a semi truck?

Governors used on today's Semi-trucks fall into two basic categories: speed limiting governors and variable speed or all range governors.Speed limiting governors prevent the truck driver from pushing the vehicle past a certain speed.

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How do you turn on the apu unit on a semi truck?

Depends on what unit you have. Typically, you have to have the key in the off position, and then you hit a button on the control box in the sleeper to turn the APU on. Depending on your settings, the APU might be set up to only operate within a certain temperature range.

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Why are semi trucks 53 feet long?

Rumor has it it's because of the trailer.As you all know, your trailer doesn't have front wheels, so it can only go places when connected to your tractor.Hence, the name “semi-trailer.” Semi-trailers are generally about 53 feet long, minus the cab.

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How many axles are in a truck?

How Many Axles Does a Truck Have? The number of axles on a truck depends on the type of truck and can range from two to five axles, but If there are additional trailers attached to the truck, the number of axles may exceed five.The average four-wheel truck has two axles, while 18-wheel trucks hav...

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What are the plastic looking spacers between the drive tires on a semi truck?

You mean between the rims? That's exactly what they are - spacers. Unnecessary ones, at that.

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What are 3.55 rears best for in a semi truck?

Regular freight transport with standard STAA sized trucks on varying cross country routes. If you're running dedicated routes in fairly flat states, you might prefer 3.25 or 3.36 rears. If you're running dedicated in mountainous terrain, 3.70 or 3.90 rears might suit you better.

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Where are the vin numbers located on a international semi truck?

On a sticker inside the door frame. If that's worn off, the VIN number will be on the vehicle registration.

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What does check for overdrive mean on a semi truck?

It means that the truck in question has an overdrive transmission, as opposed to a direct drive transmission. All other things being equal, a truck with a direct drive and 2.64 rear ends is pretty much equivalent to running a .74 OD transmission and 3.58 rear ends.

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