What is a wet kit on a semi truck?

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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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Wet kits on trailers why?

usually to run a dump box or a power tail gate

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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 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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Where is the VIN number on a semi truck?

The VIN is printed on the "Tire, Rim, Certification and Weight Rating Data Label" on tractors (semis).For trucks that are not fully assembled, it's found on the "Incomplete Vehicle Certification Label."

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What is a semi trailer dump truck?

The dumping mechanism is a part of the trailer. It could be end, belly, or side dumps.

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Where is the serial number on a semi truck?

The VIN is usually on the chassis. If it's a used truck, there'll almost certainly be enough grease and road grime on the frame rails to make finding it something of a nightmare. The date plate inside the driver's side door frame should also contain the VIN number.

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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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What drive axle pulls constant on a semi truck?

Most semi tractors with three axles are a 6x4 configuration, also referred to as 'twin screw'. On these, power is transmitted from the engine to a power divider, which is basically a differential. The power divider has outputs going to both drive axles, and supplies power to both drive axles cons...

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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 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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What is ice shifting semi truck gears?

I've been a Class A CDL holder for over a decade, and have never heard of this expression.It may either be a reference to how you shift in icy conditions, or it may be another way of saying "floating" gears. For the former, I'd advise you to do a web search - it's a bit of a long explanation, and...

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What is the worlds fastest semi truck?

I've seen one on youtube that basically was jet propelled and it did the 1/4 mile in 6.99 seconds.

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What is the best semi truck engine?

Best Semi Truck Engine (Class 8) International LoneStar.Kenworth T660.Western Star 4900.Volvo VNL Series (eg. 760, 740)Peterbilt 389, 579, 587.Mack Pinnacle.Freightliner Cascadia.

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What is the most expensive semi truck?

Top 10 Most Expensive Trucks New Freightliner Cascadia. Volvo VNL 780. International Lonestar. Scania R730 V8. Mack Titan. Volvo FH16. Price Tag:Around $170,000. Kenworth W900: The most expensive trucks designed in USA. Price Tag:Around $180,000. Mercedes-Benz Actros: The most expensiv...

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What is the heaviest semi truck?

The Tractomas TR 10 x 10 D100 by the Nicolas Industrie SAS, France, is the world's largest semi-truck with a total weight of 71 tonnes and was launched in France on 28 October 2005.The truck is 12,620 mm long, 3,480 mm wide and 4,515 mm high.

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What is a concern of mounting the air cleaner under the hood on a semi truck?

nothing most of them are under the hood

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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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What is the oldest semi truck?

Alexander Winton, in Cleveland, Ohio invented the semi-truck in 1898 and sold his first manufactured semi-truck in 1899.

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What is the width of a semi-truck?

The power unit itself will be 96 inches at the most. In the US, trailers can be 102 inches wide.

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What is required to be a semi truck driver?

You will need to apply for a CDL license, the minimum age is usually 21 but states do vary, I recommend to call you local DMV for more information ond the CDL license.

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What is the average price of a used semi-truck?

It will depend on the condition and model of the truck. You can find them as low as $8000, going up to $40,000. Because of the high cost of gas, the market has been flooded.

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How is a semi-truck registration?

Expensive and more complicated.

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What is the carrying volume of a semi truck trailer?

how many case loads of bottled water can this semi truck practically haul?A typical semi-trailer should not be expressed by 12.5x8x40 because a typical semi-trailer is bound by dept. of Transportation regulations that say max height is 13ft 6in and max width is 8ft 6 in. If there were 12.5 feet o...

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What is gvw for semi trucks?

Gross Vehicle Weight. It's actually GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. This is the total weight the vehicle is rated for by the manufacturer.

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What is oil capacity for semi-truck?

11 gallons, give or take.

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What is the best semi truck?

There are many different opinions. Peterbilt makes some sturdy semi trucks and is a popular choice. There are also several other options.

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Do semi truck have caytlicconverter on them?

No. They have other exhaust regulation devices, such as the EGR (exhaust gas regulator), DPF (diesel particulate filter), and DEF (diesel exhaust fluid).

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Where is the air tanks on semi truck?

On the underside of the truck. Depending on make, model, and year, there'll typically be either two or three tanks on the power unit, or it may be a single tank compartmentalized into three sections. The specific location varies between make and model.

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What is the turn radius on a gas tanker semi truck?

That depends on the wheelbase of the power unit.

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What is the life span of a semi truck?

Several million miles based on how it is maintained. Usually requires an engine rebuild every 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 mi.

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What is the average speed of a semi truck?

The average speed of trucks on selected interstate highways is between 50 and 60 miles per hour (mph).The average operating speed of trucks is typically below 55 mph in major urban areas, border crossings, and in mountainous terrain.

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What is the length of a semi truck?

In the United States, the average length of a semi-trailer without the cab is 53 feet, and with the cab is about 70 to 80 feet.The maximum these trucks haul is 80,000 pounds.

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What is the maximum width a semi truck can haul?

Without requiring a permit, 102 inches. As for what it's capable of hauling, it's all a matter of what can be balanced.

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What is the gross weight of a semi truck?

Weight maximums are 20,000 lb (9,100 kg) on a single axle, 34,000 lb (15,000 kg) on a tandem, and 80,000 lb (36,000 kg) total for any vehicle or combination.There is a maximum width of 8.5 ft (2.6 m) and no maximum height.Roads other than the Interstates are regulated by the individual states, an...

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What is a semi truck called in England?

The very large North American truck, often called a "semi", that pulls shipping containers or other large dry cargo containers on a flatbed fitted with wheels is an articulated lorry or sometimes, a juggernaut.

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What is the average size of a semi truck tire?

Usually, it'll be XXX/75R22.5 or XXX/80R22.5, with "XXX" being 275, 285, or 295. On a 22.5 inch wheel with a 75 aspect ratio, it'll have a diameter of 39.33 inches. With an 80 aspect ratio, it'll have a diameter of 40.45 inches. A 24.5 inch wheel and tire will have a diameter of 41.33 inches with...

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What is the horsepower of a semi truck engine?

Anywhere from 350 to over 600, and that doesn't include what can be achieved with modifications.

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What is the life expectancy of a semi truck?

Each semi-truck drives an average of 45,000 miles per year, making the average lifetime of a semi-truck 15-16 years.

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When to change shocks on semi truck?

There really isn't a set interval for this. How fast your shocks wear is going to depend on the quality of the shocks you use, and what you do with your truck. If you use your truck for sitework and drive on a lot of access roads, logging trails, and the like, you'll work your shocks more than a ...

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Can a semi truck run on 1 gallon of fuel?

In the tanks, no - fuel level won't be high enough for the pickup tube to pick up the fuel. You could run it briefly if you filled up the fuel filters.

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How many wheels are on a semi-truck?

They differ , but the answer your lookong for is 18.

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Are all semi-trucks on diesel?

All modern ones are, yes.

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What is the Most miles ever put on a semi truck?

I know of no world record for miles on a semi truck. I know of one that has over 3 million miles on the odometer but I would bet there are some with even more.

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What is the average cost of a semi truck?

80,000 to 100,000 US dollars

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What is normal oil pressure for a semi truck?

Varies by engine. A Cummins will run about 40 at idle, whereas a PACCAR MX will run about 80.my cat c13 runs about 30

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What is the front of a semi truck called?

The answer is pretty simple: semi-truck or semi is actually short for semi-trailer truck.The “semi” part of the title has nothing to do with the size of the big rig, but everything to do with what the tractor is pulling behind it.

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What makes speedometer stop working on semi trucks?

Usually it's a bad speed sensor.

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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 does rear end and gear mean on semi truck?

Short answer, the number of driveshaft rotations to achieve one full rotation of the axles. E.g, a truck with a 3.55:1 gear ratio requires 3.55 turns of the driveshaft to turn the axle shafts one full rotation.

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What does a body lift kit do to a truck?

Lifts a trucks body with spacers between the body and frame. Allows for bigger tires. Does not increase ground clearance.

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Mass of a semi truck?

The average mass is 14,000 to 20,000 lbs. You can find the mass of a semi truck by visiting a nearby weigh station. The truck should not contain any other item or luggage while on the scale.

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Is it legal to weld a frame on a semi truck?

Kind of a grey area. If you don't do it right and DOT notices, you'll get hammered. Furthermore, the frame is heat treated, which is why the manufacturers state that you should not weld on or drill through the frame - you could very easily end up making it worse.

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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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What should you do if your on a steep downhill grade in a semi truck?

Downshift, use the Jake-brake if applicable, DO NOT pump the brakes, My Version of the answer: Safe operation of a truck on a steep grade for a good operator requires planning. 1st Pay attention to the signs about steep grades 6% and more are usually marked. 2nd Learn what gear is most appropriat...

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What is the average length of a semi truck just the truck unit cab?

An average semi 'tractor' is about 30 feet long.

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What does the term 'semi' in semi truck refer to?

Well the more correct term would be 'semi Trailer-Truck' or something to that capacity. It means that it is both a large truck and partial trailer in the sense that it has the capacity of a large hauling truck and a small living quarter for a person travelling to rest in when they are stopped at ...

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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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What stores offer a truck lift kit for sale?

Transamerican Wholesale, Performace4Trucks, TruckAddOns, and PurPerformance are just some of the online stores that offer truck lift kits for sale. Kits can also be purchased from Ebay, the popular online auction website.

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What is the best truck suspension lift kit?

Below I've outlined the top selling lift kits online, so you can stop shopping and get back out on the road. Skyjacker 4″ Lift Pallet Kit – TJ401BPH. Rough Country 2.5″ Suspension Lift Kit – 570S. Pro Comp 3″ Lift Kit – K5075B. Daystar Comfort Ride Strut and Coil Spring Spacer Lift Kit – K...

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Is it legal to remove the governor on a semi truck?

Depends on the laws where you are. Speed governors are mandated by law in some provinces of Canada, Europe, and other countries. Speed governors are a matter of company and insurance policy in the US. In modern, electronically controlled trucks, the speed governor isn't an actual physical object ...

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What is the most fuel efficient semi truck?

Many truckers believe the Cascadia gets the best mpg. I hear truckers say they get about 7 mpg on the open road with them. http://www.freightlinertrucks.com/trucks/find-by-model/cascadia/default.aspx

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What is the fastest street legal semi-truck?

The speed of a semi truck is determined by the powerplant, transmission, and rear end gear ratios. Take three trucks.. let's say, in this case, three Freightliner Classic XLS... they have the same motor, same transmission, but different rear end gear ratios. One truck has 3.36 rear ends, one truc...

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What semi truck engine is the better engine?

Mileage, cost, reliability... pick two.

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What license is require for Semi truck repo?

Class B CDL if you're only repossessing the power unit, Class A CDL if you'll be repossessing entire combinations or repossessing them with a wrecker.

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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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Is there a scanguage device for class 8 semi trucks?

Not currently... nobody makes an OBD reader compatible with the SAE J1939 interface... supposedly in the next year or two, OBDIII will be adopted and standardized all across... automobiles, heavy equipment, heavy duty trucks, etc. Then a simple OBD scanner will probably be available. Until then, ...

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Why is the floorboard of my truck wet?

Water present on the floorboard is usually caused by one of two things.Water is circulated into the passenger compartment through the heater core.The heater core is heated by the engine coolant.If this hose becomes restricted, the water that condenses on the evaporator core will leak into the pas...

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Can a semi truck go 150mph?

It's possible, but we're talking about something designed specifically for racing events... you won't find one of the highway which can run quite that fast.

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Does general motors manufacture a semi truck?

General Motors sold their Class 8 truck production line to Volvo A.B. in 1988, effectively taking them out of that market. The Top Kick was available in semi truck configuration (single axle, suitable for beverage distribution, local P&D, etc. - not for long haul applications) until 2009.

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Where could I buy a semi truck?

I am not totally sure where you could buy a truck like that. First of all you'll need the proper licence like an AZ/DZ or something. You should start in www.Autotrader.com or www.trucktrader.com

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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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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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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 long is the semi truck?

That depends...In the US, a 'normal' long-haul truck pulls a trailer of 48 or 53 feet long, and the tractor is between, say, 15 and 22 feet long, with 3 to 5 feet of overlap, depending on the fifth wheel settings... So, it might get to 75 feet long.In some states, a truck might pull one 53 foot t...

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What is a hand valve on a semi?

The trailer hand valve (also called the trolley valve or Johnson bar) works the trailer brakes.The trailer hand valve is used only to test the trailer brakes.It is not used in driving because of the danger of making the trailer skid.The foot brake sends air to all of the brakes on the vehicle inc...

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What travel agent is the cheepest for semi trucks?

They don't use travel agents, they use freight brokers.

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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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What is the best engine for semi truck?

Best Semi Truck Engine (Class 8) International LoneStar.Kenworth T660.Western Star 4900.Volvo VNL Series (eg. 760, 740)Peterbilt 389, 579, 587.Mack Pinnacle.Freightliner Cascadia.

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What age to ride in a semi truck?

It depends on local legislation

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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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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 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 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 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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Where can I find more information on semi truck leasing?

Under $1000 per month for the best truck leasing deal around. Lone Mountain Truck Leasing has great lease deals without the hassle. ... Commercial Truck Leasing. Are you tired of the hype? Have you had

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Used Semi Trucks ?

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What would cause bouncing at high speeds on a semi truck?

Bad mount on the steers, worn/loose/damaged steering components, axles out of alignment.

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Where can I find information on Semi Truck leasing?

You can look into semi truck leasing from companies such as Penske and Ryder. You can also look in the yellow pages for your area and find local companies that do semi truck leasing as well.

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How high off the ground is a semi truck trailer?

— or, lets say standard height from the ground to the top of the trailer will be 58 inches.Standard dock height is usually about 48 [inches] or 4 feet, cause there — vans are used more for docks, so — but they have a way, a leveler, for Flatbeds to get off on a dock also.

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Is it better to lease or buy a semi truck?

When semi truck lease vs.purchase is considered from the financial viewpoint, buying a semi truck is more beneficial than leasing due to equity it provides and because it often ends up being cheaper than leasing in the long run.Nevertheless, owning a truck is capital-intensive as well.

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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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