Some automatic class 8-9 trivia. We left Daytona, Fla. heading for Sanoma, Calif. for the next race. We are getting fuel in middle of No/Where Texas. ( believe me ,,Just miles & miles of Texas)).
The tractor was a Freightshaker. I start the truck and wow it will not go into gear. ( computer automatic), So, We call the " Hot Line "........... It wound up , I believe we had to unhook the batts. and leave it set for a few mins. This truck also had the side Radar.
The truck I had you could not skip gears at any time. At times it is nice to skip gears when empty or in traffic or leaving a red light going down a hill.
But going to the Vegas track,,,,, The big long hill from Henderson NV to town. Kicked it out of gear and the G.P.S. said I got up to 102-104 MPH.
That was the fastest I have ever been in a Conventional Petercar with a 53 Ft. Tlr.
full of T.V. stuff. I am done, I still like an 18 or a 22.
In Texas on a cool night on 10. When you are running 75-80 MPH. You and your truck are a giant traveling " Road Block ", Fact not Fiction.