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3 Stick Shifting in the Kenworth W900L

3y ago

Truck driving, years ago, was not as easy as it is now with all the new technology coming out every day. If you want to know what it was like to drive a Kenworth W900L truck back in the day, here’s how they did it.

The truck is setup with 3 sticks, one for each function. One for the gear, one for the splitter, and one for hi/low range. Now days, everyone is switching over to automatic transmissions, because it’s easier for drivers to learn and there is less reliability on the trucking companies.

At times, the driver even has to use both hands to move one lever out of gear and the next into gear. For beginners it may look like a confusing concept but, after a little bit of practice, it becomes almost second nature as you can tell after by this driver. Even if you have no idea what’s going on in the video and only understand the basic concepts, it still fun to watch!

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Comments (42)

  • The Fast and the Furious gear boxes finally explained.

      3 years ago
  • "because this is a hard job...change gear, change gear, change gear, check your mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, change gear, murder, check your mirror...that's a lot of effort in a day."

      3 years ago
  • Looks like something out of a Fast & Furious movie

      3 years ago
  • All this work and he's probably delivering snuggies

      3 years ago
  • we do this with two buttons on a single stick

      3 years ago