Questions I'm Afraid To Ask

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MC1371's Comment
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I know most of us are company drivers but figure I'm not the first to ask.

1. Large cow catchers. Doesn't that add a ton of weight to the steer axel?

2. 8+ inch stacks. Doesn't that get loud and annoying on long trips?

3 8+ inch stacks. How do they not fill with rain when parked in a rain storm?

Bud A.'s Comment
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I helped lift a big deer guard into place while it was bolted down. It took three of us to lift and hold it, so I don't think it weighed more than 500 pounds.

Matt 's Comment
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Surprisingly the new ones are pretty lite. I really don't know how much but we have to lift them from their pivet point which is normally flat.and have had to take a couple off for maintenance. Here is a question I'm afraid to ask because its so general I should know it. When youre in construction and they have a lane blocked off than they have the cones moved to the side where both lanes are open is the speed limit still 55 until you reach the end construction sign?

MC1371's Comment
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Surprisingly the new ones are pretty lite. I really don't know how much but we have to lift them from their pivet point which is normally flat.and have had to take a couple off for maintenance. Here is a question I'm afraid to ask because its so general I should know it. When youre in construction and they have a lane blocked off than they have the cones moved to the side where both lanes are open is the speed limit still 55 until you reach the end construction sign?

Yes. Speed is limited to posted speed until you hit the sign.

Some places love writing tickets in that 1/4 mile gap.

Sambo's Comment
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I too, am curious about the stacks in rain.

I'm assuming that if the truck is running, the pipes are not enough to evaporate the water on contact, but what about when the truck is not running? I'm going to assume there is a water vent somewhere?

Sambo's Comment
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...hot enough....

Diver Driver's Comment
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The big stacks collect the rain water, then it burns off, thus also removing the soot from the pipes. If I'm lying in dying.smile.gif

Unholychaos's Comment
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Surprisingly the new ones are pretty lite. I really don't know how much but we have to lift them from their pivet point which is normally flat.and have had to take a couple off for maintenance. Here is a question I'm afraid to ask because its so general I should know it. When youre in construction and they have a lane blocked off than they have the cones moved to the side where both lanes are open is the speed limit still 55 until you reach the end construction sign?

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Yes. Speed is limited to posted speed until you hit the sign.

Some places love writing tickets in that 1/4 mile gap.

My trainer when I was training in Gary IN thought the speed limit changed as soon as you saw the sign. Maybe that's the chicago mentality?

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