New Truck :)

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Big T's Comment
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I got to move in to a 2020 Freightliner. It doesn't have a trolley break, but other than that it seems pretty decent. More space inside compared to my international.

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Nice! You definitely have a knack for photography!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Big T, what is a trolley break (or, brake)?

Turtle's Comment
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Very nice!

Big T's Comment
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Dang i did spell it wrong. Smh.

The trolley brake is usually a T handle that only operates the trailer brakes. Useful for sliding tandems , checking service brakes, and getting out of a Jack knife.

Big T, what is a trolley break (or, brake)?

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

G-Town's Comment
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Big T, what is a trolley break (or, brake)?

AKA Johnson Bar. It’s a T shaped lever that when pulled down, applies full air pressure to the service brakes for the trailer tandems only. Very effective, more so than the tandem spring brakes for sliding tandems and setting the 5th wheel.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Army 's Comment
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Congrats on your new Truck. Looks nice.

G-Town's Comment
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That is nice Big T. We’re getting 20s into 7030, all in “Wally Blue”. I’ll post a picture soon...I will however miss the LW with 600k on it I’ve been tooling around in...nimble and highly maneuverable in close quarters.

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Progress I guess. Good luck with your ride! Safe travels.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Nice truck Big T.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Purty!

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