Stuck With Super Singles

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Andhe78, I run a 2015 Cascadia with automatic trans, and a tag axle and am based in the Chicago suburbs. I feel your pain on tag axle winter driving. They flat out suck on ice, and getting started in deep snow is just a delight. I got stuck on a city street last winter while bobtail. Parked for my 10, got drifted around, and couldn't for the life of me get out. Tow hooks stay on all winter long... my unit has "Load Transfer" which rearranges the weight balance to put more weight onto the powered drive axle, supposedly.

I carry a small aluminum shovel (brand name of bear claw maybe?) that retracts onto itself to keep it compact enough for the sidebox. I also carry a container of kitty litter, but with only one powered axle it's touch and go as to whether it helps.

Good luck.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Andhe78, ...

Ooops… Original Poster was JosephJ… sorry bout that.

000's Comment
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Ain't nothing fast & easy about throwing iron on super singles!! 🤬

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I wasn’t talking about a set of regular chains. STRAP ON TIRE CHAINS. Look them up.

Wish I had known about these last year. Got stuck twice in parking lots, both in MI. Had to throw on regular chains both times to get out. Worst part is that after 1 hour to get unstuck at one place, a front loader showed up to pull out another truck that got stuck too. Talk about pouring salt on a wound.

Super Singles:

A single, wide wheel substituted for a tandem (two wheel) assembly. The main benefit of a super single is a reduction in weight and lower rolling resistance which provide better fuel economy. The disadvantage is the lack of tire redundancy (or a 'backup tire' in case of a blowout) from which tandem wheels benefit. A tire blowout is more dangerous with a super single and can not be driven on.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

John P.'s Comment
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A bag of rock salt will melt the ice

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Ain't nothing fast & easy about throwing iron on super singles!! 🤬

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I wasn’t talking about a set of regular chains. STRAP ON TIRE CHAINS. Look them up.

Super Singles:

A single, wide wheel substituted for a tandem (two wheel) assembly. The main benefit of a super single is a reduction in weight and lower rolling resistance which provide better fuel economy. The disadvantage is the lack of tire redundancy (or a 'backup tire' in case of a blowout) from which tandem wheels benefit. A tire blowout is more dangerous with a super single and can not be driven on.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

000's Comment
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Tried that. One hour later it still hadn't worked. Chains got me rolling.

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