How To Shift Eaton Fuller 6 Speed Transmission Correctly?

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Victor K.'s Comment
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What i mean correctly i mean like what mph to upshift or downshift with this 6 speed. I have seen the popular 10 speed eaton fuller like ar 25mph u should be in 7th gear since 2+5 is 7 so so forth. Does anyone know about 6 speed tranny? Im training to get my cdl A and im a bit scared to go higher gears to reach the actual 25mph speed limit in new york like i like to stay in 3rd gear which seems to reach 20 mph around 2000 rpms. Thinking about trying to train in auto truck and get a restriction since from what im hearing majority if not all major carriers are using automatic.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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What i mean correctly i mean like what mph to upshift or downshift with this 6 speed. I have seen the popular 10 speed eaton fuller like ar 25mph u should be in 7th gear since 2+5 is 7 so so forth. Does anyone know about 6 speed tranny? Im training to get my cdl A and im a bit scared to go higher gears to reach the actual 25mph speed limit in new york like i like to stay in 3rd gear which seems to reach 20 mph around 2000 rpms. Thinking about trying to train in auto truck and get a restriction since from what im hearing majority if not all major carriers are using automatic.

Hi, Victor~

Hope this helps:

Eaton Fuller 6 Speed Shifting

Where are you training, with such a tranny? Just wondering.

Personally, I wouldn't get the restriction, if it's avoidable. I'd mire through on the 6 speed, since you obviously understand the 7 speed, it seems.

Best to ya!

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Listening to the RPM's and matching the speed ur going...It takes practice to get it down. But not too hard. Heck I drive my civic 5 speed, all my old VWs rarely using a clutch except 1st n 2nd slowing down....

Used my GFs 1966 beetle @ 16 for my first drive test at DMV , barely passed.

Because the examiner dude didn't like my speed shifting. Told him "Bro you need to wind out each gear to get up to speed" lol

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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