3 stick shifting
Ken is producing trucks that move America. Those Huge trucks with enormously long hoods are iconic. When somebody tells “American Truck” we have in mind – Kenworth. This icon of truck building is has various modifications, from cement truck to road train. You probably, understand what king of road trains I am speaking about: those small houses on the wheels. Actually, truckers are living in threir trucks, that`s why they are comfortable with big rooms.Kenworth W900L is the legendary truck… Actualy the brand KEnworth is legendary.
3 stick shifting
There is no other truck in the World, which can provide such a big room for the driver. You can travel with whole family. European trucks have only space for sleeping. What about safety? Huge hood means about two meters of life for driver. I agree, visibility is quite bad, but in fact this gives access to the engine without lifting the cabin.To run this monster Kenworth equipped its truck with gearbox that has 16-gears. There are a lot of videos, where driver operates two sticks, actually for me it is the higher mathematics. I know, that those are gears with halfs, but how to use this diabolic mechanism I just don`t understand.
I am interested how drivers operates all this stuff on serpentine road, because he need to release the steering wheel? However this driver made my brain blow, because he has three sticks, in the cabin, and he operates them without confusion. Guys, if somebody understand how does it work, please tell me about it. It`s quite interesting. I was asking trucker, who are running European Trucks, some of them heard about it, but only one told me, that this is an old-school gearbox, and who can operate this two sticks gearbox – is considered true truck driver.
That`s really mind blowing!