[DMCForum] Re: Progressive Shifting
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[DMCForum] Re: Progressive Shifting

Dear God, please don't let Jim Strickland see this...

Bill Robertson

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Dore" <dmcjohn@xxxx> wrote:
> from caterpliiar.com:
> My dealer suggests I use progressive shifting to improve my fuel
> economy ... what is it?
> Shift keeping rpm to a minimum and use only enough rpm to pick up the
> next gear. Progressive shifting also reduces acceleration time, and
> top gear is reached sooner because it takes less time to synchronize
> gears during shifting and the engine is operating at its highest
> torque range.
> John
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxx> wrote:
> > Speaking of tractor-trailer drivers, Bill, do you know
> what "Progressive
> > shifting" is? The question came up on "Car Talk" last week and
> nobody
> > seems to know an answer. Somebody recommended it to a truck driver.
> >
> > Farrar
> >
> > content22207 wrote:
> > > Coincidentally I just showed a fellow at the railroad here who
> drives
> > > CDL for us these HP threads. He howled with laughter. Tractor
> trailer
> > > drivers try to hover around 1,500 RPM. How's THAT for low end
> power...

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