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posted 11/9/2010 12:08:57 AM |
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  sawduster

just out of curiosity, how many of you know the number of brakes on a typical tractor trailer rig? and truckers, please stay out of this one for a bit. you know the answer.

i just want to check a theory of mine. so say what you think it is right now and don't think about the question.

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ksk72

Nov 9 @ 12:35AM  
Had to laugh at myself. I was married to a trucker and his dad was a trucker and hell if I know exactly. I think there are two types of brakes on the truck itself and brakes on the trailer. Where and how many sets I have no clue.
1bunny629

Nov 9 @ 12:53AM  
common sense tells me a brake for every gear or a break per ton....
somnium

Nov 9 @ 1:59AM  
how many of you know the number of brakes on a typical tractor trailer rig?

Hmmm... well... ummmm- damn... ohhh, I know................ all of them!!!

I know... I'ma smart ass!!


sawduster

Nov 9 @ 2:09AM  
hmmm, not many guesses. this will be an educational thing in the end, and i have more planned to go along with the answer. so feel free to guess, and comment. right now, i think i'm going to bed.
tassie1

Nov 9 @ 5:27AM  
that thing in the background of my profile pic might be a bit of a hint, so I'm gonna throw a curve ball into the mix.....
depends on if your only counting wheel brakes doesn't it ?
budman701

Nov 9 @ 6:31AM  
it all depends on the number of axels and most trucks dont have breaks on the front
Wordsofwit

Nov 9 @ 7:37AM  
It all depends on the number of axels and most trucks dont have breaks on the front

What he said.
onehornytoad69

Nov 9 @ 8:11AM  
I'll not comment since I have taken the "Brake" Pretest!

sawduster

Nov 9 @ 8:54AM  
five axles, two brakes per axle. ten wheel brakes total. don't count the jake, or engine brake. and yes they do have front brakes. or they better have, if a truck gets pulled in at the scales or stopped on the hiway for a DOT inspection, they had all better be working.

now, how many thought heck, that's easy, 18 brakes? and with so many brakes, a truck can stop in no time or distance. go ahead, raise your hands.

and to keep you from becomg bored with this, driving and trucks it is something i put up here over 2 years ago.
sugarnspice005

Nov 9 @ 9:41AM  
Ha!! I know the answer! It's 10. A set of 2 on each axle. My sister was dating someone who drove a truck.
SweetWineO

Nov 9 @ 10:06AM  
I had no clue how many brakes.....however I have been a passenger a time or two and know that tractor trailers can not stop in a flash. Maybe more ppl should be a passenger and know the dangers of pulling out in front especially when getting onto a highway. Since I had my riding experience, I always give the curtisy to all drivers. Don't get me wrong, there are some that clearly take advantage of the size of their trailer and piss me off......glad those are few and far between. God Bless you all....Keep on Truckin !!!
wissadp

Nov 9 @ 2:12PM  
i know there are also engine brakes as well

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