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Driving tips for a Road Ranger gearbox

A Road Ranger gearbox is a non-synchro manual gearbox used in many American and Asian trucks. We covered how to change gear using a Road Ranger previously. Road Rangers take some practice to get used to and there are many

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How do you drive an 18-speed Road Ranger gearbox?

Many American and some Asian prime movers and heavy rigid (HR) trucks have a gearbox from Eaton called the Fuller Road Ranger. Common formats are 9, 13, 15 and 18 gears. These extra ratios give you much more control with

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When should you change gear?

Advanced drivers will choose to change gears more than novice drivers because changing gear is about being in the right gear for the needs of the driver. Drivers of manual cars need to change gears all the time, whereas drivers

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Manual or automatic? What should you learn in?

When you are learning to drive, if you learn in a car with an automatic gearbox you won’t be allowed to drive a manual car. If you learn with a manual gearbox, you’ll be able to drive both an automatic

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