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  1. I'm old enough to know more, but I have forgetful mind in my old age. I bought a real clean 80 r-model dump truck couple years ago, 2 stick 6 speed. A Mack mechanic at dealership told me to never ever do any thing other than when leaving pit, use first gear, low range, shift to high range on highway and just drive it like 5 speed. Well, bout the last month I been shifting 1,2,3 low, then go to high side after winding 3 low out, gear ratios are spaced closer like that, faster recovery time, less jet black smoke, and nary a scratch of any kind at all. I even downshift high to low sometimes on certain road conditions, no scratches at all. My question my friends, am I messing up? Doesn't seem to bother trans at all, and truck stays in a cleaner powerband. I think that dealership mechanic was full of doodoo,,what y'all think? randyp

  2. Yes, I bought a Pintle trailer that will do all I need to do, really nice 25 ton Interstate with electric over hydraulic ramp. I can pull it with dump truck so don't have to have a "dedicated" haul truck, less insurance, registration, etc. I retired olé Killer, sure hated to, love that olé truck, me and him made lotsa tracks around here. randyp

  3. heh hehe,, still doing lots of site work, I gave up buzzard wrestling, too hard to get that "smell" outta clothes. The boy doing just great, school going good, good grades and all. We are bout ready for a break from rain here, been raining like crazy since January! Hope you and family are all doing well,,,randyp

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