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Old 03-18-2016, 05:41 PM   #29
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Twinboat, mission accomplished, Yes? No?
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Yes. Jacobs makes 2 kinds of engine retarder systems.
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It's mine, I paid for it , I can call it whatever I want. I have an exhaust brake but call it a jake and people understand what you mean. It helps slow down the coach.
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Compression brakes harness some of the engine's horsepower to actively slow down the vehicle. I think that for my 425 HP CAT, Jacobs claims that ~300HP can be used to slow it with the Jake brake.
On our rig Cummins says up to 600hp for braking. And frankly I have yet to find a highway grade I need to use the high setting.
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