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Slingoslingo 01-19-2022 08:38 AM

New Thor 2022 R40 Freightliner Chassis - Engine Brake?
 
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If anyone can give some input on how to use the engine brake. This does not have a TAG Axle. 40 feet. I called Freightliner and they were not very much help or as much help as the dealer.

Watched a few videos that helped explain some items.

Question - Stalk or stick on right has Manual and Automatic modes. Dont think I use these going down a hill. I want to use engine brake. Video says click stick down (stalk on right of steering wheel) which green light goes on and shows "High" only. Video says it you can click again to get High-Medium-Low??

I can only get a High reading?? It does slow the rig down going down a pass but on a really steep one I would want Medium at least.

Does it offer this option or just "High"? or do I have to use my manual setting for transmission to help slow?? Confusing.

See attached pic of dash and stalk......

Any help on braking going down a hill with a 40K Lbs rig would help.

Thx.

filterbiz 01-21-2022 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Slingoslingo (Post 6054507)
If anyone can give some input on how to use the engine brake. This does not have a TAG Axle. 40 feet. I called Freightliner and they were not very much help or as much help as the dealer.

Watched a few videos that helped explain some items.

Question - Stalk or stick on right has Manual and Automatic modes. Dont think I use these going down a hill. I want to use engine brake. Video says click stick down (stalk on right of steering wheel) which green light goes on and shows "High" only. Video says it you can click again to get High-Medium-Low??

I can only get a High reading?? It does slow the rig down going down a pass but on a really steep one I would want Medium at least.

Does it offer this option or just "High"? or do I have to use my manual setting for transmission to help slow?? Confusing.

See attached pic of dash and stalk......

Any help on braking going down a hill with a 40K Lbs rig would help.

Thx.

If I remember right there are 4 positions
Off
Auto
Low
High


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