What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton splitter gear bo
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Krishen wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:22 pm Before my time that
your to young for everything young whipper snapper lol
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Jimmicge wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:23 pm
Krishen wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:22 pm Before my time that
your to young for everything young whipper snapper lol
lol
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Krishen wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:23 pm
Jimmicge wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:23 pm
Krishen wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:22 pm Before my time that
your to young for everything young whipper snapper lol
lol
JCB's very own ERF's.
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Krishen wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:23 pm
Jimmicge wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:23 pm
Krishen wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:22 pm Before my time that
your to young for everything young whipper snapper lol
lol
Too good for a shunter🙄
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Davirunn wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:26 pm
Krishen wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:23 pm
Jimmicge wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:23 pm

your to young for everything young whipper snapper lol
lol
Too good for a shunter🙄
Streetshites belong at a scrapyard 😂
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Modern drivers probably don't care about out dated technology anyway.
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Colin Pickering show em How's it's done
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Rendenc wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:29 pmLike like
beats the streetshites at first
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Krishen wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:29 pm
Rendenc wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:29 pmLike like
beats the streetshites at first
hey I'm just the fan of steering with an effort in place lol
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Does it have lifting 5th wheel?
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Vladaq22 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:31 pm Does it have lifting 5th wheel?
yes it's still being used for yard shunting
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Post by Cartero »

Jimmicge wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:31 pm
Vladaq22 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:31 pm Does it have lifting 5th wheel?
yes it's still being used for yard shunting
i know what to do with a Eaton twin, my first truck had one when I was at hunts transport 1989 lol
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Vladaq22 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:31 pm Does it have lifting 5th wheel?
No 😂😂
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Modern trucks have autos, teach a modern driver how to use a splitter box and they'll be able to. You old boys aren't some sort of wizards with mad skills that can't be learnt by anyone born after 1978 ffs.
Nice truck.
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GronowXp wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:38 pm Modern trucks have autos, teach a modern driver how to use a splitter box and they'll be able to. You old boys aren't some sort of wizards with mad skills that can't be learnt by anyone born after 1978 ffs.
Nice truck.
bet he also went to Iraq and back in 2 days with a backload
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Kieecto wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:48 pm
GronowXp wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:38 pm Modern trucks have autos, teach a modern driver how to use a splitter box and they'll be able to. You old boys aren't some sort of wizards with mad skills that can't be learnt by anyone born after 1978 ffs.
Nice truck.
bet he also went to Iraq and back in 2 days with a backload
If I had pound for every time I heard Eaton twin splitter mentioned in a truck stop....
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GronowXp wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:38 pm Modern trucks have autos, teach a modern driver how to use a splitter box and they'll be able to. You old boys aren't some sort of wizards with mad skills that can't be learnt by anyone born after 1978 ffs.
Nice truck.
modern truck have auto gearboxes because a manual gearbox is extra money now days and a Eaton twin splitter gearbox was great when it worked right but if you missed a gear or got stopped you had to stop and start again
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GronowXp wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:38 pm Modern trucks have autos, teach a modern driver how to use a splitter box and they'll be able to. You old boys aren't some sort of wizards with mad skills that can't be learnt by anyone born after 1978 ffs.
Nice truck.
well said! the same superstars cant pair the phone up to radio with Bluetooth 🙄😂
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GronowXp wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:38 pm Modern trucks have autos, teach a modern driver how to use a splitter box and they'll be able to. You old boys aren't some sort of wizards with mad skills that can't be learnt by anyone born after 1978 ffs.
Nice truck.
As an old boy, I fully agree with your sentiments.
It’s a ridiculous statement.
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Modern drivers also dont care that you still have a starter handle…
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Very nice truck, not sure what relevance the Eaton splitter has, us new drivers don't know how to use 1 because there more or less obsolete 👍
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Jimnado wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:57 pm Very nice truck, not sure what relevance the Eaton splitter has, us new drivers don't know how to use 1 because there more or less obsolete 👍
Good point they would, I'm sure, but they did give you a skill that you don't get now 👍
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Steerdu80 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:58 pm
Jimnado wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:57 pm Very nice truck, not sure what relevance the Eaton splitter has, us new drivers don't know how to use 1 because there more or less obsolete 👍
Good point they would, I'm sure, but they did give you a skill that you don't get now 👍
id love to try n learn how to use 1,but I've never even seen 1 nvm had a chance to try 👍
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Jimnado wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:58 pm
Steerdu80 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:58 pm
Jimnado wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:57 pm Very nice truck, not sure what relevance the Eaton splitter has, us new drivers don't know how to use 1 because there more or less obsolete 👍
Good point they would, I'm sure, but they did give you a skill that you don't get now 👍
id love to try n learn how to use 1,but I've never even seen 1 nvm had a chance to try 👍
I wouldn't bother, they are like marmite, you either love them or hate them, I hate marmite and twin splitters.
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Nitramin wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:00 pm
Jimnado wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:58 pm
Steerdu80 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:58 pm

Good point they would, I'm sure, but they did give you a skill that you don't get now 👍
id love to try n learn how to use 1,but I've never even seen 1 nvm had a chance to try 👍
I wouldn't bother, they are like marmite, you either love them or hate them, I hate marmite and twin splitters.
they were dead easy really Jimnado, I could explain it if you wanted me to but no doubt you could leave me for dead with computers etc 😂😂
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OMG. I drove on like that years ago and my wrists ache at the thought of it. Nice truck though
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Ye bit of a beast in the wrong hands lol
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One came past me on the A1 last week still working
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Is that in Huddersfield?
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To be honest I’ve been driving 30 years and I wouldn’t have a clue I was lucky enough to drive scania’s and as for tying a dolly knot I’ve no chance only just leant to Ty my shoe laces.
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This is right up your street
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It’s the same old thing in every industry. Coming from a farming and fabrication background you hear it all the time. The old boys that drove what are now classic tractors (County, Ford, 40, 55, 10 series John Deeres) rave about them purring away all day, but give me a CVT (basically an automatic) any day of the week. I like to go home in the evening not feeling like I’ve been through ten rounds with Mike Tyson, while Piers Morgan is shouting down my ear. Like wise, modern welders and technology make the job so much easier than a clapped out old Oxford oil cooled. Productivity in every sector has gone up, taking the skill out of the operators hands, by letting the machine do the graft. The whole, drivers aren’t the same as they used to be is bullsh*t and just an easy way for those that want to live in the past demean the younger generation. Put any young lad on any machine, if he’s keen enough he’ll learn it and be just as good as the dinosaurs who enjoy an Eaton splitter 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Alexsio99 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:13 pm It’s the same old thing in every industry. Coming from a farming and fabrication background you hear it all the time. The old boys that drove what are now classic tractors (County, Ford, 40, 55, 10 series John Deeres) rave about them purring away all day, but give me a CVT (basically an automatic) any day of the week. I like to go home in the evening not feeling like I’ve been through ten rounds with Mike Tyson, while Piers Morgan is shouting down my ear. Like wise, modern welders and technology make the job so much easier than a clapped out old Oxford oil cooled. Productivity in every sector has gone up, taking the skill out of the operators hands, by letting the machine do the graft. The whole, drivers aren’t the same as they used to be is bullsh*t and just an easy way for those that want to live in the past demean the younger generation. Put any young lad on any machine, if he’s keen enough he’ll learn it and be just as good as the dinosaurs who enjoy an Eaton splitter 🤦🏻‍♂️
totally agree with you.
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Alexsio99 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:13 pm It’s the same old thing in every industry. Coming from a farming and fabrication background you hear it all the time. The old boys that drove what are now classic tractors (County, Ford, 40, 55, 10 series John Deeres) rave about them purring away all day, but give me a CVT (basically an automatic) any day of the week. I like to go home in the evening not feeling like I’ve been through ten rounds with Mike Tyson, while Piers Morgan is shouting down my ear. Like wise, modern welders and technology make the job so much easier than a clapped out old Oxford oil cooled. Productivity in every sector has gone up, taking the skill out of the operators hands, by letting the machine do the graft. The whole, drivers aren’t the same as they used to be is bullsh*t and just an easy way for those that want to live in the past demean the younger generation. Put any young lad on any machine, if he’s keen enough he’ll learn it and be just as good as the dinosaurs who enjoy an Eaton splitter 🤦🏻‍♂️
you sir are a legend. Tell them old boys wagwan
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Alexsio99 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:13 pm It’s the same old thing in every industry. Coming from a farming and fabrication background you hear it all the time. The old boys that drove what are now classic tractors (County, Ford, 40, 55, 10 series John Deeres) rave about them purring away all day, but give me a CVT (basically an automatic) any day of the week. I like to go home in the evening not feeling like I’ve been through ten rounds with Mike Tyson, while Piers Morgan is shouting down my ear. Like wise, modern welders and technology make the job so much easier than a clapped out old Oxford oil cooled. Productivity in every sector has gone up, taking the skill out of the operators hands, by letting the machine do the graft. The whole, drivers aren’t the same as they used to be is bullsh*t and just an easy way for those that want to live in the past demean the younger generation. Put any young lad on any machine, if he’s keen enough he’ll learn it and be just as good as the dinosaurs who enjoy an Eaton splitter 🤦🏻‍♂️
I bet you old boys wouldn't have a clue how to drive this old bad boy either... from 1970 something. My father used to have 1 and it was exhausting just to watch him change gears. Automatics have made life easier, no doubt about that.
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Its not young drivers fault that they don’t know, they’re born into the auto box era, I’ve driven most manual boxes and I can say the Volvo I shift beats them all
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Triolon wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:18 pm Its not young drivers fault that they don’t know, they’re born into the auto box era, I’ve driven most manual boxes and I can say the Volvo I shift beats them all
shift is good but not as good as a good driver who knows his vehicle.
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JJamield6 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:18 pm
Triolon wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:18 pm Its not young drivers fault that they don’t know, they’re born into the auto box era, I’ve driven most manual boxes and I can say the Volvo I shift beats them all
shift is good but not as good as a good driver who knows his vehicle.
I was the most conscientious driver back in the day and could handle all the gearboxes I was given but I’m not the first old timer to say the I shift beats them all
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Triolon wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:19 pm
JJamield6 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:18 pm
Triolon wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:18 pm Its not young drivers fault that they don’t know, they’re born into the auto box era, I’ve driven most manual boxes and I can say the Volvo I shift beats them all
shift is good but not as good as a good driver who knows his vehicle.
I was the most conscientious driver back in the day and could handle all the gearboxes I was given but I’m not the first old timer to say the I shift beats them all
I would agree your not the first to say it. But I could better an I shift on fuel economy anyway of the week. Likewise on brick and block which is 95% road and 5% site they aren’t that cracking.
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JJamield6 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:19 pm
Triolon wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:19 pm
JJamield6 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:18 pm

shift is good but not as good as a good driver who knows his vehicle.
I was the most conscientious driver back in the day and could handle all the gearboxes I was given but I’m not the first old timer to say the I shift beats them all
I would agree your not the first to say it. But I could better an I shift on fuel economy anyway of the week. Likewise on brick and block which is 95% road and 5% site they aren’t that cracking.
that would be an interesting challenge
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I also don’t have any idea how to get on a penny farthing, doesn’t mean I can’t ride a bike 🤣
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JCB sold a load of these last year all in good nick
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My frav truck was a old f reg scania when my 2 year old daf broke down they bought me that our to finish the rub and loved it I asked to keep it but cost to much in fuel
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Magnificent beast! RR engine?
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I guess you old timers don’t know we’d just Google it 😂
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Leesets11 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:23 pm I guess you old timers don’t know we’d just Google it 😂
don't call me an old timer I'm only 64 🤣🤣🤣
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Not for me, this is the equivalent of tuning an old black and white tv

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/ite ... -crt-telev
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I had one from new
w reg Olympic 👍
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Ok Boomer. And I'm sure you'll have no idea how to work some modern tech without asking. 🙄
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Could you not be bothered to mask it off so everything got sprayed yellow?
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Got nothing to do with modern drivers, it’s modern manufacturers not putting them in trucks any more. Drivers that used these would have needed the same time to get used to them as a modern driver would.
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JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:28 pm Got nothing to do with modern drivers, it’s modern manufacturers not putting them in trucks any more. Drivers that used these would have needed the same time to get used to them as a modern driver would.
having used both, anyone who used a splitter can jump in a modern truck and get it going in seconds, it wouldn't be the same the other way around.
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Nowarder wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm
JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:28 pm Got nothing to do with modern drivers, it’s modern manufacturers not putting them in trucks any more. Drivers that used these would have needed the same time to get used to them as a modern driver would.
having used both, anyone who used a splitter can jump in a modern truck and get it going in seconds, it wouldn't be the same the other way around.
so you jumped straight into a truck with a splitter box and were a pro straight away were you? I don’t think so.
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JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm
Nowarder wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm
JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:28 pm Got nothing to do with modern drivers, it’s modern manufacturers not putting them in trucks any more. Drivers that used these would have needed the same time to get used to them as a modern driver would.
having used both, anyone who used a splitter can jump in a modern truck and get it going in seconds, it wouldn't be the same the other way around.
so you jumped straight into a truck with a splitter box and were a pro straight away were you? I don’t think so.
I grown up with them, I just stating the fact, anyone can sit and drive a automatic, no the other way around, I embrace the change, trucking it has become easier and less heavy and more comfortable.
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JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm
Nowarder wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm
JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:28 pm Got nothing to do with modern drivers, it’s modern manufacturers not putting them in trucks any more. Drivers that used these would have needed the same time to get used to them as a modern driver would.
having used both, anyone who used a splitter can jump in a modern truck and get it going in seconds, it wouldn't be the same the other way around.
so you jumped straight into a truck with a splitter box and were a pro straight away were you? I don’t think so.
I drove a twin splitter took a bit of getting used to but was good once I was familiar with it! I do prefer a manual box anyway from today’s automatic
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JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm
Nowarder wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm
JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:28 pm Got nothing to do with modern drivers, it’s modern manufacturers not putting them in trucks any more. Drivers that used these would have needed the same time to get used to them as a modern driver would.
having used both, anyone who used a splitter can jump in a modern truck and get it going in seconds, it wouldn't be the same the other way around.
so you jumped straight into a truck with a splitter box and were a pro straight away were you? I don’t think so.
I could drive them at age 12 on sites
Back when you could go out with ya dad that’s how we learnt
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Re: What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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Yoggarc wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:34 pm
JoeMind wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm
Nowarder wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 pm

having used both, anyone who used a splitter can jump in a modern truck and get it going in seconds, it wouldn't be the same the other way around.
so you jumped straight into a truck with a splitter box and were a pro straight away were you? I don’t think so.
I could drive them at age 12 on sites
Back when you could go out with ya dad that’s how we learnt
But you have completely missed my point. I said it’s got nothing to do with “modern drivers” like the original poster said. Anyone could drive one given time.
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Re: What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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I drove one for John Marshall transport in wickambrook Suffolk
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Re: What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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An why would they want to.
Time and technology move on.
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Used to hate the eaton splitter hard work nice new technology making life easy 🤣🤣
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Re: What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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Wow for a shunting truck that’s clean. 😀
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What tunes does it play ??? Brilliant gearbox once you get used to it
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Re: What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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Heaton twin splitter in our fleet of ERFs, every single one drove differently, crazy Times lol
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Re: What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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Jumartin wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:43 pm Heaton twin splitter in our fleet of ERFs, every single one drove differently, crazy Times lol
*eaton
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Re: What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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Jumartin wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:43 pm Heaton twin splitter in our fleet of ERFs, every single one drove differently, crazy Times lol
no H in Eaton. Your getting mixed up with the park 😉
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Re: What about this old truck, still in service as a shunter modern drivers have no idea what to do with the Eaton

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Blacklid69 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:44 pm
Jumartin wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:43 pm Heaton twin splitter in our fleet of ERFs, every single one drove differently, crazy Times lol
no H in Eaton. Your getting mixed up with the park 😉
l was a trucker, alphabet soup was the nearest I got to literature 😁😅🤣
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