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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Andriessi83
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Post by Andriessi83 »

Twin split or a 16 speed splitter?
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Looks proper tidy in person am sure I saw it in Huddersfield of the main road near Mercedes dealer something like “go direct “the company was called
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JCB use loads of these still. Judging by the colour I would say this is one of theirs.
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So what we don’t know what to do with a splitter gearbox, it’s called progress ! I bet you can’t clear your search history in 3 seconds but we can
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Younish wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:48 pm So what we don’t know what to do with a splitter gearbox, it’s called progress ! I bet you can’t clear your search history in 3 seconds but we can
good point, some of them old boys have unsavory search history😂
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I wouldn't drive anything else an eaton splitter shift just as quick as an auto I know since I've had a drag race with one. Lol
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I may never get to drive a twin splitter, but if I had a chance then I would give it a go.
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Matusic wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:49 pm I may never get to drive a twin splitter, but if I had a chance then I would give it a go.
it can be arranged
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Post by Allanster »

JCB still run a couple of those
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Love these posts
As a young driver back in the 90s I showed many “old school drivers” how to actually jockey an Eaton twin correctly🤦🏻‍♂️
Saved the company a few bob on box rebuilds 🤣🤣
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Yoggarc wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:52 pm Love these posts
As a young driver back in the 90s I showed many “old school drivers” how to actually jockey an Eaton twin correctly🤦🏻‍♂️
Saved the company a few bob on box rebuilds 🤣🤣
i wish I knew what any of that 🤣meant
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Jonetory wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:53 pm
Yoggarc wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:52 pm Love these posts
As a young driver back in the 90s I showed many “old school drivers” how to actually jockey an Eaton twin correctly🤦🏻‍♂️
Saved the company a few bob on box rebuilds 🤣🤣
i wish I knew what any of that 🤣meant
Tbh you wouldn’t want one now especially in an ec11 🤣🤣
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Most modern drivers wouldn’t have clue on any splitters all automatic now 🤪
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Post by Laurezen »

My favourite gearbox back then. The first few days were crunch, grind and wtf 😵‍💫😵‍💫to get in each gear. But once mastered. Best gearbox 😉
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Great trucks proper gear boxes
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What is it with the eaten twin splitter it's not like it was a difficult box to master. I bet half you old boys were up in arms when they did away with the starting handle too
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PauMc wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:04 pm What is it with the eaten twin splitter it's not like it was a difficult box to master. I bet half you old boys were up in arms when they did away with the starting handle too
shh don’t say that or the dolly knot brigade will start on ya 🤣
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Yoggarc wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:04 pm
PauMc wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:04 pm What is it with the eaten twin splitter it's not like it was a difficult box to master. I bet half you old boys were up in arms when they did away with the starting handle too
shh don’t say that or the dolly knot brigade will start on ya 🤣
it's not right it'll only break
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Worked at coop Newhouse kept getting asked can I drive splitter eye iv drove a crash box
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Twin spliters ..done my time on them..don’t even want a gear stick in my car anymore..
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We got 2 of these, ones on road and this is just getting ready to go back on 💪
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Same with this too 😎
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Omg dont touch clutch to change gear easy after that
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Shunter at buyitdirect, proper cool looks freshly restore… I used to work there and thought it was amazing
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Just like many of the older drivers don't have a clue how to do a manual entry or connect a phone to the Bluetooth in their cab. If those gearboxes were still common then the new drivers would have learned how to use them.
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JamiKino wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:24 pm Just like many of the older drivers don't have a clue how to do a manual entry or connect a phone to the Bluetooth in their cab. If those gearboxes were still common then the new drivers would have learned how to use them.
Twin splitter. Beautiful gearbox once you got used to it
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Nothing like an ERF used to drive them for panic link
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Post by Piollan »

Oh wow look at me I can do an Eaton splitter I'm so superior.
Most you guys stuck with this outdated tech wouldn't cope in a modern truck with all its features so wrap up trying to make put your better than the next man/woman because you have a manual gear box
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Back in my day we used a horse and cart 🤣🤣
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Ffs, that's in better nick than 99 9% of our fleet!
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Markella wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:34 pm Ffs, that's in better nick than 99 9% of our fleet!
Blinking 100% you mean...
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That's clean for a shunter what a shame and a proper gearbox
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I think it's disgraceful that you can take hgv test in an auto and still drive a manual I know times change but if all you have been taught is auto it's stupid and dangerous to go out in a manual as you will not be focusing on the road as for the Eaton twin split it's only hard work if you don't know it 😉
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Garydo wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:38 pm I think it's disgraceful that you can take hgv test in an auto and still drive a manual I know times change but if all you have been taught is auto it's stupid and dangerous to go out in a manual as you will not be focusing on the road as for the Eaton twin split it's only hard work if you don't know it 😉
I would love my students to do their training in a manual, but the requirement changed a good few years ago now with the authorities citing "the lack of availability of suitable vehicles" as the reason for the change. Since the vast majority of training vehicles are ex-haulage vehicles and most fleets are now auto, they reasoning is valid.
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JJamield6 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:38 pm
Garydo wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:38 pm I think it's disgraceful that you can take hgv test in an auto and still drive a manual I know times change but if all you have been taught is auto it's stupid and dangerous to go out in a manual as you will not be focusing on the road as for the Eaton twin split it's only hard work if you don't know it 😉
I would love my students to do their training in a manual, but the requirement changed a good few years ago now with the authorities citing "the lack of availability of suitable vehicles" as the reason for the change. Since the vast majority of training vehicles are ex-haulage vehicles and most fleets are now auto, they reasoning is valid.
so cars will go the same way soon
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JJamield6 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:38 pm
Garydo wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:38 pm I think it's disgraceful that you can take hgv test in an auto and still drive a manual I know times change but if all you have been taught is auto it's stupid and dangerous to go out in a manual as you will not be focusing on the road as for the Eaton twin split it's only hard work if you don't know it 😉
I would love my students to do their training in a manual, but the requirement changed a good few years ago now with the authorities citing "the lack of availability of suitable vehicles" as the reason for the change. Since the vast majority of training vehicles are ex-haulage vehicles and most fleets are now auto, they reasoning is valid.
and people die as new drivers struggle with a manual box on our roads 😒
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Garydo wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:39 pm
JJamield6 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:38 pm
Garydo wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:38 pm I think it's disgraceful that you can take hgv test in an auto and still drive a manual I know times change but if all you have been taught is auto it's stupid and dangerous to go out in a manual as you will not be focusing on the road as for the Eaton twin split it's only hard work if you don't know it 😉
I would love my students to do their training in a manual, but the requirement changed a good few years ago now with the authorities citing "the lack of availability of suitable vehicles" as the reason for the change. Since the vast majority of training vehicles are ex-haulage vehicles and most fleets are now auto, they reasoning is valid.
and people die as new drivers struggle with a manual box on our roads 😒
Currently there are numerous manual cars available, so it isn't going to happen anytime soon, but it wouldn't surprise me if manual tests do eventually become a thing of the past.
I've never driven an electric vehicle, but am I correct in thinking these only have "Stop" and "Go" pedals?
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And judging by the reverse,, neither as the driver🤣
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this could be the Gaffers if t time stop taking it to bits 😁
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Robbox wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:42 pm this could be the Gaffers if t time stop taking it to bits 😁
mate he needs to do it in our colours and we can take it to the truck show 😀
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Many a tune played till you cracked it
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I learned to drive in one of these lol before I had any license of any kind
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Did my truck licence in oz with 18sp road ranger 6 yrs ago.
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it’s Donnellys yellow peril!! 😂😂
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Learned to drive in one.. there was some crunching and grinding for a few months🤣
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Isn't that jcb brit European
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Can't beat the fight with the Eaton split and remembering what gear u was in pulling up a hill,😂😂
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‘Modern’ drivers shouldn't have any idea what to do with it, its not a modern device.
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Not every driver could use a splitter...but everyone can use and auto!!
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I'm not even sure what it is, is it the same as crash box?
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Bring them back all-day long
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I do a same as this one but in blue in colour, 3/4 mile from my depot
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That's good to see. My first unit was an ERF back in 93.. she was an old girl then with no radio. My first lorry before that was an old Scammell tipper.. she was hard to drive. I dont even know the name of the gear box but I cried once or twice using it lol.. drivers nowadays don't know how lucky they are.. blah blah blah...
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This was what i used tk rock about in. As good as it could be, it was also an absolute pain in the arse to drive sometimes. 😂
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I new the Eton .. it was a pain out the road as well in the yard.
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What’s a Eaton splitter ???
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I could drive that with my eyes closed within seconds of sitting on seat
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Is this the one at buy it direct Huddersfield ?
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That ERF was the 4 wheeler at Express Chilled Distribution, formerly called Blakes in Alcester.
JCB also have two other ERF that are EX- Express originally blue, but they had a full restoration.
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When the brand new to the industry driver in the 70's and 80's had these trucks for the very first time, they didn't know either. It's called learning.
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There’s a reason ERF are no more. They were crap
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If you can't find em, grind em.
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Yesteryear gearbox lol I've heard all about by the fossils that I work with lol
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Just bang the range selector up once you are in top gear (4th) in the gear box and then goto 5th gear which was the first gear when you started.
Next you be telling us young guys we don’t know what t do with a women when we get one in our hands lol!
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EdReady wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:40 pm Just bang the range selector up once you are in top gear (4th) in the gear box and then goto 5th gear which was the first gear when you started.
Next you be telling us young guys we don’t know what t do with a women when we get one in our hands lol!
I’d love to see that done in this but I’m sure your just taking the p
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Same as my first unit, played every tune on that gearbox for the first 2 weeks then loved it.
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