Semi-trailer training: Tips for driving a semi-trailer uphill and grading

12 Apr.,2022

There is an old saying that it is easy to go up the mountain and difficult to go down. What if the right uphill?

 

There is an old saying that it is easy to go up the mountain and difficult to go down.

What if the right uphill?

First of all, we must learn to be proficient without using the clutch to increase and decrease gears! Many people will laugh, if the clutch is not used, it will damage the vehicle, etc., but it is not! If you are proficient in not using the clutch to increase or decrease gears, for the car, there are only advantages and no disadvantages.

First, reduce clutch wear and tear.

Second, save fuel consumption! When going uphill, the vehicle needs to have the maximum power to dominate. In one second of the moment when we step on the clutch when we downshift, the power of the engine will drop by 50%! Then there is the inability to run the slope, the chain reaction is successively downshifting, and the fuel consumption naturally increases.

How to do it perfectly to go uphill?

1. Rush the slope as much as possible with a good view.

Second, to maintain the engine power, you can watch the speedometer to downshift, not to downshift below 1600, which is what we usually call the advance. Let the engine maintain a certain power, do not drag the gear, and cooperate well without stepping on the clutch to increase or decrease the gear, you will feel that going uphill is actually a beautiful enjoyment.

How to do it? First, try a few brakes before grading to make sure the brakes are perfect. Keep calm when grading the slope, fast release is not sticky release, the so-called fast release is to open and close the gas at high speed, the speed is controlled at 80-90~ If it exceeds, press the brake continuously, reduce the speed to 30-40, and then release the brake at put. Takeaway: Don't stick to the brakes, don't hold the brakes down, we all know that braking for too long can cause thermal effects. By then, we will have no brakes available! If your car has a sprinkler installed, the above experience can be ignored.