John Baxter

Into the grease

Grease both the fittings on the fifth wheel and the top plate. Clean the top surface of the plate first, then distribute grease all arou...

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Interior renewal

This conversion from the Chrome Shop Mafia features custom spade-shaped gearshift knobs for the twin sticks, custom color-matched twin B...

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Making the grade

Descending Loveland Pass in the Cat C15-powered Freightliner required only selecting the right gear and then alternating between the two...

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Lifelines

Call centers can be an efficient way to diagnose problems and expedite a repair. Every truck and engine maker has cr...

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Tighten Up

Under the new securement regulations, (bottom) it is no longer legal to have tie-downs on the outside of the rub rail. ...

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The Right Spin

This compressor wheel has been worn because of dirt ingested through the air intake. Since the wear is almost always uneven, imbalance a...

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Gray Expectations

The rush to design October 2002 engines created concerns that the strategies used to comply with emissions requirements were likely to ...

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Balancing Act

Cab readout devices for Vulcan scales, which take measurements from sophisticated load cells. Ever spend an hour or m...

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Feed your ears

The Kenwood 6969ie three-way bass speakers are suggested for use with the Kenwood KAC-8401 amplifier. There's a big ...

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How To Maintain Air Springs

The outside of the air spring can suffer from abrasion if it rubs against any other suspension part because of misalignment or other par...

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