Q:

How many gears does an 18 wheeler have?

A:

Quick Answer

A standard 18 wheeler has 12 gears. These 12 gears are traditionally made up of 10 forward-drive gears and two reverse-drive gears, though the number varies depending on the manufacturer of the semitruck.

 Know More

Full Answer

While most 18 wheelers have 12 gear shifts, some semitrucks can have up to 18 gears. The number of gears an 18 wheeler has is not only dependent on the manufacturer of the truck, but the type of materials that the truck is designed to carry. Standard semitrucks can haul a variety of goods, but heavy-duty equipment needs to be transported in vehicles that can handle the extra weight.

Learn more about Engine

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you start a four wheeler?

    A:

    To start a four wheeler, check the oil tank, the gas tank, turn on and engage the choke and press the gas pedal. Check the tires and wires for any problems.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do you do when a Lexus check engine light comes on?

    A:

    When the "check engine" light comes on, it is important for the on-board diagnostics system in the car to be checked out in a timely manner. This can be done with an OBD scanner by the car owner or a qualified mechanic.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What kind of engine does my car have?

    A:

    To find out a particular car's engine type, the driver should know the vehicle identification number, or VIN. The VIN contains 17 characters, and the characters in positions four through nine are the vehicle descriptors, which give information like the car model, body type and engine code. By entering the VIN into an online VIN decoder search tool, a car owner can find the engine type.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you reset a "check engine" light?

    A:

    Do a hard reset of the check-engine light by disconnecting the battery, turning on the car lights and pressing the horn. Wait a few minutes, and reconnect the battery. This causes the check-engine light to go out temporarily, but if the condition persists, the light illuminates again.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore