A new feature has just been added to the popular truck classifieds website, www.trucklocator.co.uk. Users are now able to view just automatic trucks by specifying in the search what they are looking for.
Automatic gearboxes are becoming more common sights in trucks up and down the country, especially at the top of the weight range with top power tractor units favouring the automatic or semi automatic gearboxes.
The truck manufacturers usually brand their two-pedalled trucks differently there are the Volvo I-shift, DAF AS-tronic, Mercedes Powershift, Iveco Eurotronic, Scania Opticruise and Renault Optidriver. Most of these gearboxes are not automatic in the strictest sense of the word, (full autos use torque converters and lots of hydraulics) these are ‘robotised manuals – this means that the gears are being changed by someone other than the driver. Automatic gear changing is therefore controllable by a computer which, as we all know, always knows best. Fortunately the driver is able to override the automated systems if required.
If you are a truck dealer or and end user looking for a second hand truck and must have an automatic truck – don’t waste time looking through the manual ones – tick the ‘automatic gearboxes only’ option on the trucklocator.co.uk search screen and that is all you will see. There are over 300 automatic trucks to choose from.
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