Do you know “clutchless manual transmission” ?
In fact , nowadays , there are many this model for Japanese big truck.
It has another name “Semi-automatic transmission”,”automated manual transmission”,”flappy-paddle gearbox” etc.
According to the Wikipedia ,
A semi-automatic transmission (SAT) (also known as a clutchless manual transmission, automated manual transmission, flappy-paddle gearbox, or paddle-shift gearbox) is an automobile transmission that does not change gears automatically, but rather facilitates manual gear changes by dispensing with the need to press a clutch pedal at the same time as changing gears. It uses electronic sensors, pneumatics, processors and actuators to execute gear shifts on input from the driver or by a computer. This removes the need for a clutch pedal which the driver otherwise needs to depress before making a gear change, since the clutch itself is actuated by electronic equipment which can synchronise the timing and torque required to make quick, smooth gear shifts. The system was designed by automobile manufacturers to provide a better driving experience through fast overtaking maneuvers on highways. Some motorcycles also use a system with a conventional gearchange but without the need for manual clutch operation.
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So , it’s good system for recently Japanese trucks.
And now , Japanese used truck which has this type are very very low price.
So you have a chance that you can get Japanese used trucks more lower prices !
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