Gear shift knobs for trucks and buses
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Gear shift knobs are used to operate the manual or automatic gears in vehicles of all kinds. They are composed of an abrasion-resistant plastic, pleasant to the touch.
Models for modern vehicles can include an integrated switching function for additional gear reduction of the primary gear and the range gear. This switching function can be electrical by means of switches or hydraulic with valves.
In modern trucks and buses, the conventional gear shift lever is replaced by a joystick on the transmission tunnel. There are different systems. Electronics which record the various driving parameters, such as speed and engine rotational speed, give the driver a shift recommendation via the display on the instrument panel.
If the driver accepts the recommended gear, he only needs to press the clutch. The result is a measurable fuel saving.
A further version is the electro-pneumatic shift. The choice of gear without shift recommendation is always performed by tapping the knob forwards or backwards.
Construction of gear shift knobs
These modern gear shifts are installed in both mechanical as well as automatic gearboxes. They facilitate shifting considerably and lead to a fuel-saving driving style.