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is it in gear? check before starting!

so i went to work the other day and notice one of our dump trucks half way through the shop!! ya the look on my face had to be priceless... so anyways, the last guy that drove it parked it in front of the shop, so it could be worked on the next day, well the mechanic did the ol jump on the step and hit the key......ya well the guy that last drove it left it in lo, so when he hit they key, the old kenworth went rite through the shop door, luckily he got it shut down asap and it didnt go all the way through the shop, lol no one was hurt, but were getting a new door and some fiberglass work done to the hood.. i dont beilive in leaving it in gear unless im leaving it on a hill or something, but the mechanice deff should have checked before he started it, just had to share the funny strory
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That is why many (but not all) vehicles have a "clutch interlock" that requires the clutch pedal to be pushed all the way in before the starter will engage.


P.S. My 2004 International tractor will start anytime the key is turned - regardless of clutch or gear position. My 2008 Mustang GT won't crank unless the clutch pedal is pushed all the way down.


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I always leave them in gear just so it wont roll!

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I always leave them in gear just so it wont roll!
same here dont trust the parking brake

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so i went to work the other day and notice one of our dump trucks half way through the shop!! ya the look on my face had to be priceless... so anyways, the last guy that drove it parked it in front of the shop, so it could be worked on the next day, well the mechanic did the ol jump on the step and hit the key......ya well the guy that last drove it left it in lo, so when he hit they key, the old kenworth went rite through the shop door, luckily he got it shut down asap and it didnt go all the way through the shop, lol no one was hurt, but were getting a new door and some fiberglass work done to the hood.. i dont beilive in leaving it in gear unless im leaving it on a hill or something, but the mechanice deff should have checked before he started it, just had to share the funny strory
Does it have air brakes?

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