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Field Repairs of Tractors and Trailers for the Driver
Tools & Other Items to Keep On Board
Basic Tools Edit
- Vise grips: use for problem sliders
- Bungee cords
- Torx drive set
- Large channel lock pliers
- Framing hammer
- 2-Adj. Wrenches (10")
- Mechanic's wire
- Test light
- Electrical pliers
- Magnetic Multi-screw/nut driver kit.
- Utility knife
- Needle nose pliers
More Tools Edit
- Soldering iron, portable.
- Flash light, artificial light sources needed when your power is out or it is dark.
- MultiTool, I like the Gerber tools that flick out with one hand and deploy a plier. This allows deployment when holding work or hanging on someplace. The better choices have scissors and wire crimpers.
Basic Supplies Edit
- Duct tape: so many repair uses.
- Electrical tape: cover up wire splices.
- Spare glad hand rubbers.
- Plumbers epoxy
- Electrical connectors
- Zip ties
- Gallon of coolant/oil
- WD-40 oil
- 4-Adj hose clamps(2-sm/2-lg)
- Tube of silicone
- Anti-gel fuel additive
- Spare Primary and Secondary fuel filters
More Supplies Edit
- Spare lights.
- Spare fuses of each type used in vehicle (required by law in some countries).
- Electrical connectors:
- Butt connectors.
- Three-way splice connectors.
- Male and female disconnect connectors: to make it possible to easily add and remove items like a CB radio.
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- Bitter end
- The loose end of a rope, line or similar item that can be manipulated
- Standing end
- The end that is attached of a rope, line or similar item