Field Repairs of Tractors and Trailers for the Driver/Tools & Other Items to Keep On Board

Tools edit

Basic Tools edit

  • Vise grips: use for problem sliders
  • Bungee cords
  • Crowbar
  • 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.

Supplies edit

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.