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

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Tools[edit]

Basic Tools[edit]

  • Vice grips: use for problem sliders
  • Bungee cords
  • Crowbar
  • Torx drive set
  • Large channel lock pliers
  • Framing hammer

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 gland hand ruppers.


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.