pic: 1678 Teaser #1

Two Super Shifters… on top of each other? Why would we do that? And what are those rubber bands for? Thanks to Karthik and others on CD for the inspiration behind this!

R******* & P***?

My Guess, The rubber bands are for an anti back-drive mechanism.

You are missing one of the gears, so you obviously don’t plan on using the shifting half. But why do that is the question… :confused:

EDIT: I just noticed that the other gear has been switched to something else as well. I’m going to go with Adam Bochek, an anti back-drive mechanism. Which would be great for hanging… :smiley:

I’d like to buy a vowel Ken, A. :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m guessing you’re using the dog gears from the super shifters for a ratcheting kicker mechanism? That doesn’t look like something I’d want to sit in front of for too long.

I just have to say that I really love gears, and super shifters have a lot of gears. It looks awesome.

Ra****** & Pa**.

By the way, I was looking into the exact same thing on McMaster last night.

Yes there is.

Ratt & Pa.[/quote]

Is there an ‘e’?

Uh huh.

Ratet* & Pa. Anyone want to take a guess for 100?

Can I get a “W”?

Are those ratchets and pawls from McMaster?

The McMaster ones run a little pricey. We bought 3 sets of the 3" ratchets and pawls for each. Its about 50 per ratchet and 40 or so per pawl.

Bottom of this page.

And the ratchets happen to be 3/8" thick, which works out petty well :slight_smile:

or for people on budgets you could buy this…



cut it in half and hold the handle solid :rolleyes:

Ding ding ding! And David is the winner!

So, I am guessing you using these for a hanging winch or some sort. But why two? I have absolutely no idea.

Thankfully, they sell a lot of winches that has ratchets built into it, so we don’t need to use ratchets and pawls in our gearbox.

You roll your eyes, but it’s been done. :stuck_out_tongue:

I was rolling my eyes over the idea of spending that much for a ratchet and pawl system that most likely took more work to implement.

And i know its been done, we’ve done it :stuck_out_tongue:


its right on the end of that cable winch