1984 - Volume #8, Issue #1, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hand Switch For Shearing ClippersA new touch-sensitive switch for sheep shearing clippers is being billed as "the first major advancement in sheep shearing in 71 years".
Instead of the traditional pull rope, the Ram Switch is a sensor built into the body of the handpiece. When gripped and touched by the thumb, the built-in transistorized switch activates a solonoid on the overhead motor which engages the clipper. The device, which can be retrofitted to older clippers, makes shearing and crutching easier since there is no back twisting and no cord to pull. It also makes shearing safer since the clipper stops instantly if dropped.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ram Switch, Box 3, Guneracha, South Australia 5233.
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