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Amsted Rail - Brakes: Lever-Operated Hand Brake

Amsted Rail - Brakes

Ellcon Model 800 hand brake is a lever-operated brake available for a right- or left-hand operation. It has unlimited chain take-up travel with a quick-release mechanism, the company says. The operating lever comes in five lengths from its pivot point: 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 inches, which in turn produce forces of 3,000, 3,300, 3,600, 3,890 and 4,180 pounds, respectively. The brake can be furnished with an electrical control switch that indicates if brake is in applied or release mode.