brakes, the pawl must be manually disengaged from the gear and the handwheel turned in the opposite
Figure 6.3. Straight-Shaft Handbrake.
The operation of the geared handbrake is similar to that of the straight shaft. However, instead of the
handbrake chain winding around the vertical shaft, a system of gears is employed at the bottom of the vertical
shaft as illustrated in figure 6.4. This type of
Figure 6.4. Geared Handbrake.