2 MOVES YOUR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES SAFELY Anyone who has ever owned or operated a caravan, boat trailer or any other large sized trailer quickly learns that the quickest way to a strained back, hernia or some more serious personal injury is to try to manoeuvre it about by lifting and pushing, or pulling at the draw bar.To be towed successfully a trailer must be heavy at the draw-bar end and this weight plus the inertia of a big, bulky object makes trailer moving strictly as job for motor vehicles, not human beings.But there are always times when a caravan, trailer, boat or horse float must be pushed about by hand.The Maco Mule gives one person total control over direction and movement of big trailed vehicles, with no more effort than it takes to move a lever up and down in a pumping motion.
3 BRAKING FOR SAFETYThe Mule’s mechanical system includes some excellent safety features. When the ratchet lever is at either the top or bottom of its stroke, a brake is automatically applied to the wheel, so that it cannot roll back on to the operator if it is being cranked up or down hill. Should the operator slip and fall, losing their grip on the handle, it will simply drop to its lowest position automatically applying the brake or fly to the top position again applying the brake.HOW IT WORKS: The ratchet arm in this sketch is shown being lifted, to push the wheel away from the operator. The star at the top is lifted clear of one socket and into the next. It holds there while the lever is moved downwards again and the star on the lever tales up a new position for its next thrust. Levers A and B change the positions of the brakes to apply forward or reverse movement.When parked, the actuating levers can be thrown so that they are opposing each other and the wheel is made immovable.
4 WHICH ONE IS FOR YOU?There are two models of the Maco Mule. The single wheel model suits most light to medium weight vehicles, and the dual wheel type is used where extra traction is necessary to move an extra heavy weight. The twin wheels naturally have twice the amount of traction as the single wheel.The dual wheel version has an inbuilt differential action to aid turning of the traction wheel.Maximum safe working load of 10kN (2234 lbs), draw bar weight for both the dual and single wheels.MOUNTING THE TRACTION WHEELFor maximum convenience the single wheel should be mounted on the right hand side of the A-frame, when facing the trailer. The dual wheel can be mounted on either side of the A-frame. If the clamp is mounted on the inside of the A-frame or the height of the traction wheel will not allow the hitch to be lowered on to the ball of the towing vehicle this can be overcome by using an outrigger clamp.