--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Designed for operators who use one hand and may need to relocate the clutch and brake controls to the opposite side. The cross shaft allows an operator to relocate tractor controls to the opposite side. A heavy duty steel rod was inserted into a tube. The ends of the rod were bent at 90 degree angles, and in opposite directions of each other. The rod has a knob to grip at one end. A bolt hole is at the other end for attachment to a linkage. Mounting br
Aluminum extension lever to enable driver to operate gear selector with left hand instead of right hand.
Powered gear selector allows driver with upper extremity disabilities to shift gears with toggle switch. Toggle switch positioned according to client needs but usually on Command Post Console (see separate entry). Push/pull switches available as option.
Gear selector extension lever provides more leverage for disabled persons in shifting gears. Left hand extension lever attaches to conventional gear shift at 90 degree angle on left side slightly above factory installed directional signal. Approximately same size as standard gear shift or directional signal. For vehicles with automatic transmission only.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To prevent foot slippage from clutch pedal surface due to impaired control of left leg. A piece of perforated flat iron is fastened to the original pedal using a standard hose clamp. The left and right side are rolled upwards to help prevent foot from sliding off pedal. The editor recommends bolting the flat iron to the pedal for greater reliability. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR:Field, W.E. TITLE:Agricultural Tools, Machinery & Buildings f
The Extension Control Park Brake Extension, model 3542, is a gear selection lever for use on vehicles with automatic transmission designed to accommodate and provide extra leverage for persons without the use of either their right or left hand or arm. It attaches to the right or left side of the steering wheel.
The Gear Shift Adapter, model 107, is an extension lever that allows the gear selector to be operated from the left hand side. The unit will not interfere with the normal operation of factory installed right handed gear selector. Mounting tools are included.
The Hand Brake/Clutch Control, model 102, is a hand clutch control designed for persons without use of the left leg. This unit is similar to the Supergrade IV Hand Control (see separate entry) for operation and mounting.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Clutch assembly for operators with left side paralysis who require a clutch that can be operated with the right hand. Custom modification for a Ford T 25 console. A rack and pinion arrangement with a cross shaft allows clutch to be operated from the right side of the console. The lever locks in the disengaged position and allows using the right hand for shifting gears. The lever is attached to a pivot point and linkage which connects to a cross shaft,
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Combined brake and clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated system. The brake assembly is made of two pieces of round bar stock which were bent to follow the contour of the tractor dashboard, and clamped directly to the pedal shanks with "U"-bolts. The left hand lever is bent to the right to avoid interference with the steering wheel. The hand clutch assembly is constructed of a length of round steel bar bent 90 degrees on both ends to
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Combined brake and clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated system. Extensions are constructed primarily of flat bar stock welded and bent to fit around the instrument console. Both the clutch and brake levers pivot around a shaft mounted along the front of the console. The clutch lever assembly has an added three bar linkage to allow the clutch to be disengaged and locked in place in an over-center configuration. Each brake has a shor
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Combined brake and clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated system. A control jack shaft mounted under the operator's console holds all three controls. Only the left hand brake fixture is mounted permanently to the jack shaft. The clutch lever and right hand brake lever are mounted on short pieces of pipe which can rotate around the shaft. The hand levers are actuated by pushing them forward, bringing a small roller in contact with the
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: A hand operated control system for the Case-International Combine. Hand controls were added to all the foot pedals of the Case-International Combine, allowing hand operation of the clutch, tilt steering column, and both individual brakes. The "ball" grasps were purchased from an International dealer for $10.00 each. The grasps are mounted to steel rods bent to the needed shape. The rods are bolted to the foot pedals and are removable. It is possible to
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Conversion for disengaging clutch and engaging brake for garden tractor operators with lower extremity impairments. The clutch/brake lever is constructed from 3/4 inch steel pipe. A 90 degree elbow has been added so that the lever extends directly toward the operator. the lever fits down inside another piece of 1 inch tubing, which is secured to the pedal arm with two U-bolts. This arrangement allows the pedal to be operated in a normal manner. The edi
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated clutch. Developed for the Farmall M tractor. A 4 by 10 inch piece of steel bolts to the tractor platform through existing holes. A piece of angle iron with one side tapered to accommodate an expansion spring is welded at approximately 130 degrees on the outside angle to make the pivot point. The lever that activates the clutch is constructed of flat bar stock and is offset to avoid interference
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated clutch. Modifies the clutch of an International 1206 tractor. Constructed of two pieces of flat bar stock bolted together at one end. The hand control is attached to a mounting bracket that is fastened to the side of the tractor. The hand grip is made of round bar stock bent in a "L" shape and welded to end of the hand lever. When the control is pulled backward the roller bearing pushes against
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated clutch. Custom modification for an International 1256 tractor, constructed of round bar stock, flat stock, and metal tubing. The hand extension is removable to allow easier entry into the cab. Pulling back on the lever pushes the clutch pedal down and disengages the clutch. A turnbuckle in the linkage allows adjustment of pedal travel and operator reach. The editor cautions on the safety of this
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated clutch. Custom modification for a John Deere 8430 tractor. A lever constructed of 1 and 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch flat steel is attached to a fixed point on the side of the steering console. As the lever is pulled toward the operator, a roller bearing mounted on the end of the lever rolls along the lower shank of the clutch pedal, disengaging the clutch. The roller is used to reduce the effort requir
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated clutch. Custom modification for a Farmall H is operated from the left side of the tractor. The handle is a locking lever connected to the existing clutch pedal. It is mounted to the shank of the clutch pedal by bolts. A guide arm is bolted to the side of the tractor and platform. The guide is constructed of 1/2 inch bar stock and notched to allow the clutch to be locked in the disengaged positio
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide access to a John Deere 350 Bulldozer for operators requiring a system of hand operation. Conversion taps into the bulldozer's existing hydraulic system and is set up to disengage the master clutch, apply the brakes of both the tracks at once, and assist the left and right hand steering levers. Two new valves are added above the instrument console directly in front of the operators seat. Through hydraulics, one finger is sufficient to operate
The Kliktronic Electronic Shifter is a motorcycle or automobile hand control designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This push button gearchange system is suitable for all bikes and bike-engined cars, offering an alternative to manual shifting. Each kit includes a switch, actuator assembly, electronic control box, and mounting clamp. Bike kits are available with switches designed for underbar or onbar mounting. The car kit includes a switch designed for mounting on the steeri
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Conversion for engaging and disengaging PTO designed for operators who have difficulty turning the upper torso. The original position of the PTO shift on the International 766 Tractor was behind the driver's seat to the left. The operator had to reach behind the seat with the left hand while turning the torso. Conversion places the shift directly to right of the operator. Two different types of linkage have been used. Mechanical linkage, which includes
The Quad Gear Shift Extension, model 119, is an extension lever that attaches to the factory installed gear shift lever to enable persons with limited strength or range of motion to shift gears on an automatic vehicle. The device adds six inches to the original lever.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated clutch. Custom modification for the Case 1290 tractor. Constructed of 1 inch square steel tubing with steel angles welded onto the end. This configuration hooks over the top of the clutch pedal and is stabilized by the foot clutch shank. The lever is pushed downward to disengage the clutch. A pivoting latch rod at the upper end of the lever can be inserted in a hole drilled in the seat platform
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Clutch assembly for operators who require a hand operated clutch. Modifies an International 1586 tractor which has an electric clutch. The control linkage is attached to the regular foot pedal by a nut. A shaft stub is mounted to the left side of the tractor steering console. This acts as a pivot point for the control lever, which is held to the shaft by a pin. Pulling the lever disengages the clutch. The hand control is easily removed to allow operati
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Electrical clutch assembly for operators with upper and lower extremity impairments, such as quadriplegia. Custom modification for a White 4-210 4WD tractor, uses an electric actuator that can be operated with a dash mounted toggle switch. A clevis pin that connects the foot pedal to the internal clutch assembly was replaced with a pin that extends about two inches to the outside of the linkage. A 12 volt electric actuator is installed on the side of t