The RCQL30 Shift Control

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 in UEA Blog


UEA test stand with prototype under test.

UEA test stand with prototype under test.

UEA is proud to introduce our newest shifter, the RCQL30.  When a customer came to us asking for a replacement shifter that could be used in the air transport and ground handling industry, we started a design from the inside out.  The other replacement shifters, and original shifters for that matter, were never designed for the rigorous every day use that the RCQL30 can handle.  That is why we use a more robust switch, a stronger engineered rubber bushing and wear materials better suited for this specific application.  While some companies use metal on metal wear parts, we've designed a plastic gate pattern that both lasts longer than a handle rubbing against a steel gate and is more easily replaceable.   The shifter has been through rigorous testing on both UEA's custom pneumatic test stand and years of in the field testing.

Also included on the shifter are features such as a lighted position indicator and ideal RCQL30SPP1-23'feel' for the shift. The RCQL30 can directly replace the Tug model MA series and Tiger Models TIG 40, 50, and 60 Tractors. We have designed a superior product that is made in the U.S.A. and competitively priced.  If you have a need for your ground handling equipment or any other need for an off road shifter, give UEA a call and our engineering staff will be happy to work with you to get the right shifter for your application.

Kyle Riegel

Design Engineer

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