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drawbar

[′drȯ‚bär]
(engineering)
A bar used to connect a tender to a steam locomotive.
A beam across the rear of a tractor for coupling machines or other loads.
A clay block submerged in a glass-making furnace to define the point at which sheet glass is drawn.
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When a regular extension spring will undergo many cycles of deflection that will result in failure, compression springs fitted with a drawbar can be used to reduce the chance of catastrophic failure.
Lee Spring Drawbar Springs are suitable for use in many applications such as: supporting a porch swing/garden swing seat, attaching a tarpaulin or a pool cover, tethering a boat, tensioning fences or gates.
Additionally, improper maintenance of the drawbar and lack of lubrication can reduce the tool holding force by as much as 70 percent.
Lubricate the threaded section of the drawbar, the thrust shoulder and the thrust washer with anti-seize lubricant.
An excessive load that is correctly attached to a drawbar set at the recommended height will cause slipping of the rear wheels or stalling of the tractor's engine before a rollover is induced (2).
For proper hitching to a tractor, the drawbar on a tractor should not be altered by raising or shortening it, and the load should never be attached directly to the axle (2); a two- or three-point hitch should never be used as a single-point hitch instead of the drawbar (10); and loads that attach by a single point should attach only to the drawbar.
When clamping, the cylinder releases the pressure on the drawbar, the tool is pulled into the spindle taper and retained by the pressure from the still compressed stack of spring washers.
Others use hydraulic systems that consist of a cylinder coupled to the drawbar with an accumulator nearby.