TOST Hydraulic Shoe Brake Wheel
To increase the braking force of the 4 inch and 5 inch shoe brake wheels, they can be fitted with a hydraulic actuated anchor plate. The advantage is that the friction of the mechanic actuating cables is omitted due to the hydraulic actuation. Thus, the brake gains power and is better doable. The effort of the modification is very low: only the anchor plate has to be exchanged. All connecting dimensions of the wheel (installation width, position of the anchor bolt) remain unchanged.
The hydraulic actuated anchor plates are supplied including master cylinder, hydraulic hose and detailed working instructions.
NO NEED to buy a new complete wheel on gliders already equipped with TOST Kobold wheel or TOST 5″ Standard wheels! Kits to modify existing TOST Kobold and TOST Standard 5″ wheels. Simply add master cylinder, and new brake anchor plate, modify brake cable to master cylinder.
Please allow approximately 4 weeks delivery time for your TOST Retrofit Kit.
History of TOST
TOST has more than 60 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of aviation safety equipment. It's a family business – run in the fourth generation – they stick to the motto: Conserving the well–proven system – Developing forward.
The cornerstones of their corporate policy are:
Customer satisfaction is their highest goal. The customer is the king – he should like to come back – and not like to send the product back.
Since 1969 TOST holds a LBA approval as Design and Production Organization. (LBA= German Aviation Authorities). In the meantime, all approvals are issued by the EASA. In yearly audits through the aviation authorities, the compliance with quality standards is checked and kept record of. Over and above those official regulations, they live the quality thought in their every–day work.
Modern manufacturing techniques, economical resource management and the long lifetime of TOST products are their contribution to the protection of the environment. Gliding is an ecologically friendly sport.
Long standing relations to their customers, suppliers and employees stand for the continuity in their company.