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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / forkliftS
English term or phrase:Coast Control
Description of **Coast Control** and its mechanics
Coast Control is a system whereby when the speed/direction control is released, typically a
rotatable device, e.g. twistgrip or butterfly, the power to the drive motor is cut off but the
brakes are not automatically applied. Thus the truck coasts to a stop and no parking brake
Coast control is a manually selected function and is engaged by the truck operator with no
need to involve tools or specialist engineers. It works by the operator engaging a spring
loaded mechanical stop device at the base of the control tiller. This prevents the control
tiller (tongue) fully returning to the upright rest position at which point, normally, the
brakes would be automatically applied.
The detail of the method of preventing the full return of the tiller to the upright, braked,
position varies from manufacturer to manufacturer but is not critical to this report. With the
mechanical stop engaged, the operator can override the stop and push/pull the control tiller
(tongue) into the upright braking position against the action of the spring if and when
braking is required.