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Sources / Accelerated Weight Drop PEG-40

The PEG-40, made by Geomatrix, is an accelerated weight drop. It comes with trigger contacts and cables to start Geode™ multichannel recording.
The PEG-40 weight drop connects to a regular 2-inch hitch at the rear of a car (rectangular pipe; common in the US). An adapter to connect the PEG-40 to a 6-hole Pintle Hook Mount Plate is also available (see pdf and jpg). Please note that a vehicle with a permissible maximum vertical loading on the coupling point ("Stützlast") of at least 120kg is needed.
Please also note that for driving (with the PEG-40 attached) on public roads a TÜV-entry in the car license is needed.

Hammer Mass                     38 kg
Hammer Drop Height       36 - 43 cm
Cycle Time                             3 - 5 seconds

Battery Power
Motor                                       12 V (Car Battery !!)

Weight Assembly                113 kg

Contact: Mike Hönig

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