i replaced my shorter handles with the new longer ones. Cant actually believe how much difference they make. Went from hard to turn to easy to turn.
Hey Lion, glad to hear it. It makes a huge difference between the two.
All in all, still good to lube the seal up in the spring with liquid silicone, but it is a night and day difference.
Thanks for the feedback. Glad it is working well for you.
SMALL EDIT from before:
We had reasonable demand for the short handled version by manufacturers (for breakaway sections, where contact is more likely), so we ended up having to make a new part number for the longer handled assemblies. Turns out I can't edit my previous post from last year, but if anyone was looking for the part numbers, ignore the previous post (think on Page5).
Long Handled Assemblies:
25175-LV0 (Wilger Quick Nut Booms)
25176-LV0 (1" NPT Thread)
41402-LV0 (Case Thin-Wall Stainless Thread)
Short Handled Assemblies:
25175-V0 (Wilger Quick Nut Booms)
25176-V0 (1" NPT Thread)
41402-V0 (Case TWS Thread)
For the handles themselves, the part numbers are the same:
Long Handle (retro-fit only): #25175-13
Short Handle (retro-fit only): #25175-03