Cottrell Improves Product Design We are excited to introduce the latest in soft tie technology with our new, indented ratchet shaft. This innovative, patented design allows the operator to make width adjustments efficiently along the shaft. The pinch bar on top of the indention secures the strap as it rotates. Due to this change, we have been able to narrow the height of the box increasing load space. This original design is also lighter than our previous “Hex” shaft assembly. You will find this change on all new NextGen Cottrell equipment manufactured after May 2010. Please contact your sales person for more information.