SHIMANO TRANX 500HG OVERHEAD REEL
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The Tranxs low-slung shape and light weight, thanks to the use of a forged and machined aluminium spool, aluminium frame and side plate, mean it’s a pleasure to use.
The Tranx's low-slung shape and light weight, thanks to the use of a forged and machined aluminium spool, aluminium frame and side plate, mean it's a pleasure to use. It holds 420 metres of 24 kilo Power Pro braid, and the Dartanium II drag system can produce 11 kilos of fish-stopping power. The 500HG with a 6.6:1 retrieve speed for the all-out pace needed when chasing fast running species. X-Ship double bearing supported pinion gear and High Efficiency Gearing combined with the beefy handle provides plenty of cranking power.
10 YEAR WARRANTY
SHIELDED ANTI-RUST BEARINGS
HIGH CAST RATING
The HAGANE Body is produced from highrigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rocksolid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.
CoreProtect prevents water entering the body, from under the rotor at the front of the body, and also into the Roller Bearing unit.
Shimano S ARB bearings are high corrosion resistant ARS ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust.
SUPER FREE SPOOL
The Super Free bearing supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when the clutch is disengaged the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in precise alignment. The result is zero friction on the spool shaft for increased freespool.
VBS uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid controlling the cast. The individual brake weights, when turned on, are forced outward at the beginning of the cast when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning. The result is a much more consistent spool speed that is easier to manage and takes advantage of the reel's maximum casting distance.
XShip is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano ARS roller bearings. This creates more stability.
Shimano's S3D technology leads to significantly reduced spool vibration. By designing a balanced and uninform thin wall aluminum constructed spool, S3D creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
CROSS CARBON DRAG
This carbon drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
Product Code: TRX500HG
Model: TRANX 500HG
Ball Bearings: 7+1
Max Drag: 11kg
Gear Ratio: 6.6:1
Retrieve Per Crank: 107cm
Monofilament Line Capacity: 15kg – 146m
Braided Line Capacity (Power Pro): 50lb – 420yds
Release Date: 2012