Giant Lever

A lever is a simple machine that transfers a force to a load to provide a mechanical advantage.

During a tug-of-war, our Giant Lever’s high rope at six feet has a 3-to-1 mechanical advantage over the low rope at two feet. It takes three times as many people on the low side to have a chance of winning the tug-of-war. The higher rope is easier to pull since it is further away from the Giant Levers fulcrum – the point where the lever pivots. Challenge your friends and family to a fun game of tug-of-war with our Giant Lever and experience mechanical engineering concepts first-hand!