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Audinos
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I suppose that since the vast majority of European installations are motorized, the extra force required for straight-yoke mounting is not a noticeable factor. If I were installing new bells, I would use straight yokes for their faster peal speed. Also, the European method of using “jungle gym”-shaped frames rather than A-stands mounted to the floor allows better clearance from the floor, allows for less structural movement, and makes maintenance access easier.