Safely pull heavy loads up to 6,000 pounds at faster speeds and reduce downtime
Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, recently introduced the G6 Turbo puller to improve contractor speed and efficiency. Capable of pulling 6,000 pounds of force, the G6 Turbo model pulls up to 60-percent faster than the competition*.
“Industry professionals told us that they need a tool that confidently and safely pulls thousands of pounds of cable without breaking down,” said Jae Lee, Greenlee product manager for pulling, fishing and bending. “Contractors who have used the new G6 Turbo puller are impressed with its capabilities.”
The 120-volt AC drive motor can pull 6,000 pounds of maximum force and 4,000 pounds continuously. Dual capstans on the G6 Turbo puller deliver faster pulling speeds across the entire load spectrum of the pull. Control boards monitor the current draw of the G6 Turbo puller motor and protect it from over loading the puller. Built-in spring loaded pins allow for quick changeovers, easy setup and eliminate the hassle of loose pieces.
“The G6 Turbo puller’s patent pending design removes the need for conduit feedings. The operator simply clamps the puller to the conduit and starts the pull,” Lee said.
The G6 Turbo puller is equipped with features to reduce downtime and injuries. A footswitch safely controls motor power without the operator placing themselves in front of the rope. The 125-pound G6 Turbo puller is built on a dolly, making it easier to move the unit from worksite to worksite. Handles on the dolly and the boom allow operators to easily and ergonomically adjust for height. A gearbox feature prevents rope and cable tension from pulling back into the conduit when the operator stops pulling. Setup time is faster and easier than other pullers on the market.
Electrician crews rely on pullers to complete jobsite tasks daily. Recently, Greenlee demonstrated how the G6 Turbo puller supported crews onsite as they worked to build a new school in Nebraska. The jobsite general contractor, New Generation Construction, had over 800 feet of cable for the Nebraska Electric Services crew to pull.
“The G6 Turbo impressed me. It’s got great power and did a great job pulling three-phase wire about 400 feet on our project,” said Jack Friesen, NGC Superintendent. “This was the longest pull of the day. What would have taken days to pull, took us a couple of hours.”