Construction equipment: Transmission equipment towing

Line construction: Sherman+Reilly Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has enhanced the towing ability of its Revolution Series transmission equipment product line with the addition of a pintle eye trailer configuration for use with line trucks. The new platform of trailers provides reductions in overall weight and allows for a smaller field and storage foot print.

“By creating these new offerings, Sherman+Reilly looks to provide customers with more diverse operational solutions while maintaining the same legendary technological and safety benefits of the Revolution Series stringing equipment line,” said Ryan Berg, Director of Product Development for Sherman+Reilly.

The new pintle eye versions of the Revolution Series can be found on the T-7212-P Bullwheel Tensioner, PTR-7230S-P Split Model Puller/Tensioner/Reconductorer, and RC-2500X-P powered Reel Carrier.

The T-7212-P Bullwheel Tensioner is built with two pairs of 72 in. 5-groove bullwheels and delivers a maximum tensioning capacity of 12,000 lbs. per sub-conductor or bullwheel pair. Each bullwheel has its own planetary gearbox and hydraulic motor with spring-applied hydraulic release brake. This tensioner features a fully Hydraulic/Direct Drive System, digital controls with self-diagnostics capability, real-time tension monitoring and recording, and a fully enclosed Safe-Zone Cab providing climate control and a protected off-ground operator position. The T-7212-P Bullwheel Tensioner can tension two conductors at once, with independent bullwheel pairs per machine. This allows for both synchronized and independent sag control for banking during bundle stringing. Additional reverse pull and reel stand control options are also provided to allow take-up of unused conductor. The T-7212-P offers synchronized tensioning by connecting up to three machines for a maximum 6 bundle tensioning; all from a singled ultra-quiet fully enclosed operator platform.

The PTR-7230S-P Split Model Puller/Tensioner/Reconductorer in a paired unit, delivers up to 30,000 lbs. of pulling force and tensions up to 25,000 lbs. With a maximum speed of 4 mph, the Revolution Series PTR’s 72-inch bullwheels provide constant tension, precision control, and are designed for handle transmission-class conductors.

The PTR-7230-P offers a fully Hydraulic/Direct Drive System, horizontal automatic Levelwind/Fairlead, centralized engine controls- CAN-bus technology, digital controls with self-diagnostics, and features a fully enclosed Safe-Zone cab providing climate control and a protected off-ground operator position.

The RC-2500X-P powered Reel Carrier, when paired with the PTR-7230S-P provides an 84-inch Rope Reel with optional 25,000 ft. (Max) of Unitrex Synthetic Rope. This reel carrier offers full hydraulic back tension to the bullwheels, which helps keep the rope or conductor tight around the bullwheels. During reconductoring, this reel carrier can be outfitted with a specific optional Sherman+Reilly reconductoring reel that allows controlled reclaiming of old conductor. During tensioning the reverse pull mode is also helpful to assist with take-up of extra sag and the unused conductor.

Sherman+Reilly, Inc.
Since 1927, Chattanooga-based Sherman + Reilly, a Textron company, has been a leading manufacturer of tools and equipment for underground and aerial transmission, and distribution of electrical power and communications systems, including a complete line of bundle blocks, pullers, tensioners and reel trailers.

Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems and, and TRU Simulation + Training.

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