Line construction: 14,000 lb. drum puller

Utility line construction: Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company and a manufacturer of power line stringing and installation equipment, introduces a new 14,000 lb. drum puller, the Revolution Series P-1400X. This transmission class puller uses an automatic horizontal floating levelwind that permits overhead rope retrieval with precision control.

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Power line construction: Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company, a manufacturer of power line stringing and installation equipment, continues to drive innovation with the release of a new 14,000 lb. drum puller, the Revolution Series P-1400X. This transmission class puller utilizes an automatic horizontal floating levelwind that permits overhead rope retrieval with precision control.

“The new puller reduces cost, time, and risk making the job safer and more efficient,” said Doug Eichner, Senior Vice President of Textron Utility and General Manager of Sherman + Reilly.

This new, first-of-its-kind single drum puller is designed with additional re-conductoring capabilities. The drum engagement system utilizes lateral sliding sides and drum support rollers. The hydraulically actuated articulating sides of the machine allow for easy changing of the drum to a metal reconductoring reel.

The fully hydraulic direct drive system provides the operator with precise and intuitive automatic drive/drum braking. It has all digital controls, joy stick operation, digital recording of all job performance and on-board diagnostics ensuring improved machine up times

The P-1400X is equipped with an ACG (advanced control group), allowing for a single operator at a protected central console to control payout speed, pulling speed, levelwind controls, and jack position. The operator controls employ electronic machine control with CAN-bus technology, providing for accurate to-the-second display readouts of the machine system status.

The P-1400X features an ultra-quiet Safe-Zone Cab providing ultimate safety and comfort for the operator. The Safe-Zone Cab is designed to reduce operator fatigue and provide an “off-ground” envelope for greatly reducing the risk of “touch potential” in energized environments.

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