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Old 08-24-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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hi i have a question
can we use 2 tugger at the same time? in parralel? because today we tried to pull 4x 750kcmil copper wire in a 4inch but our greenlee tugger can pull it .. the run is approx 400feets so i dont know if i can use 2 tugger? thank you

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Old 08-24-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Sure you could do it, the question is can your ropes, pulleys etc. handle it?

Will you exceed the sidewall pressure that the insulation can put up with?

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no prob hook them up back to back and tug away
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but for the rope i roll it on the first tugger and after the second or i roll it on both in 1 shot i dont know if you understand what im trying to say lol
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Its been done (a lot) but I really dont know why the pull is such a problem. What tugger are you using for the first one?
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its a greenlee tugger 6500
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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Is it PVC with PVC elbows?

I will bet your rope burned through the elbow and either your rope will snap or the wires will be damaged.

Do you have lazy guys on the feed end just watching the wires on in the conduit, or are they feeding them properly?
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are you using enough lube?
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hi i have a question
can we use 2 tugger at the same time? in parralel? because today we tried to pull 4x 750kcmil copper wire in a 4inch but our greenlee tugger can pull it .. the run is approx 400feets so i dont know if i can use 2 tugger? thank you
Well 400 feet is not that far how many bends in the run .

Who made up the head .

What are you using on the head .

Fingers basket or a homebru wire big fat plugg thats not moving down the pipe ?

Did ya stagger the wire so its a small head ?


Is it a old tugger meaning used maybe the brushes are shot .

Is this just 4 conductors yes no ?

If you using a rope what size diameter and what type most tuggers dont exceed a bigg rope braided white rope 1 inch braided good for 10,000 plbs.

1 1/4 inch dia rope white braided is what you need for two tuggers .

When you pull wire use simpull wire its better no soap needed!

Dont use the cheap yellow ropes there trash .

Yes you can do it been there once one tugger behind the other it works but you better have you best man make up the head its not fun if it breaks.


5 gallons of wire soap add one quart of mineral oil and dish washing soap one quart put that in and try it when it comes out the soaps gone .

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Is it PVC with PVC elbows?

I will bet your rope burned through the elbow and either your rope will snap or the wires will be damaged.
Thats a hard lesson learned, one I will never forget...
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Well if you pulling thur pvc elbows tuff break once its riped or cut into .

But theres ways to get around that go get ya some scrap sealtight pipe size that will fit into your 4 inch conduit strip off the rubber outside jacket .


Only on your tugging side do this .

It must be sealtight only do not use flex greenfield !

Slide that baby over the rope slide it down the elbow inside the radi tie wire it down but it will stay by holding it with your hands no pressure at all .

It will pop up when the head comes up .

Pull away ! No burns no cuts no problem and duck tape the ends

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PVC and aluminum are a pain to pull through. I've always been amazed at the strength of tuggers. I'm sure bigger pulls have been done, but I remember pulling 4- 600 kcmils up 18 stories through 2 90's and 6 small offsets. Strained at the end, but made it without a hitch.


Nice, compact head, plenty of lube, and eager feeders will get you through most pulls.
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We use the van for pulls. Never even have to hit the gas.
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Using the van for pulls is great when the wire comedy out you don't even need to strip it!
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Using the van for pulls is great when the wire comes out you don't even need to strip it!
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Well this is how you pull wire with a tugger http://youtu.be/PjAhkOOY8i0

We dont use soap we just pull in Simpull wire two fingers and hes tugging that other dumb looking guy is me i make sure when it comes up it doesnt hit the bottom metal or any parts in that gear . GE is the worst to pull wire into i like SQ-D .


Thats close to a 400 foot run with no issues its how you run your pipe no offesets no kicks just 2 simple elbows

And how the heads made and your kinda good to go .

And dont forget to feed it .


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