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Old 06-09-2012, 04:15 AM   #1
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I asked my guys about those Maxor Pulling heads, to see if they would try them out. Seems we have owned the complete set for 3 years and that is all the guys will use, THEY LOVE THEM.


Oh well guess you showed me.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:50 AM   #2
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you talking about the maxis ones or something else ?
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What is a maxor pulling head?
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It's Maxis, part of Southwire I believe. They sell ko sets, pullers, and pulling accessories. Nice looking stuff that I have seen at shows, but I don't pull enough big wire to justify the ownership of.
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My guys are telling me between the Maxis and Simpull. pulling wire is not near the chore it use to be.


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Next question - do they duct tape them?
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We just completed a, 360' pull of 4#3 and# 4 ground between to different buildings. Using simpull wire Maxis 3k puller,a set of triggers ,and the Maxis coil feeder ,with two guys. The system is a real labor saver.
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What I'm interested in hearing is about the Greenlee machine that guides the conductors off the reels and feeds them to the guy at the front end of the conduit. I'm used to having to have about 5 or 6 guys at the front end of a pull when it's 500's or 750's, so if this thing works like Greenlee says it does that goes down to two men for feed and one to operate the tugger. Anybody used one?
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I asked my guys about those Maxor Pulling heads, to see if they would try them out. Seems we have owned the complete set for 3 years and that is all the guys will use, THEY LOVE THEM.


Oh well guess you showed me.
you pay attention to your guys and what they are doing just as much as my boss pays attention to us.
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you pay attention to your guys and what they are doing just as much as my boss pays attention to us.
I am very busy doing my thing and do not follow firsthand what the guys doing installs are doing,, I pay a superintendent quite handsomely to keep that monkey off my back.
I am working today on a large Static-PDU swap out, why because the customer requested I be on site for a hot cut over (temporary external bypass that avoids a shut down, I have my hands on the work when necessary.

I love doing electric work; I am not big on handling the manpower, bidding and none testing aspects of our trade. I dislike doing reports and writing letters but that is all part of testing.

The important thing is the superintendent knows what he is doing and keeps abreast of the latest trends.
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I am very busy doing my thing and do not follow firsthand what the guys doing installs are doing,, I pay a superintendent quite handsomely to keep that monkey off my back.

I love doing electric work; I am not big on handling the manpower, bidding and none testing aspects of our trade. I dislike doing reports and writing letters but that is all part of testing.

The important thing is the superintendent knows what he is doing and keeps abreast of the latest trends.

I didnt realize how big of an outfit you owned. I work for a small outfit and the boss doesnt care about us at all. So, I take it back, you arent anything like my boss - and thats a good thing
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What I'm interested in hearing is about the Greenlee machine that guides the conductors off the reels and feeds them to the guy at the front end of the conduit. I'm used to having to have about 5 or 6 guys at the front end of a pull when it's 500's or 750's, so if this thing works like Greenlee says it does that goes down to two men for feed and one to operate the tugger. Anybody used one?
I use this all the time. Love it. I can feed 500's all by myself.
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I agree, the feeder saves lots of grunt work. Used one on a pull of some big (500's?) mc(?) cable a couple years age. Cable was probably 8# a foot so it was a real help on the feeding end. We were pulling across rollers so I was in the ceiling, but it all went smooth so it must have beeen ok.

Think I was on the feeding end with one some other time.

Not sure what they cost, but if it is something you would use regularly I bet it would pay for itself.
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I use this all the time. Love it. I can feed 500's all by myself.
What kind of crazy sorcery is that thing?
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What kind of crazy sorcery is that thing?
It's a wire feeder, it pulls the wire off the reel so you can guide it into the conduit.


I've used one a lot and if your interested in saving on labor it's the best thing since individually wrapped cheese slices.
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What kind of crazy sorcery is that thing?

Conductor feeder or wire feeder depending on which word you use them in your area.

One thing I like them due it make it easier to handle it and one nice pretty big plus if you secured the conductor feeder that will act like a brake when we do the downhill runs which I done few time so I know it do work and it did save my arse few time when it almost overdriven by weight of conductors.

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What I'm interested in hearing is about the Greenlee machine that guides the conductors off the reels and feeds them to the guy at the front end of the conduit. I'm used to having to have about 5 or 6 guys at the front end of a pull when it's 500's or 750's, so if this thing works like Greenlee says it does that goes down to two men for feed and one to operate the tugger. Anybody used one?
We have four of them and they are almost always on a job, the foreman love them.
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