ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Recent Posts
Elk’s Lodge 11th hour ritual chime clock
by gfretwell - 10/01/23 02:06 AM
One breaker only works when the dryer is running
by gfretwell - 09/28/23 06:40 PM
Strange breaker tip problem
by gfretwell - 09/25/23 08:13 PM
An impossible Support Violation
by gfretwell - 09/12/23 04:29 PM
How are you Jersey folks about the windmills?
by gfretwell - 09/08/23 02:21 PM
New in the Gallery:
This is a new one
This is a new one
by timmp, September 24
Few pics I found
Few pics I found
by timmp, August 15
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 34 guests, and 13 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#47240 01/12/05 08:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 56
detubbs Offline OP
what type of benders do you guys have for anything over 1"EMT i noticed some of the bigger contractors around here have racheting greenlee benders. they're a bit pricey aren't they? do they limit your versatility?

and secondly what kind of cable pullers do you guys use? what do they run?

#47241 01/12/05 08:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 687
Greenlee 880 hydralic here. Looking for a deal on an 882. Like to get one to do bigger pipe to. I can't understand paying the high price for a new mechanical bender compared to the price of a hydralic.


#47242 01/12/05 09:16 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
We pulled parallel runs of 500mcm today, about 350'. The temperature was right at 20°F.

We used an all terrain forklift that happened to be on the jobsite. [Linked Image]
We don't have a tugger.

#47243 01/12/05 09:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,371
Likes: 7
Greenlee Super Tugger kit...handles anything so far.

Also have the Greenlee cable type for small pulls. Just have to stock-up on shear pins.

Enerpac Electric Bender 1/2 to 2" EMT/RGC/IMC.

Rent the Greenlee Hydraulic for anything >2"

PVC Hotbox...GB up to 2"....rental for anything larger.

#47244 01/12/05 09:42 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 615
Golf Junkie, YIKES. That must have been like pulling rebar.

We hit 61F today out here by Chicago.

#47245 01/13/05 12:36 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 276
an ancient greenlee 555 that looks like it was purchased from the jawas' in "Star Wars" for stuff over 1" and

For cable pulling, a greenlee ultra-tugger, and- saw it for the first time in the shop last week- some red-painted dealie that runs off of a super hole hawg. The red painted dealie wins the prize in my book for fitting into odd places, but the greenlee I think could pull an elephant whole, through 1" conduit... [Linked Image] For smaller pulls we sometimes use a pulley attached to a rafter or floor joist and our backs.. the worst method in my opinion... [Linked Image]

#47246 01/13/05 01:08 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 27
The tugger powered by the Hole Hawg is great for adding some years on your back, Trollog. Very ideal for runs under 2" and for a pull set-up in a tight area. The Greenlee tugger I use has a rope that dosent fit in pipe smaller than 2" but at 10000lbs max torque it is ideal for those long 4" 500mcm pulls. [Linked Image]

#47247 01/13/05 05:23 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
e57 Offline
The red deelie bob....

been thinking of getting one of them too, the 3000 model

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
#47248 01/13/05 09:23 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,293
the greenlee I think could pull an elephant whole, through 1" conduit...

I once pulled a "welded to conduit" UG burnout (3-750MCM) out with an elephant.
She broke it loose like it was nothing. This after we tried 2- 3/4Ton service trucks and a Ford tractor at once to no avail.
The Greenlee might meet its match there.

We use a Greenlee Super Tugger.
I wish we had an elephant. They're much more fun [Linked Image]

#47249 01/13/05 11:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
I have a Greenlee super tugger, Greenlee 555 sb bender for up to 2" and a Greenlee 777 for larger pipe. Have a rigid 300 pipe threader and two porta pony threaders with thier own tripod vice stands also. The funny part is I laid off the helpers in 1993 and have gone it alone since, doing mainly residential. Can't bare to part with the equipment though...

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians

* * * * * * *
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2023 NEC + Exam Prep Study Guides Now Available!
* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
Amish Country, PA
Posts: 46
Joined: March 2013
Top Posters(30 Days)
lemahj 3
Popular Topics(Views)
311,323 Are you busy
237,649 Re: Forum
221,407 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5