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Maxis cable puller? #47952
01/30/05 04:14 PM
01/30/05 04:14 PM
Truepower  Offline OP
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Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4
new york, ny usa
Were doing a 600 ampere service so instead of renting a puller, I was thinking of investing in a nice tool. I know Greenlee makes real good quality machines. I was wondering if anyone owns or works with the Maxis pull-it 3000 red puller. Any info or tips would be greatly appreicated.

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Re: Maxis cable puller? #47953
01/30/05 07:19 PM
01/30/05 07:19 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2005
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Blue Collar Country
I am also looking into the Maxis. So far, I've gotten two interesting reviews:
From a toolhouse: "Greenlee used to sell it (TRUE), but dropped it because there were problems- but it might work for light duty"
From the parts house: "We sell them...about half the buyres love them, the others bring them back for refund (no problem)"

I suppose if your main desire is to let one guy pull mutliple #12's, in longer runs... or for smaller feeder runs (2/0 and smaller), the Maxis will probably work out.
For the long runs of 500MCM, you'll probably kill your hole-hawg.

Re: Maxis cable puller? #47954
01/30/05 11:05 PM
01/30/05 11:05 PM
wirewiz  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 122
I bought one about a year and a half ago and I have only used it a few times.
I think it works great!!! Easy to use, light weight. The largest run so far has been 4 x 4/0 plus ground over 400'. the run was 4" EMT and 3 90's. Email me if you have any specific questions. I may be able to answer them.


Re: Maxis cable puller? #47955
01/30/05 11:21 PM
01/30/05 11:21 PM
buzzlectric  Offline
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 11
Nevada,IA ,USA
we also have one, have had good luck with it, but its also the only one i've ever used

Re: Maxis cable puller? #47956
01/31/05 02:14 AM
01/31/05 02:14 AM
trollog  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 276
San Diego California USA
That review may be right about it being a "light weight" puller. To be a little more fair, I think it could probably do medium duty as well (whatever that means!). It is a nice puller- light, pretty strong, and it fits in tight spaces and in unusual positions. Those are the 2 qualities I most appreciate.. The other puller at our shop is a big greenlee puller on wheels. I have had the pleasure of hauling the greenlee up 3 storeys in commercial buildings and would much rather have had the Maxis (we didn't have it at the time though..) For resi underground subfeeds it is ideal, but for longer pulls of larger wire, you probably need something bigger.


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