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?
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.
Re: Benders and Tuggers#47242 01/12/0508:16 PM01/12/0508:16 PM
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... For smaller pulls we sometimes use a pulley attached to a rafter or floor joist and our backs.. the worst method in my opinion...
Re: Benders and Tuggers#47246 01/13/0512:08 AM01/13/0512:08 AM
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.
Re: Benders and Tuggers#47247 01/13/0504:23 AM01/13/0504:23 AM
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
Re: Benders and Tuggers#47249 01/13/0510:16 AM01/13/0510:16 AM
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...