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Benders and Tuggers #47240
01/12/05 07:06 PM
01/12/05 07:06 PM
detubbs  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 56
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?

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Re: Benders and Tuggers #47241
01/12/05 07:34 PM
01/12/05 07:34 PM
Active 1  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 687
Grayslake IL, USA
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
01/12/05 08:16 PM
01/12/05 08:16 PM
golf junkie  Offline
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
York, NE
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.

Re: Benders and Tuggers #47243
01/12/05 08:35 PM
01/12/05 08:35 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,916
Brick, NJ USA
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.

Re: Benders and Tuggers #47244
01/12/05 08:42 PM
01/12/05 08:42 PM
Jps1006  Offline
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 615
Northern IL
Golf Junkie, YIKES. That must have been like pulling rebar.

We hit 61F today out here by Chicago.

Re: Benders and Tuggers #47245
01/12/05 11:36 PM
01/12/05 11:36 PM
trollog  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 276
San Diego California USA
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]

Re: Benders and Tuggers #47246
01/13/05 12:08 AM
01/13/05 12:08 AM
Northbayec  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 27
San Rafael, CA U.S.A
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]

Re: Benders and Tuggers #47247
01/13/05 04:23 AM
01/13/05 04:23 AM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
The red deelie bob....

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

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: Benders and Tuggers #47248
01/13/05 08:23 AM
01/13/05 08:23 AM
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,263
Fullerton, CA USA
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]

Re: Benders and Tuggers #47249
01/13/05 10:16 AM
01/13/05 10:16 AM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
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...

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