T100/72 BW Bullwheel Tensioner


The TSE Model T100/72 Bullwheel tensioner is designed to install single conductor or Fiber Optic Groundwire on transmission lines. Elastomer lined bullwheels with 2.125” grooves can handle conductors up to 2156 ACSR and provide protection to delicate fiber cables. The bullwheels are tilted for groove alignment to eliminate any twisting being imposed on the cable. The lining segments are bolted on for easy replacement in case they are worn or damaged.

Each bullwheel has two 44” diameter bronze disc brakes and hydraulic actuated calipers to apply tension to the condcuctor. Precise control of the tension is achieved by the operator with an actuator incorporating an anti-surge accumulator. The operator can monitor the tension and make precise adjustments using the pressure guage and tension chart. By using hydraulic braking from a single control the tension is evenly distributed between the two bullwheels.

A 3-roller tail fairlead with urethane lined rollers ensures that the conductor is guided from the reel stand or carrier into the first groove of the bullwheel.

• Precise hydraulic control with anti-surge accumulator
• Tilted bullwheels to reduce cable twist
• 44" bronze disc brakes
• Central elevated operators panel with tension chart
• 3 Roller tail fairlead
• Tandem axle trailer with electric brakes
• Front and rear drop-leg jacks
• Tie down lugs

• Maximum continuous tension 10,000 lbs. @ 4 MPH
• Bullwheel Diameter 72 inches
• Groove Diameter 2.125 inches
• Number of grooves 5 per bullwheel

• Length 211 inches
• Width 89 inches
• Height 134 inches
• Weight 7,000 lbs.