T50/52 BWRC Bullwheel Tensioner / Reel Carrier

T50/52 BWRC Bullwheel Tensioner

The T50/52 BWRC Bullwheel tensioner / reel carrier is designed to install single conductor or fiber optic groundwire on transmission lines. Elastomer lined bullwheels with 1.5” grooves can handle conductors up to 1272 MCM 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 a 36” diameter bronze disc brake and hydraulic actuated caliper to apply tension to the conductor. 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.

The integral reel carrier can handle reels up to 96 inches in diameter and 11,500 lbs. in weight. The exclusive quick change reel shaft system allows easy reel changes without any tools being required. The 16 inch bronze disc brake on the reel shaft provides tail tension to the bullwheels.

A 4-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.

Standard Equipment

• Precise hydraulic control with anti-surge accumulator
• Tilted bullwheels to reduce cable twist
• 36” bronze disc brakes
• Central operators panel with tension chart
• Quick change reel shaft change system
• 16 inch diameter bronze reel brake
• 4 Roller tail fairlead
• Tandem axle trailer with electric brakes
• Front and rear drop-leg jacks
• Tie down lugs

• Maximum continuous tension: 5,000 lbs. @ 4 MPH
• Bullwheel Diameter: 52 inches
• Groove Diameter: 1.5 inches
• Number of grooves: 5 per bullwheel
• Maximum reel diameter: 96 inches
• Maximum reel width: 54 inches
• Maximum reel width: 54 inches with hydraulic rewind
• Maximum reel weight: 11,500 lbs.
• Reel shaft diameter: 2-5/8 inches

• Unit Length: 19’-5”
• Unit Width: 7’-7”
• Unit Height: 9’-10”
• Unit Weight: 5,780 lbs (approx.)

T50/52 BWRC Bullwheel Tensioner / Reel Carrier