The T180-4H/4 is capable of tensioning 1,2,3 or 4 conductors with infinite variable tensioning control.

The bullwheels are independently controlled with the ability to be coupled to increase tension capability. The machine is also capable of full pull-back at reduced line speed.

The trailer is equipped with high flotation tires suitable for pulling the unit through sand or swamp land conditions. The frame is fitted with a single point lift to allow lifting with a crane.

Performance Features

  • Maximum Pull / Tension 4 x 4500 daN (9909 lbs.)
    2 x 9000 daN (19,818 lbs.)
  • Maximum Linespeed 5 km/hr (3.1 mph)


  • Auxiliary hydraulic circuit (700 bar) to operate conductor press
  • Auxiliary hydraulic circuits to power and control separate hydraulic reel winder
  • Air-ride axle suspension
  • Highway lighting
  • Air actuated trailer brakes

Physical Dimensions

  • Physical Dimensions
  • Weight (Approx.) 9511 kg (20,950 lbs)
  • Length (Approx.) 5588 mm (220”)
  • Width (Approx.) 2286 mm (90”)
  • Height (Approx.) 2540 mm (100”)

Tensioner Bullwheel Specifications

  • Bullwheel diameter 1500 mm (60”)
  • Wear resistant nylon bullwheel segments
  • 5 grooves per bullwheel set
  • Maximum conductor diameter 43 mm (1.7”)
  • Water-cooled diesel engine 82.0 kW (110 hp)

Mechanical Drive Specification

  • Fully enclosed planetary gearbox drive
  • Infinite variable speed, linepull and tensioning control
  • Automatic over-pull protection system with linepull gauge
  • Heavy duty hydraulic oil cooler
  • Replaceable hydraulic oil filters complete with visual dirt alarms

T180-4H/4 Tensioner