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||Release No.: GM6176
Ted Clemens, Director of Sales
||PR Agency Contact:
||FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Product Introduction.
The Sidewinder Pull & Assist Winch with Controlled Force
Capability Ensures Specified Tension when Placing Fiber Optic
and Other Telecommunications Cable.
December 2011, Trevose, PA -- General Machine Products Company, Inc. (GMP), Trevose, PA, introduces the Sidewinder Pull & Assist Winch (Sidewinder). The Sidewinder features a 32 inch (81.28 cm) diameter capstan that provides a controlled force when pulling rope or tape.
The winch can also be placed at the mid point of a section to assist in the placement of fiber optic and other telecommunications cable, thus enabling longer pulls to be achieved. The Sidewinder's controlled force capability ensures proper tension during telecommunication cable installation.
The winch is mounted on a sturdy, all-steel fabricated chassis. It is equipped with torsional suspension axles, stabilizing prop legs, a front telescopic jockey wheel and a tow bar with a Lunette Ring. At 1400 lbs. (635 kg), the unit is easily pulled by a standard pickup truck.
The Sidewinder features a commercial grade Honda GX390 gasoline engine, which drives the
fixed displacement, tandem mounted, hydraulic pumps. The hydraulic pump is attached to
the engine via a bell housing and flexible coupling. One pump powers a hydraulic motor,
through an in-line planetary gearbox, to the capstan while the second pump drives the
rope take-up drum through a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic oil tank is fitted with double
filtration protection, sight glass and filler/breather.
The Sidewinder's controls are operator friendly and very simple to use. A spring centered lever controls the direction of rotation of the capstan, while a detented lever engages the take-drum drive. A control knob is used to limit the rope/cable tension using the panel mounted tension indicator.
The rope take-up drum is removable and can be split to enable rope removal. The capstan
can be rotated through 90° on a swivel bracket from the inline working position to the
transverse transit position when in tow. When the winch is in use, the rear props can be extended out of the chassis to provide greater stability.
More information about this product is available online at:
www.gmptools.com/nf/pull_and_assist.htm, or by contacting
Ted Clemens at (215) 357-5500; info@GMPtools.com.
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The Sidewinder Pull & Assist Winch with Controlled Force Capability, by General Machine Products Company, Inc., ensures proper tension during telecommunication cable installation.
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