Friday Fun Fact: Pedestal Pallets

Did you know that Power Design, Inc stacks their pedestals on individual pallets?

Check out these videos that outline this great feature:

Lifting Lug Nut Video: https://vimeo.com/356516259

This video shows a pedestal being removed form a pallet with a forklift using a strap attached to lifting nuts at each end of a pedestal. By locating the lifting nuts high on each side of the base, the pedestal is stable when being removed. It would be difficult for our competitors to incorporate our lug nut lifting system in their rotational lid setup. We found our pedestal harder to remove and less stable when we used lifting eyes at the base of our pedestals

 

Slip-Over Pallet Video: https://vimeo.com/331061969/36656aafc1

This video shows a pedestal on a slip over pallet being removed from another pallet with two pedestals & both pedestals still palletized.

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Tiiger Pole Puller: A Safe and Efficient Way to Remove Poles

Utility Fleet Professional just published a very informative article: Pole Removal and Setting Techniques to Prevent Digger Derrick Damage.

Jason Julius, digger derrick practical examiner, outlines the importance of pole pullers below:

Attempting to lift a pole that is frozen to, embedded in or fastened to the ground could shock load and cause an overload to the digger derrick components. So, instead of using the boom’s brute force, use a pole puller, which can provide much greater force to loosen the pole. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to dig one or more holes with the digger derrick auger alongside the pole to loosen the soil, assisting the pole puller.
— Jason Julius, Terex Utilities

The Tiiger Pole Puller - 4001D, is the optimum tool for the job.

Hydraulic Pole Puller: At only 57 pounds, Tiiger's pole puller is the lightest and safest on the market.

Youngstown Gloves Wins 2018 Kevlar Innovation Award

We are proud to represent Youngstown Gloves! Haven’t tried a pair yet? What are you waiting for?

Youngstown Glove Company 14" High-Voltage Protector  A flame-resistant 14" high-voltage leather protector lined with Kevlar, arc rated to 48 cal/cm2, puncture resistant to ANSI level 5 and cut-resistant to ANSI A3. Designed to fit over class 1 through 4 rubber insulation gloves.  Read more about the Kevlar awards  here .

Youngstown Glove Company 14" High-Voltage Protector

A flame-resistant 14" high-voltage leather protector lined with Kevlar, arc rated to 48 cal/cm2, puncture resistant to ANSI level 5 and cut-resistant to ANSI A3. Designed to fit over class 1 through 4 rubber insulation gloves.

Read more about the Kevlar awards here.

Preformed Line Products now offers a full line of Alloy Ties!

Preformed Line Products now offers a full line of Alloy Ties!

Preformed Line Products now offers a full line of Alloy Ties. Preformed Line Products Alloy Ties are intended for use in corrosive environments on aluminum based conductors. They are suitable for use on ANSI C29 compliant insulators. Alloy Ties are designed for use in coastal areas. They have been performance-matched to aluminum conductors and are much more corrosive-resistant than standard aluminized steel ties.

Switch 202 - Save the Date: May 14-15, 2019

Cleaveland/Price offers a two day seminar that addresses questions that utility engineers and technicians have about disconnect switches. This engaging, hands-on seminar will expose participants to the real-life problems that are encountered with disconnect switches and the best solutions available. This is an ideal learning opportunity for new and newly assigned substation and transmission personnel who have responsibility for switches.