48 in. Bullwheel Tensioner
5000 lb. Capacity


  • Hydraulically driven bullwheels.
  • 5-groove bullwheels with precision, solid-cast urethane linings.
  • Operator’s seat and safety cage standard.



About the BWT-1485
The Sherman + Reilly BWT-1485 is a completely hydraulic bullwheel tensioner with a max tensioning capacity of 5,000 lbs. and a max speed 4 mph. Capable of maintaining well controlled tension for single conductor operations.

The BWT-1485 will operate both for paying out or pulling back conductor. Twin five-groove bullwheels are 48 inches in diameter and are lined with precision machined urethane, for maintaining tight control and gentle handling of conductor.

The single-axle trailer is equipped with a hydraulic front jack and drop leg rear leveling jacks, electric breaks, adjustable pintle eye, safety chains, and DOT LED lighting.

For More Information about the BWT-1485 contact your local Sherman + Reilly Representative or call Sherman + Reilly directly at 1-800-251-7780.

Tensioning Capacity, max.: 5,000 lb.
Line Speed, max.: 4 mph
Bullwheel Size: 48 in.
Bullwheel Count: 2 ea.
Bullwheel Grooves: 5
Bullwheel Lining: Polyurethane
Brake Control: Hydraulic
Emergency/Parking Brake: Spring Applied / Hydraulic Released
Fairlead Rollers: Adjustable
Engine: 28 hp (gasoline)
Length, overall, nom.: 17 ft. 6 in.
Width, overall, nom.: 8 ft.
Height, overall, nom.: 10 ft.
Axle Configuration: Single
Suspension: Leaf Springs
Brakes, trailer: Electric
Front/Nose Jack: Hydraulic
Rear Jacks: Hydraulic
Safety Chains: Standard

Full Vinyl Cover
Solar Battery Charger
Strobe Light