54 in. Bullwheel Tensioner
5000 lb. Capacity


  • 5-groove bullwheels with precision, solid cast urethane linings.
  • Ideal for larger conductors.
  • Reel Carrier accomodates reels up to 96 in. OD and 12,000 lbs.



About the BWT-1545
The Sherman + Reilly BWT-1545 is a bullwheel tensioner with tensioning capacity of 5,000 lbs. at 4 mph. It includes a reel carrier that accommodates reels up to 96 in. O.D. by 54 in. wide weighing up to 12,000 lbs.

The BWT-1545 will operate both for paying out or pulling back conductor. Twin five-groove bullwheels are 54 inches in diameter and are lined with precision machined urethane, for maintaining tight control and gentle handling of conductors.

The tandem-axle trailer is equipped with front and rear leveling jacks, electric breaks, adjustable pintle eye, safety chains, and DOT lighting.

For More Information about the BWT-1545 contact your local Sherman + Reilly Representative or call Sherman + Reilly directly at 1-800-251-7780.

Tensioning Capacity, max.: 5,000 lbs.
Bullwheel Diameter: 54 in. dia.
Bullwheel Brakes: 36 in. Aluminum-Bronze
(Hydraulic Control)
Number of Grooves: 5 – Cast Solid Urethane
Groove Diameter: 2 in. Precision Machined
Bullwheel Lining: Urethane Cast
Bullwheel Type: Precision Machined
Fairlead Rollers: Adjustable Urethane
Reel Carrier: 96 in. x 54 in., 12,000 lb.
Reel Supports: Sealed Ball Bearing, Quick Release
Payout Brake: 16 in. Aluminum-Bronze
(Hydraulic Control)
Trailer Brakes: Electrical (Air w/ABS Optional)
Length (Approx.): 23 ft.
Width (Approx.): 8 ft.
Height (Approx.): 9 ft. 10 in. Loaded with 96 in. Reels
Weight (Approx.): 12,850 lbs. (Not Loaded)
Axles: (2) 12,000 lb.
Wheels: (4) 17.5×6.75 HC
Tires: (4) 245-70R-17.5-L

Alum/Bronze Tapered Cone – SM
Alum/Bronze Tapered Cone – LG
Full Vinyl Cover
Bullwheel Only Cover
Payout Brake Cover
Solar Battery Charger
Strobe Light