4-Drum Puller
4,000 lb. Capacity


  • 12,000 ft. capacity for 5/8 in. rope.
  • Full enclosure Safe-Zone Cab® with A/C and heat.
  • Waterfall design for concurrent deployment of 4 lines.
  • Pay-out brakes, electronically operable from the cab; ACG (Advanced Control Group).
  • Synchro Drive™ Drum Engage System.
  • Electro-damping Brake System.
  • Safe-Zone™ Cab



About the PLW-400
The Sherman + Reilly PLW-400 is a multi-purpose pilot line winder for pulling heavy overhead ropes as well as for pulling overhead distribution, sub-transmission, and some transmission-class conductors. With a pulling capacity of 4,000 lbs, the waterfall design permits overhead pulling of up to four lines/conductors at a time. This puller has the power to handle big jobs in a single, compact, and adaptable configuration, helping to stretch equipment budgets and enhancing operational flexibility.

Equipped with an ACG (advanced control group), a single operator from the protected central control panel may control payout speed, tension, and overspin of each drum independently via electronic payout brake adjustment with joystick operation. Four hydraulically-driven, manual controlled levelwinds help assure even distribution of rope when rewinding or pulling, minimizing the risk of tangles and maximizing rope life.

The PLW-400 is equipped with a 84hp industrial diesel engine capable of delivering a full 4,000 lbs. line pull (at the top of each drum loaded with 12,000 feet of 5/8” synthetic pulling rope) enabling operation independent of other sources of power and hydraulics. The tandem axle trailer is equipped with a hydraulic front leveling jack, drop and pin type rear leveling jacks, adjustable pintle eye, safety chains, and US DOT, LED lighting, and new Synchro Drive Drum Engagement System.

For More Information about the PLW-400 contact your local Sherman + Reilly Representative or call Sherman + Reilly directly at 1-800-251-7780.

Pulling Capacity, max.: 4,000 lb., top of drum
Torque, max.: 95,000 in.-lb.
Pulling Drum Size: 4 ea., 54 in. OD, x 27 3/4 in. wide x 12 3/4 in. dia core
Drum Capacity: 12,000 ft. of 5/8 in. rope
(Opt.) 22,000 ft. of .44 in. Unitrex rope
Locking Dogs: 4 ea. (1 per drum), manually engaged
Drive System: Hydraulic motor, chain-and-sprocket
Engine: Diesel, 84 HP, water-cooled
Fuel Capacity: 27 gal.
Hydraulic Fluid: ISO Grade 32
Hydraulic Reservoir: 35 gal.
Payout Brake: ACG (advanced control group)
Levelwind: Hydraulically driven, electronically controlled, 4 ea. (1 per drum)
Fail-Safe Brake: Emerg./parking brake, spring-applied, hydraulically released
Operator’s Safety Enclosure: Full enclosure Safe-Zone® Cab with A/C and heat
Frame Construction: Steel tubing, continuous-weld
Length, overall, nom.: 21 ft., 10 in.
Width, overall, nom.: 8 ft.
Height to Top of Operator’s Enclosure, nom.: 10 ft., 3 in.
Weight, without rope: 22,500 lb.
GVWR: 33,500 lb.
Suspension: Leaf spring
Axle Configuration: Tandem
Wheel Configuration & Tires: Dual, 215/75R17.5-H
Brakes, trailer: Electric, with break-away switch
Front/Nose Jack: Hydraulic, with shoe
Rear Jacks: Hydraulic, with shoe, (2)
Tie-Downs: D-rings, 1 in. dia. steel, 4 ea.
Towing Attachment: 3 in. adjutsable pintle eye
Safety Chains: 2 ea., with hook
Electrical System: 12 VDC
Battery: 12 VDC group 24 automotive
Lights, navigation: US DOT, LED, 12 VDC
Grounding: 3/4 in. dia. copper ground loops, (4)
Wheel Chocks & Holders: Standard
Fire Extinguisher: ABC
Paint: S+R white

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