• Fully Hydraulic/Direct Drive System
  • Safe-Zone® Cab
  • 44 inch Drum with Opt. 10,500 ft. (Max) Unitrex™ Synthetic Rope
  • 71 HP Tier4F Kubota Diesel Engine
  • Horizontal Floating Automatic Levelwind
  • 3 Hydraulic Jacks
  • 10.4 cu. ft. Frame Mounted Tool Box
  • Centralized Engine Controls – CANbus Technology



Sherman + Reilly™ Revolution Series PTX-3500 Single Drum Puller Tensioner is a multi-purpose puller and tensioner capable of pulling up to 3,500 lb, with additional reconductoring capabilities. This distribution class puller utilizes a semi-automatic horizontal levelwind that permits overhead rope retrieval with precision control. The PTX-3500 is equipped with an ACG (advanced control group), allowing for a single operator at a protected central console to control payout speed, pulling speed and tension, and levelwind controls.  The operator controls employ electronic machine control with CANbus technology, providing for accurate to-the-second display readouts of the machine system status.

The operator controlled hydraulically actuated levelwind helps ensure even distribution of rope during pulling operations, thereby minimizing the risk of tangles and overlap, and maximizing rope life.  The levelwind design also allows for an upright standby positioning during payout and tensioning operations.  The PTX-3500 is equipped with either a turbo-charged industrial Tier 4 Final diesel engine that delivers 71 HP at 2700 RPM and 3,500 lb of line pull, at the top of the drum, or alternatively a 87 HP gasoline engine.  The fully hydraulic direct-drive system provides the operator with precise and intuitive automatic drive/drum braking.  The PTX-3500’s single-axle trailer is equipped with three hydraulic jacks, an adjustable pintle eye, safety chains/hooks, leaf-spring axle suspension, and U.S. DOT-approved LED lighting.

The PTX-3500 features a Safe-Zone® cab providing safety and comfort for the operator.  The Safe-Zone cab employs a floor to ceiling polycarbonate front window for maximum visibility and protection against impact.  The cab includes climate control, a fully adjustable ergonomic seat, and all required electronic controls and gauges.  The Safe-Zone cab is designed to reduce operator fatigue and provide an “off-ground” envelope for greatly reducing the risk of “touch potential” in energized environments.

Pulling Capacity 3,500 lb
Maximum Tension 2,000 lb
Average Line Speed Pulling: 4 mph / Payout: 10 mph
Maximum Conductor Reel Size 66 in. Diameter (≤39 in. wide)  /  48 in. Width  /  6,500 lb Weight
Core Diameter: 24 in.
Total Width: 48 in.
Flange Diameter: 44 in.
Drum Capacity 11 mm. dia. Unitrex™ 21,000 ft.
5/8 in. dia. Uniline™ 10,500 ft.
Drive System Direct Drive: single hydraulic motor, drum/reel shaft coupler and drive bar/dual pin
Drive System Engine Vertical 4-cycle, liquid cooled, turbo-charged, direct drive 71 HP T4
Fuel Capacity 30 gallon
Hydraulic Fluid ISO Grade 32
Hydraulic Reservoir 40 gallon (32 usable gallons)
Hydraulic Fluid Filtration (2) 10 micron, both supply and return filters
Levelwind Hydraulically driven, automatically-controlled
Operator’s Safety Enclosure Safe-Zone® cab, fully-enclosed/single door
Frame Construction Steel tubing, steel plate, continuous weld
Length (Overall, Nom.) 19 ft., 7 in.
Width (Overall, Nom.) 7 ft., 6.5 in.
Height (Overall, Nom.) 8 ft., 11 in.
Weight (With Rope) 9,400 lb
GVWR 12,000 lb
Suspension Leafspring
Axle Configuration Single
Wheel Configuration and Tires Single 245/70R 17.5
Brakes (Trailer) Electric, with break-away switch
Towing Attachment 3 in. pintle eye, with two safety chains and hooks
Tie Downs (4) (2) 5/8 in. dia. steel D-Rings, (2) 1 in. dia. steel D-Rings
Tie Off Point Tie-off point at rear bumper: 3,500 lb at 45 degrees
Rear (R/L) Jacks (2) Hydraulic, with shoe
Front/Nose Jack (Rear) Hydraulic, with shoe
Electrical System 12 VDC
Battery (2) 12 V, 585 CCA, BCI group 24
Lights / Navigation 12 V, LED, U.S. DOT-approved
Grounding (4) 3/4 in. dia. copper-clad steel loops
Wheel Chocks Standard
Fire Extinguisher ABC
Color White