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  • Accommodates reels of up to 72 in. OD by 48 in. wide.
  • 20 in. dia. Al-bronze disc reel brake.
  • Quick-release reel shaft bearings for easy & safe reel change.
  • Single axle trailer for easy maneuvering.
  • Optional hydraulic Spider rewind, electric levelwind, hydraulic retriever, and onboard power pack.



About the RT-2048
The Sherman + Reilly RT-2048 is a trailer mounted reel tensioner capable of carrying conductor reels up to 72 in. OD by 48 in. wide and a total weight of 6,500 lbs. The unit is equipped with a 20 in. Al-bronze ventilated disc and 3-axis caliper assembly tension brake, which is adjustable to provide 30,000 inch lbs. of torque (2,000lbs. on a 30in. diameter). The conductor reel is supported on two (2) ball bearings with provisions for pressure grease lubrication. Reel changing can be accomplished with a “quick-release,” single step operation.

The trailer is a solid welded steel construction with single axle and dual wheels. It is equipped with four (4) copper clad grounding loops welded to the frame (two in the front and two in the rear).

For More Information about the RT-2048 contact your local Sherman + Reilly Representative or call Sherman + Reilly directly at 1-800-251-7780.

Tensioning Capacity, max.: 30,000 in. lbs. of torque
Tensioning Brake: 20 in. caliper disk
Spindle Diameter: 2 5/8 in.
Maximum Reel Size: 72 in. O.D. by 48 in. wide
Maximum Reel Weight: 6,500 lbs.
GVWR: 11,000 lbs
Tires: Dual
Axle Configuration: Tandem
Brakes, trailer: Electric
Front/Nose Jack: Screw Type
Rear Jacks: Pin Type
Safety Chains: Standard

Please refer to the Product Sheet found on this page under Downloads.