Redmond Gary Australia in conjunction with Hogg & Davis, the agent for Cable Pushers in USA and Canada have displayed a Cable Pusher at The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) held in Louisville, Kentucky. ICUEE is the utility industry’s largest trade show in America, covering 30+ acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits and bringing together more than 19,000 utility professionals every two years. This is the first time this equipment has been displayed in the American market and to support this product, Redmond Gary Australia sent Michael Danks, Mechanical Engineer and Darren Hoare, Customer Technical Support Officer to help man the Hogg & Davis stand and to introduce the product to a wide range of customers from contractor and hire utility companies all over the world.
Cable Pushers with high power pushing capacity of up to 4,000lbs have not been used in the USA and give opportunity for end users to increase the length of cable installed, especially when using them in conjunction with cable in underground conduit. The Redmond Gary Australia Cable Pusher is more then three times the power of its nearest competitor.
This was a great opportunity to discuss the application of this equipment to a range of interested personnel. It also gave the opportunity to discuss previous projects and applications with the Hogg & Davis team, helping to build a long-term relationship between the two companies.
Redmond Gary Australia is also working on a Distribution Line Tensioner utilising proven technology provided by Hogg & Davis. Michael Danks has been working on this project on and off for the last 12 months and is nearing completion for a special machine trailer mounted or skid mounted tensioning 3 x conductors simultaneously for installation of overhead cables. This equipment will be prototyped and supplied to Energex, our local Australian authority for testing and field evaluation before releasing it on the Australian market.
The trip wasn’t all work with visits to the Jim Beam Distillery and Louisville Slugger, maker of the official bat for Major League Baseball in the USA.