Cable Blocks are construction grade.

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Clip-On Block supports cable to 1 in. during pull-outs. Aluminum Roller-equipped Block is used on new strand or overlash work with cable to 2 in. Four-Roller Block supports multiple cables on nylon or aluminum rollers during new strand construction. Overlash Block handles cable or cable bundles up to 4 in. Model 73305 Block supports one cable up to 1 in. on new ¼ in. strand, and Model 75000 supports ¼ in. new strand when lashing cable up to 2 ¾ in.



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Construction-Grade Cable Blocks from GMP


February, 2003; Trevose, PA - General Machine Products Co., Inc. (GMP) introduces six new Construction-Grade Cable Blocks to their existing line of aerial cable placement tools and equipment. These include the Clip-On Block supports cable to 1" (2.54 cm) during pull-outs. An Aluminum Roller-equipped Block that is used on new strand or overlash work with cable to 2" (5.08 cm). The 4-Roller Block supports multiple cables on nylon or aluminum rollers during new strand construction. The Overlash Block handles cable or cable bundles to 4". The Model 73305 Block supports one cable up to 1" (25.40 mm) on new 1/4" (6.35 mm) strand. The Model 75000 Block supports 1/4" (6.35 mm) new strand when lashing cable up to 2-3/4". All are backed by GMP's 67 years of industry experience and its Defect-Free guarantee.

About GMP...

Founded in 1936, GMP is a family-owned company headquartered in Trevose, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. GMP designs, prototypes and manufactures tools and equipment for the aerial and underground placement of copper conductor, coaxial cable and fiber optic cable in the telecommunications, power utility and cable television industries, as well as for the contractors
who serve these industries. Its 600-plus product line includes aerial cable lashing machines, continuous-duty winches, fiber optic cable pullers, cable reels and rollers, cable cutters, manhole and duct tools, hand tools, warning signs, tents and tarps, winches, motor vehicle accessories, hardware and commodities, and more. GMP also offers unique modular plug pressinc tools and other specially designed tools for the data and telecommunications market.

For additional information, contact:

Doug Clemens, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

General Machine Products Company, Inc.

3111 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA 19053-4996

Tel: 215-357-5500 Fax: 215-357-6216

Email: info@GMPtools.com Web:www.GMPtools.com

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