Greenlee Develops Solution for Low Friction Cable Feeding

Customers Asked, Greenlee Listened

ROCKFORD, Ill. June 10, 2010 -- Greenlee, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company has updated the 6810 Cable Feeder to be more effective when used with low friction cables such as Southwire SIMpull®.

"Our customers asked if we could improve our cable feeder to work better with low friction cables," said Jim Eisele, senior product manager. "We conducted tests and found that higher tire air pressure was required to improve traction with these types of cables."

As a result, Greenlee's 6810 Cable Feeder now comes equipped with new tires that are capable of operating pressures up to 50 psi compared to 22 psi for the previous tires.

The traction force when using the new tires with low friction cables is greater than when using the old tires with standard cables. Other than the tires, no changes have been made to the 6810, including the price.

For customers who own a 6810 and want to upgrade to the new tires, a package of two tires and wheels along with instructions for making the conversion is available through your Greenlee distributor. For additional information, you may also contact Greenlee Customer Service at 800-435-0786, or visit

Greenlee is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois-based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. Greenlee also leverages its powerful brands such as Tempo, Greenlee Utility, Paladin and Klauke in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide. More information is available at


Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems.

Pat Spadafore
Senior Account Supervisor PR
Eric Mower and Associates
Syracuse Office
211 W. Jefferson St.,
Syracuse, NY 13202
phone: 315.413.4360
fax: 315.466.2000

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