Kit provides ground to moving aerial lines.

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Traveling Ground Kit includes grounding roller that maintains continuous ground connection to moving aerial lines placed from stationary reel. Roller must be connected to suitable ground by means of 1/0 jumper cable to open high-voltage circuit. Kit comes with aluminum, 3 roller, traveling ground; two 1 in. tie back holes in frame; one 30', 1/0 clear PVC jacketed copper jumper cable; and one 2 ft, 1/0 clear PVC jacketed copper jumper cable.



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New Traveling Ground Kit from GMP Provides a Continuous Ground to Moving Aerial Lines



December, 2003; Trevose, PA - General Machine Products Co., Inc. (GMP) is pleased to introduce the Traveling Ground Kit. The grounding roller of the Traveling Ground Kit provides a means of maintaining a continuous ground connection to moving aerial lines such as strand, open wire, or pull line being placed from a stationary reel.

The roller must be connected to a suitable ground by means of one of the 1/0 jumper cables provided in order to open the high voltage circuit, thus removing a continuing electrical hazard in the event of an accidental contact with an energized power conductor.

The Traveling Ground Kit comes complete with: one each, aluminum, 3 roller, traveling ground equipped with two 5/8 in. (16 mm) buss bars for 2 jumper cables and clamps; and two each, 1 in. (25 mm) tie back holes in frame. One each, jumper cable composed of 30', 1/0, clear PVC jacketed, copper jumper cable with each end fitted with copper compression ferrules and two 5/8 in. (16 mm) - NC threaded bronze grounding clamps. One each, jumper cable composed of 2 ft (.61 m), 1/0 clear PVC jacketed, copper jumper cable with each end fitted with copper compression ferrules and two 5/8 in. (16 mm) - NC threaded bronze ground clamps. One each, instruction card which outlines the use of the grounding kit as per OSHA requirements.

The complete kit (P/N 71637) weighs 29 lbs. (13 kgs). Please consult factory for jumper lengths. Full details on the Traveling Ground Kit are available by contacting the company (215-357-5500) or by visiting the company's web site: GMPtools.com/71637.html

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 pressing 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
215-357-5500 o 215-357-6216 (fax) o info@GMPtools.com o www.GMPtools.com

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