Auger Technologies' Pilot Line Controller System for Fast, Safe Distribution Line Stringing

Wed October 16, 2019 - National Edition
Auger Technologies


Ideal for stringing pulling lines for any overhead environment, the pilot line controller system is well-suited for distribution lines, telephone lines, cable TV lines and more.
Ideal for stringing pulling lines for any overhead environment, the pilot line controller system is well-suited for distribution lines, telephone lines, cable TV lines and more.

Auger Technologies' original pilot line controller system (PLCS), designed by Alaskaug in the 1960's to quickly and safely string pulling lines for overhead power distribution, is now available factory direct. This system consists of a positive braking controller and a storage reel of rope which mounts to the lead pole, either wooden or non-wooden, at any desired height, saving labor and eliminating dangling "finger lines."

Ideal for stringing pulling lines for any overhead environment, the pilot line controller system is well-suited for distribution lines, telephone lines, cable TV lines and more.

Simple Installation and Usage

Mounting to a wooden pole is accomplished with lag screws or with an adjustable chain tightener, and for non-wooden poles with the adjustable chain tightener. Once mounted on the lead pole, the lineman takes the pilot lines up the pole and places them in the stringing blocks as he frames each pole. After these lines are pulled out, they can be tied off under tension and left until it is time for stringing the conductor. When the pulling line is ready to be installed, the same storage reel can be mounted on either a pole mounted winch or a line truck winch, allowing the storage reel to rewind the pilot line, thus hauling in the pulling line under pressure.

A brake on the controller allows the storage reel to dissipate the storage line when the rope is pulled and engages when the line is slack, thus eliminating "backwinding" while holding tension during installation of the pilot line. The controller brake is factory set, with adjustment screws provided for fine-tuning if needed.

The pilot line controller system can be mounted singularly or in any desired number on the pole for maximum efficiency.

For more information, visit www.augertech.net.