PoleSet Inc. modeled its contracts with the power companies to provide off-road services and to provide equipment for storm trouble. Although there are several advantages using our steel track equipment, the competitive advantage is the access it provides to off-road challenges. Freshly cut trees on right of ways or stones pose a problem to most soft track or rubber track machines because it will damage or rip the tracks right off the machine.
With steel tracks, you have little concern over any condition. Sideling area up to about 30 degrees can be maneuvered with this equipment. We’ve traveled in areas over 45 degrees fore & aft. Most of our competitors won’t attempt adverse terrain conditions. PoleSet Equipment offers a choice of aggressive tracks (additional grouser material welded on tracks) or spikes that can be added as needed by the operator to the track units providing additional traction when needed.
We normally run a triple grouser setup to control ground damage in less severe areas. These machines have the equivalent power of a Cat D4 dozer and can carry or pull several poles into locations at a time. These machines can tow wire tensioners or rope pulling trailers into remote locations with ease. A 4-drum rope puller (Smith & Wagner) is mounted onto one of our chassis. The work crews are overjoyed with this special rope pulling track machine and its ease of operation.