Bullwheel Tensioner

2RT142-8KE /38

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Model: 2RT142-8KE /38" Dual Bullwheel Tensioner



18,400# GVWR-Calculated at 15% Weight Transfer to Tow Vehicles

12,400# Approx. Payload Capacity



Overall Length: 24’

A-Frame: 60”

Overall Width: 101”

Overall Height: 106”  

Reel Capacity: (2) 84”D x 60”W x 3” Center Hole



8,000# Tandem Torsion Axles

12-1/4”x 3-3/8” Electric Brakes on All Wheels

(4) Four -215/75R/17.5 LR-H Tires, Single Wheel Application

(4) Four - 17.5" x 6.75" Single Wheels (8 Holes on 6 1/2" Bolt Circle)

(1) Pair Mud Flaps



(2) Two - Fixed with Heavy Duty Bronze Bearings, Retainer Cap, Pull Pin & Spring Clip

(2) Two 84" Diameter x 60" Wide x 6,000 lbs. each

(2) Two - 2 7/8" Reel Bars with Crossarm and (1) One Locking Collar each



4,000 lbs. Tension Rating

0-4 MPH

(2) 38" Dual Bull Wheels (Bottom of Groove)

(2) Enclosed roller guide assemblies mounted at the base of the bull wheels for aiding conductor onto the bull wheel grooves

Bull wheels equipped with (2) 20" Brass Brakes

Hydraulically actuated from control panel via hydraulic hand pump

Replaceable Elastomer Segments

Number of Grooves: 5

Groove Diameter: 1.5"


Elevated Platform for Operator’s Controls:

Hydraulic hand pump for bull wheel brakes

Shuttle Switch for increasing/decreasing Brake Pressure

Brake Pressure Gauge

Control Valve for operating hydraulic front and rear jacks

Control Valve for operating hydraulic take up retriever (optional)

Operator’s Seat

Safety Screen



6" x 3" Tubular Steel A-Frame

6-Position Adjustable Hitch Plate (14" through 27")

3" Lunette Eye

3/8" x 36"L Galvanized Safety Chains with Safety Hooks and Anchor Shackles

Hydraulic drop jack mounted in A-Frame

Dual Hydraulic Stabilizer Jacks at Rear Corners



6" x 3" Tubular Steel Main Frame

3" Channel Steel Crossmembers at Front of Cargo Bed

3" Channel Steel Crossmembers at Rear of Cargo Bed



1/8" Steel Diamond Tread Full Length of Cargo Bed, Fore and Aft of Fenders



Fabricated 1/8" Steel Diamond Tread Plate Fenders

Integrated Constructions with Catwalks



ICC & DOT Approved LED Lights

Sealed Beam Rubber Mounted Stop, Turn, Tail & Marker Lights

S.O. Cable Wiring Loom, Clamped on 16" Centers with Rubber Lined Clamps

Wiring Loom Terminated in Junction Boxes

Connections Soldered & Sealed with Heat Shrink Tubing

32" Pigtail w/electrical plug terminated at Junction Box

Breakaway Kit with Sealed Lead Acid Battery & Trickle Charger




Trailer is completely steel grit blasted

Seams are sealed with Paintable Caulk

Rust Prohibitive Two-Part Epoxy Polyamide Primer

Two-Part Acrylic Polyurethane Topcoats - White, Red, Black and Safety Yellow Are Standard Colors

All Attachments Painted before Assembly & Installed with Serviceable Fasteners



Hydraulic Take Up /Pay Out Assembly (as shown):

Direct Drive to Reel Bar, Eliminates Problems Associated with Rim Drive Systems

2,100 lbs of Line Pull on a 24" Drum @ 1,800 psi

2,250 psi Continuos

2,950 psi Intermittent

Double Cross Over Relief Valve to Cushion Motor on Sudden Stops and to Prevent Overload


Self-Contained Hydraulic Power Unit (as shown):

Kohler 14HP Gas Engine with Electric Start and Recoil Back Up

20 Gallon Reservoir

10 Micron Spin on Filter

2,250 psi Continuous

2,900 psi Intermittent





16” Cable Tensioning Brake Assemblies (as shown):

16" x 3/4" C-46400 Annealed Naval Brass Brake Disc. Hub, Shaft and Disc Machined as One Unit

M100 Series Hayes Brake Caliper, 10,000 lbs. of Clamping Force

Easy Replacement Non Asbestos Brake Pads

Available 4,100 ft. lbs. Torque

Heavy Duty Bear