At the 2019 NECA Tradeshow and Convention, Southwire showcased a few excellent products. One that was exceptionally innovative was the Maxis™ XD6 Puller. This mid-range workhorse puller was made in America and designed for difficult environments. It has on-board wheels and axle, a low voltage foot switch for a hands-free operation, and an on-board tension indicator. It also has an extension arm available for additional length, which can be used for difficult set ups.

Southwire’s other product, the Maxis™ 10K tensiometer is untethered and battery-powered for maximum adaptability. Its wireless design allows for remote monitoring, pull speed, and distance pull. It has a USB port for easy data extraction, a touch screen with easy control settings, and it easily inserts into rope-line without having to be dissembled.

To learn more about Southwire, visit their website.


Lonnie Stephenson

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was elected International President in 2015. President Stephenson creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

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