Tools and Equipment
Greenlee unveils 690-15 version of the power fishing system
By Anthony Capkun
July 17, 2013 – Greenlee’s 690-15 power fishing system features a newly-designed motor, 8-in. wheels, transport handle and 15-ft hose for improved maneuverability. Power fishing units and vacuum blowers are used in the pre-pulling stage of pulling wires and cables through conduit, explains the company, adding commercial and utility contractors use these systems to pull poly line and tape through long conduit runs faster and easier than regular fish tapes. Both the new motor unit (690-RM) and the replacement tank unit (690-RT) are compatible with all 690 models from 1988 to present, and can be purchased separately. The industrial, two-stage motor unit features 7.2-in. fans designed to maintain consistent pressure (usually in conduit runs longer than 200 feet). A washable stainless steel filter is also included. The 690-15 also features a 1/4-in. thick tank design, which offers 10% more capacity than the previous model. The tank also acts as a storage compartment for either the included hose or the optional 25-ft hose. These longer hoses are intended for use in hard-to-reach locations, such as ceilings and overhead conduit runs.