Greenlee offers a full line of cable-pulling lubricants “to lower friction and pulling tension during a cable pull,” the company explains. “The lubricants allow the cable to run smoothly over the conduit surface, preventing damage to the cable jacket or any other problems that may result from excessive tension.”
The company says all its lubricants are compatible with rubber, neoprene, nylon, PVC, high-density or cross-linked polyethylene, low-density polyethylene, semiconducting jacket, and Hypalon cable types. They have an application range of 20°F to 190°F (-6°C to 88°C), a minimum storage temperature of 30°F (-1°C), and, Greenlee says, “offer an environmentally safe and non-hazardous product that cleans up easily and is non-staining.”
The company advises that knowing the application for which the lubricant will be used, will help determine which one is right for the job. “For electrical and datacom, use Clear Lube-a clear and colorless polymer-based lube,” the company says. “For electrical, use the Cable-Cream-a wax-based heavy-duty lubricant that adheres to the cable without messy dripping. For electrical or datacom use that cleans up quickly and can be applied by hand or pump, Greenlee offers two polymer-based lubricants, Cable-Gel or Winter-Gel.” All four of the company’s cable-pulling lubricants are available in a 1-quart squeeze bottle and 1- or 5-gallon buckets.