Hastings, a worldwide manufacturer of hot-line tools and equipment, recently added a Temporary Dead End Arm to its extensive product catalog.
The Temporary Dead End Arm enables a line crew to spread conductors off an existing dead end arm to gain working clearance to replace and terminate new conductors. Arms are constructed with 3-inch-diameter fiberglass and a foam core to meet most load requirements for temporary dead ends. They can carry a load limit of 500 pounds per position or 1,000 pounds total load limit.
Arms have two holes with 18-inch spacing to accommodate 5/8-inch-diameter hardware bolts for dead ends. Two aluminum sleeves are installed to prevent wear on the fiberglass arm. Steel mounting brackets have multiple holes for adjustment to fit various arm sizes.
Arms can be installed on either the top or bottom of existing crossarms. Two styles are available: butt swivel eye to dead end a single-phase tap line or a three-way aluminum alloy equipment mounting bracket for mounting a cutout, lighting arrester and a dead end tap line.
This product can be found on page 313 of Hastings’ online catalog. www.hfgp.com