All the latest Sherman Reilly news, blogs, updates, announcements, and more.

S+R Service Department Excellence

A LOOK INSIDE: The Service Excellence of Sherman+Reilly Sherman+Reilly’s commitment to excellent customer service continues long after the sale. The first year of ownership includes the company’s standard 1-year warranty that covers any material or workmanship defects. Beyond the warranty, Sherman+Reilly maintains a full-time dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced technicians in our Service Department. […]

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Safety Is Paramount At S+R

Every Sherman+Reilly unit is designed and manufactured with the safety of the operator top of mind, from the wrap around protection of our Safe-Zone® enclosure to the specialized design of the Ocu-View™ screen. From engineering, to production, and quality, each department sees safety as of utmost importance. Whether you are looking at a bullwheel tensioner, […]

What Is FEA & Why Is It Important?

WHAT IS FEA AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? FEA stands for Finite Element Analysis. At Sherman+Reilly, FEA is a computerized modeling process the engineering department uses to check the structural integrity of new equipment designs. The process involves taking the 3D computer model of the new design and conducting analysis on various structural frame members […]

E+ Electric Engineering

A combination of industry experience, good ideas, hard work, and engineering prowess makes Sherman+Reilly synonymous with high-quality, forward-thinking solutions for electric utility conductor installation. The latest case in point is the development of our E+ Series, our electric battery powered units that are transforming conductor pulling operations. The first E+ Series unit developed was the […]

Checklist For Inspecting Line Stringing Blocks

GENERAL INSPECTION GUIDANCE FOR BLOCKS Too often line stringing blocks are the last thing thought of when getting ready for a conductor pull but they are the first item installed for the pull and are integral to the job. While it is very important that the blocks be adequately sized for the conductor being pulled, […]

Local Manufacturer Sherman+Reilly Gives To The Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Sherman+Reilly Inc., the leading manufacturer of utility line stringing equipment, has donated $50,000 to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank ( To date, Sherman+Reilly has given a total of $200,000 to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank-the equivalent of 600,000 meals for Chattanooga area residents in need. “Ending hunger is a community effort” says Melissa Blevins, President […]

Did You Know S+R Released a Lineman Tribute Song?

Dale Watson’s “I Make It Right” lineman tribute song was released in 2012. In 2012, Sherman+Reilly partnered with honky-tonk country singer Dale Watson to honor linemen with the song “I Make It Right.” Dale wrote and donated the song so that proceeds from song downloads went to three linemen’s associations to support fallen and injured […]

Sherman+Reilly announces the appointment of a new CEO

Sherman+Reilly® announces the appointment of David Ring as its new CEO and President CHATTANOOGA, TN – Effective Immediately, Mr. David Ring will assume the roles of CEO and President for Sherman+Reilly, previously held by Michael H. Dunn, who will continue as the company’s Chairman and to whom Mr. Ring will report. Following the re-acquisition of Sherman+Reilly […]

Sherman+Reilly Makes Its Mark at The Utility Expo 2023

Sherman+Reilly’s booth at the Utility Expo 2023 was its largest exhibit space to date. Sherman+Reilly showcased its largest exhibit space to date at the 2023 Utility Expo in Louisville, at 38,000 square feet and had the highest number of collected leads among over 900 exhibitors. The Utility Expo is the third largest trade show in […]

Prepare Your Equipment For Use After Extended Storage

The reliability and working life of your Sherman+Reilly equipment such as Duct Dawg underground pullers, tensioners, pilot line winders, bullwheel tensioners, and overhead pullers depends on regular inspection and preventative maintenance of the machine. Sherman+Reilly’s service department has the experience, knowledge, and tools to assist you when you need parts or maintenance. The service department […]

Sherman+Reilly donates $75,000 to Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Sherman+Reilly, the leading manufacturer of utility line stringing equipment, is pleased to announce another holiday donation to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank in the amount of $75,000. The donation this year, combined with donations from 2021 and 2020, totals $150,000 that Sherman+Reilly has given to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank; this is the equivalent to providing […]

Winterization – Your Low Temperature Checklist

Care and maintenance of your Sherman+Reilly pullers, tensioners, pilot line winders, and Duct Dawgs improves performance, improves safety, and improves jobsite efficiency. Conducting frequent and proper inspections of bullwheels, drums, drive engagements, arbors, levelwinds, engines, hydraulics, and other peripheral equipment can identify potential problems that could later cause jobsite downtime. For optimal performance of your […]

Save Time And Money Installing Distribution Conductor With The Sherman + Reilly Spider® System

The Sherman + Reilly Spider® System is an efficient method used for installing pulling lines, saving both time and money on distribution jobs versus conventional techniques. The conventional installation of pulling lines in overhead distribution systems can be inefficient and labor intensive. When finger lines are lost, damaged, or tangled and unusable and then the […]

Summer Service Tips

Have you contacted Sherman+Reilly to inspect your equipment this year? We have qualified Service Techs that can help you increase the uptime in your equipment. Additionally, when seasons and temperatures change, it is a good time to think about maintenance on your Sherman+Reilly equipment. Just like winter, summertime is an important season to make sure […]

Why Electric?

When you have an opportunity to experience electric construction equipment, you will know firsthand how remarkable the precision control response of an all-electric drivetrain can be compared to diesel-power. In addition to benefits that include reduced operational cost and reduced emissions, an all-electric drivetrain provides immediate access to maximum torque, and reduced noise. As a […]

Sherman+Reilly Celebrates 95 Years

95 years – a Sherman+Reilly anniversary to celebrate. When Sherman+Reilly first started as an engineering company in April of 1927 in downtown Chattanooga, its founders could not have imagined where the years would take them. This week, we celebrate 95 years in operation, a feat few other companies have accomplished. We are undeniably the engineering […]

Distribution Stringing 101

The basic objective of stringing overhead distribution is to install the conductor from one point to the other in the best possible condition and in the safest, most economical manner. To accomplish this job, the proper equipment, tools, and training are most important. Four Key Components There are four key components used in an overhead […]

The Importance of VINs

Why is it important to know your Sherman+Reilly Vehicle Identification Numbers, or VINs? Shipping incorrect parts is not only costly but frustrating for all parties involved. Having the VIN allows us to correctly identify the machine. It also gives us the opportunity to check the bill of material, which was used to build the machine, […]

Heritage Series

A collaboration between Sherman+Reilly and its customers led to the new Heritage Series line of products. This includes a new 3,000 lbs. puller tensioner, a 2,000 lbs. pilot line winder, a 4,000 lbs. pilot line winder, and a 4,000 lbs. bullwheel tensioner.  “We spoke to many of our customers and distilled down what they told […]