Greenlee G1 Versi-Tugger Electrical Tool Reviews

Emerson Greenlee Cordless G1 Versi-Tugger

Greenlee’s G1 Handheld Puller Reduces Physical Strain and Increases Productivity

Emerson announced that they’re ready to release a new handheld puller to add to the Greenlee pulling lineup. The new Greenlee G1 Versi-Tugger speeds up pulling jobs by 68% when compared to manual pulling.

10-Second Summary

  • Works with most 18V/20V max drills
  • Constant pull force of up to 600 lbs
  • Tapered capstan handles up to 1/2″ rope
  • Capstan slides line off without having to reverse
  • Handle balances weight distribution
  • Attaches to 1/2″ – 4″ conduit
  • Pulling head offers 5 different positions for best angle


How the Greenlee G1 Versi-Tugger Came to Be

“We engineered and built G1 based on honest feedback from professionals. We learned being fast wasn’t only about pull speed. From setup and pulling to unspooling the line after – the entire process should be quicker than pulling by hand. Our design delivers that speed.”

—Adele Hendrix, product manager for Greenlee, Emerson


Get to Versi-Tugging

The Greenlee G1 Versi-Puller works with most 18V/20V max drills to exert a 1000-lb peak pull force and a constant pull force of up to 600 lbs.

Greenlee’s design features a tapered capstan that can handle up to a 1/2″ rope. When used to spool pulling line or mule tape, the capstan allows the spooled-up line to slide off in seconds without the need to throw the whole operation into reverse.

Greenlee G1 Versi-Tugger

Many of the Greenlee G1 Versi-Puller’s features focus on ergonomics, safety, and production. The handle balances weight distribution and allows safe two-handed operation.

The universal pulling head attaches to 1/2″ to 4″ conduit and offers 5 different position settings for the best possible angle on each pull. A pivoting monopod attachment provides flexibility while alleviating prolonged lifting.

It also features an adjustable-length boom that reaches up to 10′ using 1″ rigid conduit as an extension so that you don’t have to pull on a ladder.


Thoughts on the Greenlee G1 Versi-Tugger

Greenlee G1 Versi-Tugger

The most direct recent competitor Greenlee has in this space is the Southwire Maxis XD-1. The two tools have identical max/constant pull force ratings and the Versi-Tugger runs about $500 less. We’ll have to wait until we start hearing word from electricians in the field if they see or feel any significant differences between the two when it comes to pulling and speed. Until then, that price difference puts Greenlee in the driver’s seat.

Greenlee G1 Versi-Tugger Specs

  • Cable Size: #14 – 1/0
  • Capacity: 1/2″ – 4″ conduit
  • Load: 1,000 lb peak pulling force
  • Voltage Rating: Compatible with most cordless drills up to 20V
  • Mounting: Handheld
  • Construction: Aluminum and steel
  • Price: $1175

To learn more about the G1 Versi-Tugger, check it out here.

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