2-7. PAYING OUT FIELD WIRE
Do not lay, place or throw field wire on or near power lines or transformers. Dangerous
high voltages exist at these structures and severe shock or death may result from contact
between field wire and power lines. Follow the five emergency steps in the front of this
manual. Be careful when using the RL-207(*)/G during storms. Lightning may pose a
Follow operating instructions carefully. When operating the equipment, always stand
beside the equipment; never stand in line with the wire reels when they are turning. Check
to be sure that all hub lock levers are in the horizontal position and that the reels are
installed so that they unwind from the bottom of the reel.
Untie the end of the wire from the reels.
Pull enough wire off each reel to terminate the wire and anchor it to a pole or to a stake.
Overspinning of the reels may cause the wire the backlash and entangle the operator. Be
extremely careful when paying out the wire or cable.
Move the vehicle at a speed of 15 miles per hour (mph) or less along the desired route. Use
authorized hand and arm signals or whistle signals to direct the driver.
Control the reel speed and wire tension by operating the reel axle control lever to the brake (rear)
position. Maintain only enough tension to permit the reel to turn freely. Too much tension will cause
the wire to break.