Press Release

Emerson Launches New Greenlee® Cordless G1 Versi-Tugger™ Handheld Puller

Patent-pending 1,000-pound handheld puller reduces physical strain and increases productivity

ROCKFORD, Ill. (November 19, 2019) – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the addition of a handheld puller to its iconic Greenlee pulling lineup – the new G1 Versi-Tugger. The versatile and portable G1 is designed for pulls normally done by hand and can pull up to 68-percent faster when compared to manual pulling.

“We engineered and built G1 based on honest feedback from professionals,” said Adele Hendrix, product manager for Greenlee, Emerson. “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.”

The patent-pending design features a tapered capstan that is capable of handling up to 1/2-inch rope. When used to spool pulling line or mule tape, the tapered capstan allows the spooled line to slide off in seconds with no need to reverse the drill.

Many of the G1’s unique features focus on ergonomics for increased comfort, safety and productivity. The handle provides balanced weight distribution to decrease strain and allows safe two-handed operation. G1’s universal five-position pulling-head quickly attaches to 1/2-inch to 4-inch conduit and offers five different positions giving the professional the option to pick the best angle for each pull. A pivoting monopod attachment provides flexibility and alleviates prolonged lifting, reducing operator fatigue. The 17-inch, adjustable-length boom reaches up to 10 feet using 1-inch rigid conduit as an extension to reduce the need to pull on a ladder.

Professionals interested in Greenlee’s G1 Versi-Tugger can learn more at To find a local dealer, visit For more information on Emerson, visit

Emerson’s Professional Tools businesses include Greenlee as well as the RIDGID® and Klauke® brands and provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit for more information.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit

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