The Line Guard Wheel – also referred to as the Jump Barrier - is one of the most vital pieces in the Line Guard Pack because it helps deter squirrels, monkeys, sloths, and other animals from ever accessing your powerline. This jump barrier wheel, which has an outside diameter of 12 inches, rotates or spins freely when the animal contacts it, making it difficult to jump or crawl over it on the line. It creates a physical barrier to the animal forcing it either to jump over it – onto a roller that will spin the animal off - or crawl over it – which then turns upside down with the weight of the animal. For a complete Line Guard Set, two Line Guard Wheels are needed to protect your powerline – one on each end of the set of rollers. Most of our customers purchase the Line Guard Wheel separately when they need to replace their existing Line Guard Wheel. Other customers have purchased the Line Guard Wheel for other creative deterrent systems such as for use on a bushing on a pole mounted transformer.
If you are interested in purchasing a Line Guard Wheel, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you figure out the amount of Line Guard Wheels you need to protect your powerlines from squirrels, monkeys, sloths, or other animals. Keeping animals off your powerlines will reduce the chance of experiencing an animal-caused power outage. To learn more about the installation process of the Line Guard Wheel, please read the safety notice below.
For overhead power line applications, Critter Guard recommends this product be installed by qualified power line technicians. This is not absolutely required, but is good practice. It is not required to de-power the line. Assure the conductor is properly insulated and not showing signs of wear or degradation. For Substation applications, position one end of the Line Guard approximately 5 feet outside the vertical perimeter of the substation fence. For other installations, position one end of the Line Guard approximately 2 feet from the power pole or vertical structure (i.e., building). DO NOT TOUCH LIVE TERMINALS or CONDUCTORS. Wear appropriate safety gloves.
Installation defects are specifically not covered under the company warranty and are the responsibility of the installer. The company’s liability for any damaged or defective product is limited to the value of the product sale only. No consequential or incidental claims will be accepted, including claims of improper installation or damage caused by improper installation. If in doubt, contact a qualified power line technician.
Please contact Critter Guard for volume orders or special shipping rates such as international shipments or overnight/air shipping.