Utility Equipment Outfitters (UEO) is the parts, tools and accessories division of NESCO Rentals. UEO was the natural progression of NESCO Rentals becoming a one-stop shop to service all the needs of the Electrical Utility Industry. NESCO is known to be a leader in the trucks and equipment needed to get the job done right, but utility construction is so much more than trucks and pullers. It is all the little pieces that when put in the hands of highly skilled lineman, which makes the task of safely controlling high voltage electricity possible. This is where the experience of the UEO sales team having years of service in the industry comes into full view.
There are a numerous places in which to buy hand tools, hot tools, repair parts and the various accessories needed to outfit the equipment. UEO has the ability to not only compete with every other tool vendor for the common items, but we lead the way in bringing new items into the market place that make the work safer, easier and faster. The key to this industry is being efficient while maintaining safety; therefore, we look for new innovative tools that help make this possible.
The All-in-One Auger tool allows lineman to install screw in augers without having to remove the auger. This is much safer, no one has to climb the auger to unpin it, and you don’t have to worry the auger falling over from not being in the ground deep enough, or having it tied to the side of the truck.
The Ladder Pad has finally allowed a way for workers to be safe while working from a ladder. Its innovative design allows it to be attached to the ladder and anchored in to the ground. Giving unprecedented safety and security to anyone using a ladder.
The Latchway Personal Rescue Device (PRD) is a bucket harness that allows an individual to rescue themselves from as high as 65 feet above the ground. It is a simple harness with an amazing ability to safely lower the worker to the ground. There are other bucket rescue devices that require annual training, but in a moment of panic or extreme stress, remembering protocols is difficult. With the Latchway there are no “steps” you simply clear yourself from the bucket and pull the ripcord. As a famous boxer once said “everyone has a plan till they get hit in the mouth”, 65 feet above the ground is not the time to try to remember the plan.
The Rhino gasoline powered ground rod driver in conjunction with the Ground Rod Driver Adapter allows one worker to install ground rods anywhere by themselves without the use of a ladder or aerial device. The Ground Rod adapter clamps onto the ground rod at shoulder level and allows the Rhino to be used where the worker can safely hold it without strain and allow the driver to do the work. It can also be used upside-down to remove ground rods installed as temporaries.
These are just a small sampling of the way NESCO and Utility Equipment Outfitters is working to make the jobs and lives of the workers of this industry safer, easier, and more efficient. Contact your UEO representative and allow us to demo these innovative tools and show you the UEO difference.