Greenlee® Expands the Gator® Tool Line with New Battery Ratchet Cutter

May 29, 2018

Ergonomic design allows for easy, one-handed tool operation

ROCKFORD, Ill. (May 29, 2018) -- Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is expanding its line of Gator tools to include a new ratcheting cable cutter. The new Gator tool has hardened blades to produce clean uniform cuts and features an ergonomic design to reduce potential worksite injuries.

“The new ESR1000LX ratchet cutter is designed for one-handed operation to help professionals cut cable quickly and easily,” said Ryan Berg, Termination Product Manager. “The tool delivers a large cutting capacity, allowing operators to cut up to a 1000 kcmil in copper and 1250 kcmil in aluminum.”

The battery ratchet cable cutter’s handle design reduces operator hand strain and has an over-molded grip for easy, comfortable handling and control. Professionals will appreciate the lightweight, well-balanced center of gravity that optimizes hand positioning. In addition, the cable cutter includes a forward-reverse button with safety lock, minimizing safety hazards. Furthermore, the tool produces less wrist torque, reducing operator fatigue.

The Greenlee ERS1000LX uses the Makita®18V lithium-ion battery platform, resulting in longer run times, faster charging and a single battery platform for the Gator tool line. The ratchet cutter includes a battery life indicator directly on the tool for operator convenience.

Watch the new battery ratchet cutter in action at To schedule a demonstration or purchase tools, contractors should locate their nearest dealer by visiting

Greenlee Textron Inc.

Greenlee Textron Inc. is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois-based company develops high quality, innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. It also leverages its powerful brands such as Greenlee Communications and Greenlee Utility in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide. More information is available at

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For information, visit:

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