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Cable Laying Equipment: Equipment Spotlight
Cable laying equipment from Roose Mfg., Condux Intl., General Machine Products, Felling Trailers, Ditch Witch, Toro, Slabach Enterprises, Dura-Line, Kiefer Mfg. and Vermeer.
The Model RR-250 carries two 5,000-pound, 125-inch diameter reels and has an inside working width of 62 inches. This trailer is designed for easy loading of two reels by opening the rear gate, and then rolling the reels into the trailer. With the reels in a boxed in area and a low center of gravity, the reel mover is safe and convenient. Features include a Tandem osolating wheel system, Dexter Niver-Lube axles, and five years or a 100,000 mile bearing life warranty. The RR-250 also is equipped with two hand pumps to raise and lower. 800.552.3276, roosemfg.com
The APS75 hydraulic underground cable puller provides up to 7,500 pounds of continuous pulling power to tackle a comprehensive range of pulling applications. The APS75 is completely self-contained and transports easily from jobsite to jobsite. The new digital readout allows the operator to view pulling forces, distance pulled, tension limiter and hydraulic pressure readings. Pulling operations can be recorded and downloaded through a convenient USB port. With other standard features including anti-twist rope, rotating pulling arm and wired remote control, the APS75 is one of the most advanced pulling systems available. 507.387.6576, condux.com
General Machine Products
Continuous Duct Rodders, by General Machine Products, are designed for underground duct cleaning, locating ducts, threading lines, and pulling cables. They are offered in ¼-, 3/8- and ½-inch thicknesses and in lengths from 100 to 1,200 feet. GMP Tonable Duct Rodders can be used with standard locating equipment. These rodders are ideal for mapping projects to identify duct route locations. 215.357.5500, gmptools.com
Felling Trailers’ Cable / Reel trailer line comes standard with a self-contained hydraulic power supply and heavy duty hydraulic cylinders. There are multiple options available to customize this trailer to your specific needs. Numerous utility companies have found these units to be the most dependable and user-friendly Cable / Reel trailer on the market! Available in 6,000 to 10,000 pound load capacities. Contact Felling Trailers and/or an authorized dealer for more information. 800.245.2809, felling.com