Cable Laying Equipment: Equipment Spotlight

December 2012, Vol. 67 No. 12

Ditch Witch
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The RT80 Quad heavy-duty ride-on trencher and vibratory plow is exceptionally powerful, durable, and rugged RT80 Quad is completely designed and manufactured by CMW to provide outstanding traction and performance on rough and uneven terrain. With its power and compact footprint, the RT80 Quad is a machine contractors can rely on to do it all: any type of utility installation, short or long drops, on either tight or wide-open jobsites. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com

Toro
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The new Pro Sneak 360 Vibratory Plow features include: a small footprint, at only 36-inches wide; an optimized operator position that ensures safety and provides maximum visibility of the job site and all four tires; and, consistent plowing up to 24-inches deep maintained by positive hydraulic down pressure, regardless of the terrain. The Pro Sneak 360 also features 10-degree frame oscillation to ensure constant wheel-to-ground contact when plowing in problematic conditions. An optional front-mounted trencher delivers a dig depth of up to 36 inches. 800.344.8676, toro.com/compact

Slabach Enterprises
Wheeler Reeler hydraulic spool trailers have a long history of being used for wire, cable and innerduct installation. Experience the ease of spinning both small and large reels with the Power Rewind accessory on Slabach Enterprises Wheeler Reeler reel trailers. The Rewind can roll cable off a reel or be reversed to rewind cable back on. A variety of reel trailer sizes, payload capacities, colors and accessories are available. 319.656.3434, slabachenterprises.com

Dura-Line
The Plumett ULTIMAZ DROP PUSHER is the ultimate in placing flat and round drop cables quickly and efficiently in OSP environments. The ULTIMAZ attaches with ease to the drop duct and is powered by a standard cordless drill. While the ULTIMAZ was originally developed for drop duct sizes ranging from ½-inch SDR to 1 ¼-inch SDR (0.84 to 1.66 OD), it can now be adapted for installing flat and round drops into MicroDuct products such as 12/10mm, 12.7/10mm and 16/13mm sizes; thus, making it ideal for working with today’s FTTx MicroDuct products, to include bundled MicroDucts (FuturePath). The compact, portable design can be equipped with optional wheel and guide sets to be able to install flat cable designs up to 10.1mm wide, as well as round drop cables up to 10mm OD. 800.847.7661, duraline.com