Cable Laying Equipment: Equipment Spotlight

December 2012, Vol. 67 No. 12

Kiefer Mfg.

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Ideal for transporting conduit and Innerduct, the ICE Economy Reel Trailer is 96 inches wide and 144 inches long and has a one-piece mainframe and tongue. The reel size is 54 inches wide and 72 inches in diameter. The reel carrier features a 2,900 GVWR axle capacity; a 2-½ inch spindle bar with locking/lifting reel collars; and 16-gauge round fenders. 641.762.3201,

The RTX550 boasts a 65-hp utility tractor available with an innovative rubber quad-track system, which provides increased tractive effort and maneuverability, greater stability and decreased surface and turf damage. The machine’s TrenchSense electronic control system monitors engine rpm and automatically reacts when a sudden drop is detected to prevent stall or engine stop. The RTX550 fills an important niche, especially for secondary, shorter-run utility service installations where confined space is often a concern. 888.837.6337,