Cable Laying & Cable Pulling

By Chris Dodds on 21st April, 2017

The Southwire Maxis XD10 EXTREME Duty Cable Puller is a cable pulling machine designed to get the job done, thriving in the most extreme pulling conditions - XD10 allows you to pull cable faster and safer up to 10,000 lbs. Designed and manufacture... Read More - Cable Pulling Machin...


By Chris Dodds on 26th October, 2016

  Introducing QWKconnect from Emtelle  - Connection made easy. Emtelle QWK Range is the Answer to Worldwide Requirements  In an ever-growing FTTH market world-wide, FTTx products are required in some countries that require... Read More - Introducing QWKconne...


By Chris Dodds on 29th January, 2016

Socomore Clean & Lubricate Cables - LV HV Power, Fibre, Telecom. T&D stock and distribute Socomore (formerly PT Technologies) Water-Based & Solvent Cleaners, Cable Lubricants & Antibacterial Wipes for low voltage (LV) and high volt... Read More - Video Blog - Socomor...


By Chris Dodds on 28th January, 2016

Centriforce Tapetile and Stokbord underground cable protection tiles and covers are the market leading, heavy duty utility protection system for protecting underground cable and pipes - this includes low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage power... Read More - Centriforce Tapetile...


By Chris Dodds on 28th January, 2016

    T&D are the leading UK specialist distributor of Cable Pulling & Cable Laying Equipment to the electrical power industry. This is a demonstration of Socomore Techlube HD used as a high voltage cable lubricant during... Read More - Video : Demonstratio...


By Chris Dodds on 8th January, 2016

Cable socks, sometimes called cable stockings or cable grips provide an efficient method of supporting cables for pulling and laying into open-trench or duct. Cable socks are re-usable tools (subject to inspection before re-use) and are not confin... Read More - Cable Socks - Techni...


By Chris Dodds on 11th December, 2015

Via Transmission & Distribution World magazine and video sponsor Burns & McDonnell we present a new video series showing a medium voltage cable replacement project at Meritex Caves in Kansas USA. The participating utility is Kansas City Power... Read More - VIDEO BLOG: Learn Ho...


By Chris Dodds on 9th December, 2015

In response to a question posed on Voltimum, the leading electrical industry portal, Nexans provided the following answer about the maximum 11kV cable pulling distances between manholes. T&D, the UK's leading Cable Pulling & Laying Equ... Read More - What Is The Maximum ...


By Chris Dodds on 19th November, 2015

Cable Laying & Cable Pulling Equipment. A few words from Andrew Hetherington (MD of SEB International), the global market-leading manufacturer of Cable Laying Equipment, about the amazing SEB and T&D success story. “SEB Internatio... Read More - A Made In GB Success...


By Chris Dodds on 16th November, 2015

Today, in Part 1 of a 2 part series covering Cable Laying, T&D look at the preparation for cable pulling when installing cables into ducts. In Part 2, T&D discuss the requirements for cable pulling and laying into trench. &nbs... Read More - Cable Laying & P...


By Chris Dodds on 16th November, 2015

In Part 2 of our series of articles about Cable Laying, we look at the equipment and process requirements for laying a cable in an open trench.   In Part 1 we covered the installation of LV-HV cables into duct. Open trench cable layin... Read More - Cable Laying & P...


By Chris Dodds on 29th October, 2015

Microtrenching (also known as slot cutting and narrow trenching) is a civils technique used for the fast deployment of fibre optic cable for all aspects of fibre connectivity. It can be used for FTT Premises in towns and cities and also use... Read More - Video Microtrenching...


By Chris Dodds on 21st October, 2015

Emtelle's UK Sales Manager for Highways & Datacomms, Scott Modha introduces the new Emtelle GS150 Fibre Blowing Unit in our Guest Blog.   The Emtelle GS150 Fibre Blowing Unit is a small, lightweight unit, consistin... Read More - Video : Emtelle GS15...


By on 3rd February, 2015

Emtelle Cable Duct Emtelle 160mm Class 1 Power Ducts For 33kV Underground Cables    Emtelle 160mm power cable ducts are plastic cable ducts designed specifically for buried underground HV cables providing 33kV electricity supply. ... Read More - Emtelle Power Duct (...


By Chris Dodds on 20th January, 2015

Pictured : Siemens Onshore Wind Turbine (1.3MW) being erected at Bankend Rig WInd Farm. The following 3 part Video set provides an interesting overview of the procedures for installing 33kV high voltage power cables.  Part 1 - 33kV Cable P... Read More - Project Video : 33kV...


By Chris Dodds on 9th January, 2015

          Centriforce Tapetile Cable Protection Tape - Flexible For Quick And Easy Application  The Centriforce Tapetile Cable Protection Tape is a specially formulated cable protection tape constructed... Read More - ENA-TS 12-23 Centrif...


By Chris Dodds on 9th January, 2015

          Centriforce Stokbord Underground Cable Covers - Heavy Duty Underground Cable Protection Centriforce Stokbord Cable Covers are heavy duty cable protection covers manufactured from high imp... Read More - ENA-TS 12-23 Centrif...


By Chris Dodds on 27th November, 2014

Elite Precast are the UK's premier manufacturer of Precast Concrete Ducting Channels and Concrete Cable Troughs. Elite Precast's sales & marketing director Owen Batham outlines the advantages of using concrete ducting f... Read More - Precast Concrete Duc...


By Chris Dodds on 19th November, 2014

Precast Concrete Cable Protection Precast concrete cable protection covers are widely acknowledged as being the most durable and reliable protection system for underground cables and pipes. Since Roman times, concrete has been the construction ... Read More - Concrete Cable Prote...


By Chris Dodds on 23rd October, 2014

Elite Concrete Cable Covers And Markers - Providing Solid Cable Protection To Utility Cable Services (LV-HV).  In this Guest Blog, Owen Batham (Sales & Marketing Director - Elite Precast Concrete Ltd) highlights the importance and benefit... Read More - Elite Precast Concre...


By Chris Dodds on 21st July, 2014

T&D distribute the complete range of SEB Cable Pulling and Cable Laying Equipment for low and high voltage (LV-HV) power cable installations into underground trench or cable duct - this now includes the new SEB TCW 3000 3T Line Pull Cable Pulling... Read More - Pulling Cable In The...


By Chris Dodds on 7th July, 2014

      Polypipe Class 1 PVCu cable duct is specified to meet the ENATS 12-24 standard and is approved by most UK DNO's to provide underground cable protection to 33kV power cables - available as either sealed or unsealed an... Read More - Class 1 PVCu Undergr...


By Chris Dodds on 16th April, 2014

      T&D have supplied over 2,500 metres of Polypipe Ridgicoil cable duct to Murphy Group working on Laggan Tormore Gas Plant project to provide underground cable protection to power and CCTV cables. Laggan Tormore... Read More - Polypipe Ridgicoil C...


By Chris Dodds on 15th April, 2014

T&D are now the leading UK distributor of SEB Cable Pulling & Cable Laying Equipment including cable winches for LV-HV power and telecoms cables. The SEB cable winch ranges includes the SEB FW3000 power cable winch (pictured) with the capa... Read More - Cable Pulling Winche...


By Chris Dodds on 28th March, 2014

Ex Stock. Centritile Cable Warning & Protection Tape for Underground Low Voltage & High Voltage Power Cables up to 11kV. Centritile cable warning tape tile is rolled out into the cable trench by cable laying contractors for quick and easy ... Read More - Centritile Cable Til...


By Chris Dodds on 28th March, 2014

T&D have supplied 50off Open Ended Cable Grips (Lace Up) type to suit 120mm diameter subsea cables. The cable socks were made to order and delivered to the site office of Harwich Navyard Wharf, Essex within 5 days. The Rigging Supervisor for Subs... Read More - Cable Socks & Su...


By Chris Dodds on 28th March, 2014

SEB FW3000 Cable Pulling Winch. LV HV Cable Pulling. Power Cable Pulling Winches - Download   Today, T&D Exports working with the Sudan Ministry of Electricity & Dams (DIU) have secured a £25,500.00 order for the supply o... Read More - SEB FW3000 Cable Pul...


By Chris Dodds on 28th March, 2014

Cable Drum Trailers  LV HV EHV Cables In December 2009, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUSL) approached SEB for a cable drum trailer to cope with a hgh voltage cable drum, which weighed 50,000kg. The cable laying and pulling project... Read More - Cable Drum Trailers ...


By Chris Dodds on 28th March, 2014

T&D Exports have serviced another requirement for Cable Grips -  working with the Senior Installation Engineer, Subsea Division of Technip Malaysia, T&D have supplied double eye Lace Up Cable Grips to suit a safe working load of 5 Tonne.... Read More - Umbilical Cable Grip...


By Chris Dodds on 19th March, 2014

  Cable Rollers Guide & Protect Offshore Cables Cable Pulling & Laying Equipment     T&D have supplied 250 x HSP125 Straight Cable Rollers, 30 x CR5 Corner Cable Rollers and 25 x CR6 Vertical Cable ... Read More - Cable Rollers Guide ...


By Chris Dodds on 19th March, 2014

Power & Telecom & Fibre Optic Cable Lubricant Tough Cable Pulling Jobs Made Easy Socomore (formerly PT Technologies Europe) have a range of biodegradable waterbased cable installation lubricants, Techlube, with several formulations avai... Read More - Power, Telecom &...


By Chris Dodds on 19th March, 2014

Socomore formerly PT Technologies Telecoms Cable Installation Lubricants Techlube M - a pourable, high performance water based cable lubricant with microspheres. Techlube FO - a pourable, water based fibre optic and sub-duct installation lu... Read More - Telecoms Cable Lubri...


By Chris Dodds on 19th March, 2014

Low Voltage. High Voltage. Cable Pulling with Lubricant Cable runs and cable pulling has been practiced for many decades but today the installations are more numerous, cables being put underground are heavier and the runs are often longer and ... Read More - Lubricating Cable Pu...


By Chris Dodds on 19th March, 2014

Cable Lubricants Techlube : Power, Telecom, Fibre Optic Cables Techlube from Socomore formerly PT Technologies Europe is a range of biodegradable, water based power and telecommunication cable installation lubricants. All Techlube cable lu... Read More - Cable Pulling Using ...


By Chris Dodds on 19th March, 2014

Faster Broadband & Fibre Cable Installations with Socomore Techlube M Socomore formerly PT Technologies T&D have delivered 3 pallets of Socomore Techlube cable pulling lubricant for Virgin Media to enable enhancement of t... Read More - Virgin Media Broadba...


By Chris Dodds on 19th March, 2014

Socomore Cable Pulling Lubricants Socomore (formerly PT Technologies Europe) offer a range of underground cable pulling lubricants, Techlube, to assist the network installer achieve minimum cable friction during cable pulls and successfu... Read More - Socomore Cable Pulli...


By Chris Dodds on 14th March, 2014

Underground High Voltage Cable Protection Using Tape Tile. Today, T&D are delivering 3 pallets of Centriforce Tape Tile to Laing O' Rourke site office at Etihad Stadium, Manchester UK. Tape Tile is the industry standard for protecting h... Read More - Premiership Cable Pr...


By Chris Dodds on 14th March, 2014

Cable lubricants provide 3 key benefits :  i) cable protection ii) cable duct protection iii) reduced cost of cable installation Socomore fomerly PT Technologies. Modern technology cable pulling lubricants have evolved to improve ... Read More - Techlube Cable Lubri...


By Chris Dodds on 3rd March, 2014

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By Chris Dodds on 21st February, 2014

Centriforce underground utility protection protects : Underground Power Cables, Fibre Optic Cables, Gas Mains, Water Mains and Pipes. Centriforce's range of Utility Cable Protection products offer many benefits to the cable laying contractor i... Read More - Centriforce Undergro...


By Chris Dodds on 21st February, 2014

Steel Bellmouths. Cable Pulling. BMR Steel Bellmouth models are available fitted with a cable roller for additional rope guidance and protection. In separable hinged halves to guide the cable through the duct to avoid damage to both the cable or t... Read More - Steel Bellmouths For...


By Chris Dodds on 21st February, 2014

LCR- Cable Conduit Rods High quality glass fibre reinforced helically wound epoxy rod giving good adhesion properties for the outer polyethylene coating. This construction gives excellent bending elasticity which makes the Cobra conduit duct rods ... Read More - Cobras - LCR Conduit...


By Chris Dodds on 21st February, 2014

T&D are Main UK Distributors for the SEB range of Cable Pulling & Cable Laying Equipment. BM4R steel bellmouths are designed to be placed into the end of low voltage and high voltage cable ducts to allow easy passage and cable pulling of L... Read More - Steel Bellmouths Wit...


By Chris Dodds on 21st February, 2014

Cable Pulling & Cable Laying Equipment - LV HV Underground Cable & Ducts. LV - MV 11KV 33KV - HV 66KV 132KV 275KV 400KV SEB Cable Laying & Cable Pulling Equipment enables the installation of LV-HV power, fibre optic, telecoms, subse... Read More - Cable Pulling & ...


By Chris Dodds on 21st February, 2014

Stokbord cable covers were specified by main contractor ABB to protect all onshore elements of the EirGrid East-West Interconnector, a high priority European infrastructure project to enable the cross-border transportation of extra high voltage power... Read More - Stokbord Cable Prote...


By Chris Dodds on 15th January, 2014

T&D have responded and delivered 100off  SEB TRP76 narrow trench cable rollers from stock to MVB Joint Venture at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works - T&D helped ensure the onsite cable pulling and laying contractors remained on schedule for... Read More - 100 Cable Pulling Ro...


By Chris Dodds on 9th December, 2013

Centriforce Stokbord - Cable Protection Covers for High Voltage Underground Cables Centriforce Stokbord Covers Centriforce Stokbord underground cable protection covers are heavy duty cable protection covers designed to withstand damage and prot... Read More - Plastic Cable Covers...


By Chris Dodds on 9th December, 2013

Stokbord cable covers are used to protect single or multiple underground cable runs. Centriforce Stokbord cable covers provide heavy duty, high impact, underground cable protection for fibre optic, low voltage, high voltage (11kV, 22kV, 33kV, 66kV... Read More - Stokbord Cable Cover...


By Chris Dodds on 22nd November, 2013

Centriforce Stokbord cable covers provide heavy duty, high impact, underground cable protection for fibre optic, low voltage, high voltage (11kV, 22kV, 33kV, 66kV) and extra high voltage (132kV-400kV) power cable networks. Stokbord cable covers ar... Read More - Stokbord Cable Cover...


By Chris Dodds on 11th November, 2013

Cable rollers are used by utilities and contractors to support and enable the installation of underground pilot, telephone and power cables into underground cable trenches. Rollers are designed to prevent damage to cables caused by either fri... Read More - Cable Rollers & ...


By Chris Dodds on 11th November, 2013

LV-HV power cables should be supported on straight cable rollers which have no sharp edges to damage cable sheathing under tension when being pulled into the cable trench. The cable roller must be placed directly into the open cable trench to... Read More - Cable Rollers For St...


By Chris Dodds on 11th November, 2013

T&D stock and distribute an extensive range of Cable Rollers to ensure the safe installation of cables into open trench or cable ducts. 3 cable rollers detailed below specifically enable the pulling in of cable into ducts. The configuration of... Read More - Cable Rollers For Pu...


By Chris Dodds on 4th September, 2013

        Underground Cable Protection T&D continue to support contractors working on behalf of Scottish Power with competitive price and delivery service to Scotland for Scottish Power logo imprinted Underground ... Read More - Scottish Power Appro...


By Chris Dodds on 24th May, 2013

    Cable Pulling & Cable Laying T&D supply cable pulling and cable laying equipment to enable the installation of High Voltage 400kV cables to the National Grid and the Electricity Alliances. Working with Balfour Be... Read More - Cable Pulling Socks ...


By Chris Dodds on 1st March, 2013

  Offshore Cable Pulling Equipment SEB Cable Laying & Pulling Equipment   T&D have tendered to all approved vendors for the cable pulling equipment requirement for the forthcoming Bonga FPSO October 2013 offshore sh... Read More - Offshore Cable Pulli...


By Chris Dodds on 26th February, 2013

Cable Pulling & Cable Laying - Offshore T&D have supplied Asaba Shipbuilding & Repair Yard in Port Malabo, Equatorial Guinea with a complete Cable Pulling system.  T&D distribute and export the SEB Cable Pulling & Cable... Read More - Cable Pulling Packag...


By Chris Dodds on 22nd February, 2013

  Concrete or Plastic Cable Protection? Its Time To Step Out Of The Stone Age Once upon a time, utility contractors had no choice but to use concrete cable covers for protecting underground cable systems. Today, traditional concrete ... Read More - Fred Flintstone's Ca...


By Chris Dodds on 15th February, 2013

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By Chris Dodds on 15th January, 2013

  Cable Pulling & Laying Equipment SEB TCW Cable Hauling Winches     The SEB TCW range of twin capstan, fully enclosed steel canopied cable winches are extremley robust pieces of engineering plant, designed... Read More - Cable Installation E...


By Chris Dodds on 7th January, 2013

THANK YOU SEB - following an increase in sales during 2012 by over 40%, Andrew Hetherington (SEB Commerical Director) approached T&D to discuss new business growth opportunities for 2013. T&D thank SEB for their generous financial and comm... Read More - Thanks SEB, The Cabl...


By Chris Dodds on 17th October, 2012

      T&D distribute Emtelle Cable Ducts for DNO and utility contractors. Emtelle Split Duct: split duct is manufactured from PVC, each cable duct length is 3m and is split in 2 to create half circles, which enables cab... Read More - Emtelle Split Duct f...


By Chris Dodds on 24th September, 2012

  Cable Pulling & Laying Equipment SEB Cable Laying   T&D have supplied site contractors with Cable Pulling and Cable Laying Equipment to enable the safe and efficient installation of 400kV extra high voltage power cable... Read More - Ross-On-Wye 400kV Ca...


By Chris Dodds on 29th August, 2012

  LV Underground Cable Protection Centriforce Centritile Warning Tape - Tapetile​ T&D have delivered from stock Underground Cable Protection Tile (Tape Tile) to Iver Water Treatment Works for Interserve Ltd. Iver Water ... Read More - Centriforce Tapetile...


By Chris Dodds on 20th August, 2012

Heavy Duty Cable Grips Slingco R Type Rotating Multi-Weave Cable Grip   Like the MU cable grip, the Slingco R Type rotating eye cable grip has a triple weave construction and is colour coded for ease of identification. In addition, t... Read More - Heavy Duty Cable Gri...


By Chris Dodds on 20th August, 2012

  Cable Grips Slingco Conduit Riser Cable Grip   Slingco Conduit Riser is a single weave grip with a support ring, designed for the support of electrical cabling in standard rigid conduit.  Pictured: Slingco Co... Read More - Slingco Conduit Rise...


By Chris Dodds on 20th August, 2012

  Heavy Duty Cable Grips Slingco RT Type Rotating Eye Cable Grip   The Slingco RT Type cable grips have a double weave construction for medium to heavy cable pulling applications in underground installations. Pictured: S... Read More - Heavy Duty Cable Gri...


By Chris Dodds on 20th August, 2012

Slingco CableGrip Slingco Hose Restraints and Marine Cable Grips   Slingco manufactures extremely heavy duty grips for high pressure hose restraints or large underwater cable pulls, and various uses in oil and gas markets. Pictured: ... Read More - Slingco Marine Cable...


By Chris Dodds on 17th August, 2012

  Slingco Cable Socks - MU Type Cable Jointing - LV HV Cables   Triple weave construction Slingco MU type cable sock is ideal for heavy cable loads. The MU type cable socks are colour coded for ease of identification, primarily ... Read More - Cable Socks - MU Mul...


By Chris Dodds on 15th August, 2012

        Cable Pulling & Laying Equipment Duct Rod - Cobra Conduit Rod T&D provide excellent price structures for Conduit Rods to contractors and distributors servicing the power and communications industr... Read More - SEB Conduit Rods - C...


By Chris Dodds on 27th July, 2012

Digging Tools. Insulated Shovels.   Insulated Shovels for Cable Laying Contractors.... When digging cable trenches or clearing debris in trenches ready for laying new cables or digging around existing cables, there is a significant increa... Read More - Insulated Cable Layi...


By Chris Dodds on 23rd July, 2012

Cable Laying & Cable Pulling Hydraulic Cable Drum Jacks   T&D have supplied 15 sets of SEB HJ6 Hydraulic Cable Drum Lifting Jacks to the Scottish Power Development Training Centre at Cumbernauld, Scotland. The Scottish P... Read More - T&D Supply Scott...


By Chris Dodds on 20th July, 2012

Cable Laying Underground Cable Protection Centriforce Stokbord Cable Covers T&D completed an order to supply underground cable tiles to FES Ltd working on the National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome projects as part of 2014 Commonweal... Read More - Centriforce Stokbord...


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