Cable Jacks

SEB InternationalCable Drum Lifting Jacks

Lifting LV HV Cable Drums

Cable Jacks

Screw, Hydraulic & Towers

Cable jacks are used to lift, support and stabilise low and high voltage cable drums to enable efficient cable laying and pulling for low and high voltage cables.

This includes hydraulic cable jacks, screw cable jacks and cable jack towers for lifting cable drum weights up to 30 tonnes. Standard hydraulic cable drum jacks lift 3 tonne, 6 tonne and 10 tonne weights.

Pictured: SEB Cable Jacks Range

SEB Cable Jacks Range


Cable Drum Jacks & Setting Cable Drums Prior to Cable Pulling & Cable Laying

LV HV Cable Pulling Using Cable Jacks

Carry out site specific risk assessment. Always wear appropriate PPE. Always push cable drums in the direction of travel. Never pull cable drums with back to the direction of travel.

Push squarely on the cable drum flanges and be aware for any projecting nails in wooden cable drums. Always use approved equipment for handling cable drums.

Never allow cable drums to move in an uncontrolled manner. Never position or store a cable drum underneath an overhead line.

Pictured : Cable Jacks - cable jacks are available for lifting wood and steel cable drums from 600mm to 5 meter including double, triple and quad flanged. 

Cable Drums


Positioning of Cable DrumsNexans Cable Drums

Always observe the correct direction of roll indicated by the "roll this way" arrow on the cable drum flange. Position the cable drum so that the cable pull from the drum to the cable trench is as straight as possible.

Generally the lead in angle of the low or high voltage power cable to be pulled into the cable trench should not be greater than 30 degrees.

A lead in cable roller shall always be used to guide the cable into the trench.

When pulling a cable into a duct the cable drum shall be positioned above the cable duct so that the cable leaves the cable drum and enters the cable duct in a smooth curve.

The cable drum shall be rotated by hand during the installation to ensure that the cable does not become tight between the cable drum and cable duct mouth.

When using cable drum jacks and spindles check to ensure that the size and weight of the cable drum does not exceed the capacity of the cable jacks.

During cable laying and cable pulling the stability of the cable drum and cable drum jacks should be monitored.

For further information refer to BS 8512:2008 Electric Cables (Code of practice for the storage, handling, installation and disposal of cables on wooden drums).


T&D UK distribute the complete range of Cable Pulling and Laying Equipment including cable rollers, cable socks, cable jacks, drum trailers, cable pulling lubricant, underground cable protection and conduit duct rod.

We service the utility cable laying contractor, electrical contractor, cable jointing training schools and cable industry (distributors and manufacturers).

Cable Pulling Laying Equipment


Cable Jacks - Cable Drum Lifting Jacks