Most methods of underground cable installation involve creating a path underground and pulling wires through it. Utility companies use a variety of equipment types to complete these steps. Installers commonly use these five types of underground cable installation tools to get the job done.
Plowing equipment uses blades to dig a trench hole along the ground at the depth required for cable installation. The two main types of plowing tools used for underground cables include:
Trenching tools work similarly to plowing tools, but they use a digging mechanism instead of cutting. Many installers will trench or plow on undeveloped land that they can easily replace.
Boring tools drill holes in the ground when a surface such as a building requires minimal disruption. Underground cable installers tend to use one of these two tools:
After creating a passage using a plowing, trenching or boring tool, you can use a cable puller to pull cable through it. In underground cable installation, these types of machines include:
During cable installation, the reel trailer and its accessories support the cable pulling system. These components include:
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