Products Fibre Optic Handling Equipment 5kN Fibre Optic Trailer-Mounted Winch

5kN Fibre Optic Trailer-Mounted Winch

5kN Fibre Optic Trailer-Mounted Winch

Product Overview


The 5kN Fibre Optic winch is used for pulling fibre optic cable by wrapping the cable directly onto a large diameter capstan. The capstan diameter is approx. 1400mm and is of suitable diameter not to damage the fibre optic cable during the pulling process. Fibre optic winches can be set up to a maximum line pull of 5kN. However, they can be adjusted via the control console to pull line force of anything less than 5kN and have a constant line pull throughout the pulling process. Sometimes these winches can be set e.g. to 2kN and locked in this maximum line pull mode to meet the requirements of specific cable companies such as Telstra and Optus.

The trailer-mounted winch assemblies are supplied without seat and console but with operator controls on the side of the unit and a separate foot-operated control for stop and forward/reverse of the wheel rotation. This design is a refinement of the original skid mounted variant which required two operators. After the unit has been set up a single operator can control the unit – this is a labour saving device.

All fibre optic trailers are of heavy-duty design manufactured from hot dip galvanized box section steel with Landcruiser wheels and all lights are LED type. Trailers can be provided with 2 x hydraulic jacklegs and can be provided with a variety of different couplings to suit most applications. The total weight of the fibre optic winch is less than 2500kg and can be easily towed with a 1-tonne utility or small truck.

The fibre optic winch is provided with its own diesel or petrol power pack and is a fully self-contained unit. The power pack cubicle is housed in weather/vandal-proof lockable enclosure and is provided with ISO type signage to comply with the requirements of Australian and International Standards.

Parts Books & Operating Instructions

The equipment is supplied with one copy of an operation manual which includes operating instructions, safety information, major assembly drawings, hydraulic and electrical schematics (if applicable), etc. Additional copies are available upon request at nominal cost.

Change in Specification

Specification provided is approximate, it can be confirmed on the quote if requested.

Design and improvement of products is a continuous process. We, therefore, reserve the right to make design improvements differing from this specification after receipt of an order. However, any major changes will only be made with the approval of the customer or its’ representatives.


12 months parts and labour in accordance with guarantee and sales conditions.

Rated Line Pull Capacity Capstan Diameter Max Line Speed Pressure Compensator Setting
2 kN 1300 mm 60 m/ min 80 bar
5 kN 1300 mm 60 m/ min 200 bar
10 kN 650 mm 30 m/min 200 bar

For options available please contact one of our sales team.

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