The UK is no stranger to extreme weather conditions. Heavy snowfalls, high winds, and below-freezing temperatures can result in the collapse of overhead power lines, leaving thousands of homes and businesses with no power. With extreme weather during the winter months having the correct equipment available at short notice is crucial.

For many this is an all too familiar sight in the winter months…

Rotrex is Here to Support your Overhead Power Line Project

With decades of experience in the telecommunications and energy sectors, Rotrex has a wide range of equipment to support your projects including the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of overhead power lines.

When hiring or buying from Rotrex, you can rest assured that all winches are tested and certified. Where support is needed, our network of engineers deliver an on-site service to keep downtime to a minimum.

Equipment for overhead power line projects

Rotrex Sahlins 902 – Powered Reeler

The Sahlins 902 overhead line winch is a versatile hydraulic drum winch that can be used in almost any site environment. Engineered for heavy-duty work, it has long been the preferred choice of the industry due to its reliability and robust design.

The main application for this type of winch is for the installation, refurbishment and re-conductoring of overhead line power cables. It can also be used for assisted payout of mains cable for underground cable installation and re-reeling of new and redundant cables.

Variable speed control enables precise line handling, while independent hydraulic legs on each side allow full levelling to be carried out.

  • Line pull – up to 3000kgs
  • Line speed – 100m/min variable
  • Equipment for single line overhead applications also available
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Triple Cable Drum Trailer (3 x 600kgs)

The Rotrex Triple Drum Cable Drum Trailer is a versatile solution for overhead cable installations. It can carry 1, 2 or 3 drums which reduces the need for multiple vehicles and cuts down transportation costs to your site.

It is designed to be user-friendly, easily towable, and self-loading, making it the perfect choice for those who value efficiency and simplicity.

Its design allows for quick loading of the drums upon arrival to your location, no need for long delays on your stringing projects.

  • Carry up to 3 drums
  • One-man operation
  • Quick & easy to load
  • Centrally located operation station
  • Individual disc braked drums can be maintained up to a torque of 500Nm
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If you would like to know more about the best equipment for your overhead power line installation or maintenance projects, you can contact our team today on  01773 603997 or email

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