Cable Pushing Devices


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Large power cables for the energy distribution are in the hands of the Watucab™, which can handle the highest requirements and offers several options to interconnect the grid.

Max. pushing force 1350 daN. Admitted single cable Ø 45 - 160 mm. Admitted triple cables Ø 3x 25 - 3x65 mm.

Watucab™ is designed for installing underground cables for low, medium and high voltage power networks. Especially effective over long distances and tortuous routes, it enables higher performance than that achieved with conventional installation techniques. In addition, Watucab™ benefits from the latest technological innovation combining floating, pushing and pulling with water or free floating.

A quick installation of this compact and mobile equipment, as well as a high cable laying speed increase daily productivity. Its use requires fewer operators, reduces the number of connections and the number of access chambers. The costs of civil engineering works thus become the most competitive on the market. All operations are located at a single entry point, which facilitates and secures installation.

This method avoids the synchronization and high installation forces required by traditional cable laying methods. The risk of damaging cables disappears.


Single Cable-Ø
45-130 mm 45-130 mm 55-160 mm
Triple Cabel-Ø
3x25 - 3x55 mm 3x25 - 3x55 mm 3x25 - 3x65 mm
Pipe outter-Ø 90 250 mm
Pushing force
1350 daN 900 daN 1350 daN
Layering speed
17 m/min
Max. hydraulic delivery rating 51 l/min 34 l/min 51 l/min
Max. hydraulic pressure 140 bar
Pump, max. flow rate 1000 l/min
Pump, max. pressure 16 bar
Dimension ca. 2840 x 1050 x 1250 mm ca. 2100 x 1050 x 1250 mm ca. 2840 x 1050 x 1250 mm
Weight 510 kg 360 kg 550 kg

Pushing Device

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This series of compact, lightweight and hydraulically driven cable pushers enhance cable installation distances and ease of use in traditional infrastructures such as trenches, ducts or tunnels. Combined with winching they reduce the stress of pulling while increasing cable life.

The hydraulic cable feeder is designed for laying cables or underground ducts in open trenches, ducts or tunnels for new installations or during repair work.

Its drive system, with belts or chains, ensures optimum pushing without damaging the cable. Its small size makes installation easy with a minimum of preparation work.

Combined with the use of a winch, it relieves the pulling force during installation allowing longer lengths or higher weights to be installed.


TypeDF 6 HDF 6 H XLDF 22 HDF 22 H Bidirektional (Reverse Run)
25-130 mm 55-160 mm 8-40 mm 8-40 mm
Drive Hydraulic
Pushing Force
6000 daN 6000 daN 2000 daN 2000 daN
Laying speed 17 m/min 17 m/min 72 m/min 72 m/min
Dimension ca. 1160 x 380 x 835 mm ca. 1160x 410x 880 mm ca. 700 x 270 x 450 mm ca. 730 x 370 x 450 mm
Weight 106 kg 108 kg 26 kg 33 kg
Hydraulic power pack Petrol, 6,3 kW Petrol, 6,3 kW Diesel, 5,0 kW Diesel, 5,0 kW

Cable Laying Machine “Cable Dog“

The Thaler cable laying machine "Cable Dog" can be used as a pushing device in curved routes (without tractive force monitoring). Also set up to support the Thaler cable pulling winches at difficult to move points in the laying route, they fulfil important tasks through their pushing function. The endless conveyor back is equipped with 14 rubberised driver forks, 6 of which are permanently engaged.

Standard equipment

ModelCable Dog with petrol engineCable Dog with electric engine

Engine Power
3 kW 3 kW
Pushing force
800 daN 800 daN
Dimensions approx. 1150 x 450 x 950 mm approx. 1150 x 450 x 1050 mm
Height of chain drive approx. 320 mm approx. 320 mm
Laying Speed
0-11 m/min 0-11 m/min
Painting RAL 5015 (blue) RAL 5015 (blue)

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