Electrical Business

New 2015 fiber optic reel-handling accessories from GMP

September 8, 2015
By Renée Francoeur


September 8, 2015 – General Machine Products Company (GMP) has introduced three new reel-handling accessories to its line of aerial and underground cable placement tools and equipment. These components—the pole mount spindle, the reel buck, and the reel caddy—are engineered to make fiber optic cable deployment safer and more productive, GMP says.

All of the accessories feature steel construction and a yellow powder-coat finish for visibility and corrosion protection.

The pole mount spindle features a ratchet binder that employs a 2-in. wide web and the unit is engineered to accommodate the specific requirements of FIOS/VATS cable reels. Two sizes are available.

The reel buck can support any utility reel up to 36 in. wide and up to 50 in. in diameter (larger sizes are available). It can also handle a load capacity of up to 1200 lb.


The reel caddy can be used to support and dispense drop cable. It supports reels up to 30 in. in diameter and accommodates multiport-type deployments using cardboard or plastic reels.

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