Drawbar And Cable Carrier Trailers

Drawbar and cable carrier trailers are a specific type of trailer designed for transporting large spools of cable or wire. They are often used in the construction, telecommunications, and utility industries.


  • As mentioned previously, a drawbar is a rigid or semi-rigid bar that connects a towing vehicle to a trailer.
  • In the case of drawbar and cable carrier trailers, the drawbar is typically shorter than on other trailers, as the cable carrier itself takes up a significant portion of the trailer’s length.

Cable Carrier

  • The cable carrier is the defining feature of this type of trailer. It is a long, enclosed compartment that runs the length of the trailer bed.
  • The carrier is designed to protect and support large spools of cable or wire during transport.
  • It often has open sides or a removable roof to allow for easy loading and unloading of the cable spools.
  • Some cable carriers also have features like internal compartments, dividers, or spooling systems to help organize and secure the cable during transport.

Benefits of using drawbar and cable carrier trailers:

  • Safe and efficient transportation of large cable spools: The enclosed carrier protects the cable from damage during transport, while the drawbar connection allows for easy towing by a truck or other vehicle.
  • Organized and secure loading: The features of the cable carrier, such as compartments and dividers, help to keep the cable spools organized and prevent them from shifting or becoming tangled during transport.
  • Increased efficiency: By using a dedicated cable carrier trailer, companies can transport larger quantities of cable at once, which can improve efficiency and reduce transportation costs.

Drawbar and cable carrier trailers are available in various sizes and configurations to meet the specific needs of different applications.