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Cable Reel & Pole Trailers for Rent

United Rentals’ extensive fleet of power and telecom utility equipment includes the cable reel and pole trailer rentals you need for your next job.

For our full list of cable reels and pole trailers for rent, view the items below. For more information, visit our resource section.

Black Felling cable reel trailer
Cat Class Code
920-3200

6,000-7,200 lb. Single Cable Reel Trailer, Single Axle

  • 6,000-7,200 lb. capacity
  • Single reel
  • 1,500-2,000 lb. empty weight
  • 7,500-9,200 lb. GVWR; contact a United Rentals representative to confirm CDL requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for utility and telecom applications, like transporting and handling large reels of cable
Felling pole trailer
Cat Class Code
920-3211

24-40 ft. Pole Trailer, Tandem Axle

  • 18,550 lb. capacity
  • 24-40 ft. deck length; trailer is adjustable based on your needs
  • 4,450 lb. empty weight
  • 23,000 lb. GVWR; CDL required for operation
  • Uses: Ideal for transporting large, heavy-duty materials, like utility poles and timber logs
FELLING FT-8R
Cat Class Code
920-3300

7,200 lb. Single Cable Reel Trailer, Single Axle

  • 7,200 lb. capacity
  • Single reel
  • 2,000 lb. empty weight
  • 9,200 GVWR; contact a United Rentals representative to confirm CDL requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for telecommunications, electrical and construction industries
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FAQs About Cable Reel & Pole Trailers

United Rentals has a versatile fleet of cable reels and pole trailers for rent. Designed to boost the productivity and efficiency of various utility installation projects, our lineup of trailers includes options with single or tandem axles, as well as single and multi-reel options. We offer this 19,500 lb. pole trailer, ideal for hauling large materials like utility poles, steel pipes or timber logs. Additionally, our inventory features various cable reel trailers for rent. We also have small cable reel trailers, perfect for smaller, more narrow projects like laying cable and conduit, as well as larger options, like this 7,200 lb. cable reel trailer for telecommunications, electrical and construction industries. Manufacturers include top brands like Felling Trailers and Stellar Industries.

Learn more about cable reel and pole trailers in our FAQ section below.

FAQs
What size cable reel or pole trailer do I need?

Recommended size of your cable reel or pole trailer varies based on your worksite or project needs. For smaller power jobs and maintenance, single reel cable trailers are more cost effective and can help get the job done efficiently. For bigger jobs, like laying, pulling or installing cable, a larger, multi-reel cable trailer is better suited. When sizing a utility pole trailer, it's important to consider factors like width, length, weight distribution, capacity, visibility and load security. If you’re transporting smaller amounts of cargo, like cable reels, a narrower trailer is easier to load and maneuver. For more heavy-duty transporting, like large utility poles or timber logs, a a dual axle pole trailer can hold up to 19,500 lbs.

What are the towing requirements for cable reel and pole trailers?

Most cable reel and pole trailers are designed to be simply hitched or attached to existing trucks or towing vehicles. Otherwise, it is important to note that the requirements for towing cable reel and pole trailers vary based on equipment and local regulations. Additionally, a CDL, or commercial driver's license, may be required for vehicles with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or higher. Check local restrictions and your vehicle's towing capacity, tires, lights, weight distribution and local restrictions before operating. Need more help? Contact one of our equipment experts for further guidance.

What is the maximum weight capacity of cable reel and utility pole trailers?

The maximum weight capacity of cable reel and utility pole trailers varies based on the specific make and model of the trailer. United Rentals carries options that can hold as much as 7,200 lbs. It is recommended to research the weight capacities of your specific cable reel or utility pole trailer before operating.