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McCulloch TCT

The McCulloch Trac Cable Transporter (TCT) transforms the way large cable runs are laid within the Railway Infrastructure. The TCT allows distances of cable to be laid safely and efficiently compared to traditional methods. 

Trac Cable Transporter features & benefits 

  • Capable of lifting Cable Drums up to 700kg in weight and 1500mm in size. 
  • The TCT is completely remote control, creating an instant exclusion zone and eliminating any handling issues. 
  • Fully certified to work across the rail network including under live Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) and any line open working (ALO). 
  • A loaded TCT Machine can turn in any direction whilst in motion. 
  • Moderately small footprint allowing access and use in narrow environments such as bridges, tunnels and cuttings. 
  • Can work on any gauge with no additional or conversion costs. 
  • Can easily cross multiple tracks including areas with conductor rails. 
  • Can work with various types and sizes of cable drums. 
  • Compact size and manoeuvrability enables easy transportation, rapid deployment and demobilisation. 

Performance Characteristics 

  • Operation – Fully remote controlled  
  • Terrain – Running on rubber tracks the TCT is capable of manoeuvring and tracking on most ground conditions, i.e., Ballast/Stone, Dirt, Concrete, grassland. 
  • Transportation – Compact size and manoeuvrability enables easy transportation, rapid deployment and demobilization from a standard flatbed van. 
  • Cross Tracking – Can easily cross all types of rail track. 
  • Recovery Method – In the event of an engine power failure, the TCT can be moved off the rail infrastructure utilising the approved and supplied recovery system. 


The TCT is fully approved for use on the UK Rail network by Network Rail. 

The TCT has been assessed in line with the requirements of RIS 1701 PLT and approved for use on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure in line with RIS 1710 PLT. 

The TCT meets all the appropriate provisions of the relevant legislation implementing certain European Directives.