Deployment with the Cordwheel

To deploy installed material hold rotating handle (a) with left or right hand and pull on material free end

Power supply cables must be fully unwound
before use & to prevent impact injury do not have loose cable or
hose protruding through spool when deploying or retrieving

Retrieval with the Cordwheel

cord wheel1. Hold reel in left or right hand using center rotating handle (a)
2. Attach end of material being handled to inner retainer hook (b) or through either hole (c)
3. Rotate reel clockwise with other hand using winder knob (d) until fully retrieved


Communications or Data Cable on the Cordwheel

1. Remove inner retainer hook (b) to eliminate interference with cable
2. Pull 2 or 3 metres of cable through either hole (g) or (c) and wind tightly around face of spool using cable retainers (e)
3. Attach free end using any hole (f) at outer rim
4. Wind cable onto reel as per instructions until desired capacity reached
5. Retain free end using any hole (f) at outer rim

For the handling of the following Communication or Data Cables: Don 10 cable, WD-1/TT cable, WD-1A/TT cable, WF-16/U cable, WF-8/G cable, Cat 5 cable, Cat 6 cable, Cat 7 cable, Optical Fibre cable, Firing cable AWG number 18, detonator cord, audio/video cable, microphone cable, telephone cable, wire, etc

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Stacking & Capacities

The Ruslyn Cordwheel® has a unique design which allows reels to be stacked together for transport in boxes and racking for storage. When stacking reels, do not fill spool above winder knob cut out (h). The Ruslyn Pack Reel is designed to be clipped together with multiple small reels for easy transport and storage.

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 Cordwheel Capacity

The Ruslyn Cordwheel has the following spool capacities:

  • Signals cable WD-1/TT (Don 10):  350m (1148ft)

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  • Cat cable: 175m (574ft)
  • Power cable: 30m (98ft)
  • Rope 10mm (3/8″): 50m (164ft)
  • Firing cable: 250m (820ft)
  • Detonator cord: 175m (574ft)
  • Shock tube: 400m (1312ft)
  • Air hose: 20m (65ft)
  • Fire hose (19 & 25mm): 30m (98ft)
  • Optical fibre cable: As Required
  • Audio / Visual cable: As Required
  • Barrier tape, NDT tape: As Required
  • Wire and chain: As Required

Pack Reel Capacity

The Ruslyn Pack Reel has the following spool capacities:small reelsmall reelsmall reel

Hook & Line: 100m (328’)
Firing Cable (black & tan): 75m (246’)
Detonator Cord: 35m (115’)
Comms Cable – DON 10 (WD-1A/TT): 130m (426’)
Cord – 2mm: 335m (1099’)
Cord – 8mm: 20m (65’)
Rope – 10mm: 12m (39’)

The Ruslyn Pack Reel is a lightweight rugged small cable reel designed for use by dismounted soldiers to handle hook & line, det cord, firing cable, comms cable, paracord, rope and wire.

Hook & Line Reel Capacity

The Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel® has the capacity of 80m (262ft) 3mm Dyneema cord. Part number AUS004754RHLR-11
NATO Codified (NSN) 8130/66-164-1146

Hook & Line Reel

Hook & Line Reel