Cable drum

Cable drum capacity calculator

A handy tool for finding a cable drum that suits your needs - just enter your cable diameter and required length and it will return a list of matching cable drums.

All figures given are based upon a theoretical ‘tight pack’. It is recommended that an allowance of up to 30% be made to accommodate loose winding. A lower percentage could be used if the crew are known to always wind the drums neatly!

Input cable information

Cable diameter mm
Cable weight kg/m
Desired capacity m

Calculated capacity result is highlighted in green when the drum can accommodate the 'Desired Capacity'.

The combined weight of cable and drum is highlighted in orange when the weight exceeds 16kg. At this weight a user may need to make a risk assessment with respect to moving and/or carrying such without assistance.

Cable diameter: 6.5mm, Cable weight: 0.049kg/m, Desired capacity: 150m

Cable drum Max capacity Combined weight(at desired capacity) In stock? Price
Plastic drum
CDP240 35-5001
Hub diameter 135mm
Flange diameter 241mm
Drum hub width 125mm
Weight 1.6kg
84m - Yes £100.80
CDP266 35-5002
Hub diameter 134mm
Flange diameter 280mm
Drum hub width 114mm
Weight 1.3kg
113m - No £59.41
CDP280 35-5003
Hub diameter 153mm
Flange diameter 280mm
Drum hub width 140mm
Weight 1.4kg
119m - Yes £52.21
CDP300 35-5004
Hub diameter 135mm
Flange diameter 306mm
Drum hub width 123mm
Weight 1.7kg
152m 9.1 kg Yes £113.40
CDP301 35-5005
Hub diameter 178mm
Flange diameter 306mm
Drum hub width 140mm
Weight 2.4kg
133m - No £126.00
CDP380 35-5006
Hub diameter 178mm
Flange diameter 388mm
Drum hub width 137mm
Weight 3.7kg
283m 11.1 kg No £139.60
Rubber drum
CDR235 35-5031
Hub diameter 135mm
Flange diameter 233mm
Drum hub width 112mm
Weight 1kg
63m - No £50.41
CDR310 35-5032
Hub diameter 170mm
Flange diameter 310mm
Drum hub width 132mm
Weight 1.8kg
140m - Yes £82.82
CDR380 35-5033
Hub diameter 236mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 182mm
Weight 4.2kg
286m 11.6 kg No £171.00
CDR450 35-5034
Hub diameter 296mm
Flange diameter 445mm
Drum hub width 187mm
Weight 5.2kg
342m 12.6 kg No £219.60
CDR310CTS 35-5035
Hub diameter 170mm
Flange diameter 310mm
Drum hub width 132mm
Weight 1.8kg
140m - No £85.51
CDR380CTS 35-5036
Hub diameter 236mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 182mm
Weight 4.3kg
286m 11.7 kg Yes £181.80
CDR450CTS 35-5037
Hub diameter 296mm
Flange diameter 445mm
Drum hub width 187mm
Weight 5.6kg
342m 13.0 kg No £223.20
CDR310HAD 35-5038
Hub diameter 170mm
Flange diameter 310mm
Drum hub width 132mm
Weight 1.8kg
140m - No £139.50
CDR380HAD 35-5039
Hub diameter 236mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 182mm
Weight 4.2kg
286m 11.6 kg No £232.20
CDR450HAD 35-5040
Hub diameter 296mm
Flange diameter 445mm
Drum hub width 187mm
Weight 5.6kg
342m 13.0 kg Yes £279.00
Steel drum
CD260 35-5011
Hub diameter 135mm
Flange diameter 259mm
Drum hub width 124mm
Weight 2.3kg
98m - Yes £108.00
CD300 35-5012
Hub diameter 135mm
Flange diameter 300mm
Drum hub width 124mm
Weight 2.7kg
144m - No £135.90
CD301 35-5013
Hub diameter 178mm
Flange diameter 300mm
Drum hub width 141mm
Weight 3.1kg
133m - Yes £137.90
CD380 35-5014
Hub diameter 178mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 141mm
Weight 5.3kg
259m 12.7 kg No £184.30
CD381 35-5015
Hub diameter 240mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 168mm
Weight 5.8kg
229m 13.2 kg No £229.10
CD385 35-5016
Hub diameter 176mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 210mm
Weight 5.7kg
399m 13.1 kg No £199.80
CD460 35-5017
Hub diameter 178mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 141mm
Weight 7.3kg
414m 14.7 kg No £236.50
CD461 35-5018
Hub diameter 240mm
Flange diameter 461mm
Drum hub width 168mm
Weight 8.7kg
449m 16.1 kg No £238.30
CD462 35-5019
Hub diameter 320mm
Flange diameter 461mm
Drum hub width 169mm
Weight 8.3kg
302m 15.7 kg No £316.60
CD580 35-5020
Hub diameter 320mm
Flange diameter 581mm
Drum hub width 169mm
Weight 13kg
706m 20.4 kg No £430.20
CD301CTS 35-5021
Hub diameter 178mm
Flange diameter 300mm
Drum hub width 141mm
Weight 3.1kg
133m - Yes £141.40
CD380CTS 35-5022
Hub diameter 178mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 141mm
Weight 5.3kg
259m 12.7 kg Yes £189.00
CD381CTS 35-5023
Hub diameter 240mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 168mm
Weight 5.8kg
229m 13.2 kg Yes £232.20
CD385CTS 35-5024
Hub diameter 176mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 210mm
Weight 5.7kg
399m 13.1 kg No £204.80
CD460CTS 35-5025
Hub diameter 178mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 141mm
Weight 7.3kg
414m 14.7 kg No £249.50
CD461CTS 35-5026
Hub diameter 240mm
Flange diameter 461mm
Drum hub width 168mm
Weight 8.7kg
449m 16.1 kg No £245.90
CD462CTS 35-5027
Hub diameter 320mm
Flange diameter 461mm
Drum hub width 169mm
Weight 8.3kg
302m 15.7 kg No £275.60
CD580CTS 35-5028
Hub diameter 320mm
Flange diameter 581mm
Drum hub width 169mm
Weight 12.4kg
706m 19.8 kg No £443.30
Steel drum, high capacity
CD4600 35-5051
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 250mm
Weight 14kg
552m 21.4 kg No £603.00
CD4601 35-5052
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 350mm
Weight 14.9kg
776m 22.3 kg No £623.00
CD4602 35-5053
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 500mm
Weight 16.8kg
1119m 24.2 kg No £663.00
CD4600CTS 35-5054
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 250mm
Weight 13.4kg
552m 20.8 kg No £642.00
CD4601CTS 35-5055
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 350mm
Weight 15.1kg
776m 22.5 kg No £666.00
CD4602CTS 35-5056
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 500mm
Weight 17kg
1119m 24.4 kg No £702.00
Steel drum, enclosed frame
CD1 39-011
Hub diameter 90mm
Flange diameter 320mm
Drum hub width 125mm
Weight 6.25kg
192m 13.6 kg Yes £162.70
CD2 39-021
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 450mm
Drum hub width 150mm
Weight 9.75kg
369m 17.1 kg Yes £236.30
CD3 39-031
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 450mm
Drum hub width 300mm
Weight 11.25kg
755m 18.6 kg Yes £247.10
CD3.45 39-035
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 450mm
Drum hub width 450mm
Weight 13kg
1141m 20.4 kg Yes £331.70
CD3.6 39-036
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 450mm
Drum hub width 600mm
Weight 14.5kg
1527m 21.9 kg No £366.50
Steel drum, stackable
CDS380 35-5041
Hub diameter 236mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 166mm
Weight 6kg
255m 13.4 kg No £372.40
CDS380CTS 35-5042
Hub diameter 236mm
Flange diameter 380mm
Drum hub width 166mm
Weight 6.2kg
255m 13.6 kg No £383.70
Steel drum, high capacity, stackable
CD4700 35-5061
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 250mm
Weight 19.5kg
552m 26.9 kg No £759.00
CD4701 35-5062
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 450mm
Weight 21.5kg
1015m 28.9 kg No £782.00
CD4822 35-5063
Hub diameter 320mm
Flange diameter 461mm
Drum hub width 338mm
Weight 19.9kg
616m 27.3 kg No £962.00
CD4823 35-5064
Hub diameter 320mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 507mm
Weight 22kg
931m 29.4 kg No £1,100.00
CD4700CTS 35-5065
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 250mm
Weight 18.8kg
552m 26.2 kg No £769.00
CD4701CTS 35-5066
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 450mm
Weight 19.4kg
1015m 26.8 kg No £821.00
CD4822CTS 35-5067
Hub diameter 320mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 338mm
Weight 17.9kg
616m 25.3 kg No £972.00
CD4823CTS 35-5068
Hub diameter 320mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 507mm
Weight 19.9kg
931m 27.3 kg No £1,110.00
CD4730CTF 35-5069
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 250mm
Weight 21kg
552m / 731m 28.4 kg No £856.00
CD4731CTF 35-5070
Hub diameter 281mm
Flange diameter 460mm
Drum hub width 420mm
Weight 23.6kg
940m / 1119m 31.0 kg No £882.00
Skeleton cable reel
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 615mm
Drum hub width 136mm
Weight 7kg
724m 14.4 kg No £120.10
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 615mm
Drum hub width 226mm
Weight 7.5kg
1258m 14.9 kg Yes £129.60
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 615mm
Drum hub width 118mm
Weight 8.5kg
648m 15.9 kg Yes £143.70
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 615mm
Drum hub width 173mm
Weight 8.84kg
953m 16.2 kg Yes £148.50
Hub diameter 230mm
Flange diameter 615mm
Drum hub width 208mm
Weight 9.05kg
1181m 16.4 kg Yes £183.80

Notes

Drums with CTS suffix have an open hub 'Cable Tail Support' on their flange. This would accommodate a further couple of metre's of cable to allow the cable tail to be brought out of the drum at a gentle angle, however, calculated capacities remain the same as standard versions.

Drums with CTF suffix have cable tail supports plus an additional flange, forming an 80mm wide extra section on the side of the drum to protect the tail. Calculated capacities are shown including and excluding the extra section.

TechZone