The GATOR reels are designed for small to medium sized cable requirements; economical, durable and adaptable – these units are ideal for managing tethers on ROV systems, camera systems, remote robotic crawlers, towed sonars and more.

And, with multiple sizes and a range of options and add-ons including fiber or copper slip rings, adjustable level winds, manual or motorized payout and retrieval, deployment sheaves, or distance counters, the GATOR reels can satisfy almost any budget and performance requirement.


  • Constriction: 6061-T6 Aluminum and Acetal
  • Weight: 11 Kg (~24 lbs.] (without cable or level wind)
  • Slip-ring: 8 Conductor, 28 AWG, 240 VDC/AC (options for higher voltage, extra conductors, fiber optic, etc.)


Cable Diameter
5 mm [0.2 in]
8 mm [0.3 in]
10 mm [0.4 in]
Max Length
400 m [1300 ft.]
150 m [500 ft.]
120 m [395 ft.]


  • Adjustable level-wind
  • Motorized payout/retrieval
  • Deployment arm/sheave