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JLC’s Cable Carrying Crocodile

Cable Carrying Crocodile – Getting Power To The Aircraft

We have developed our own Airport Ground Power Cable Carrying Crocodile System.

Aircraft power cabling and aircraft plugs are subjected to severe levels of impact damage, collisions, rough handling and heavy wear. The damage caused to the power cables, plugs and metalwork consequently delays aircraft, inhibits personnel safety, and can incur unforeseen costs.


Our crocodile system is engineered to be simple, reliable and hard wearing. Heavy duty components, it promotes a  long life-span and the comprehensive design ensures ease of repair and  replacement of parts.

Design Features & Benefits

Beam Modules   –     Constructed in either 3m or 4m lengths with clipped down top cover to allow access to internal cable.

Control Box – Modular control cabinet fully IP66 Rated Epoxy-Polyester powder coated steel separate from the basket, housing crocodile, output & control cable connections, allows for efficient cable replacement.

Articulated Knuckle Cable Track – Constructed from heavy duty steel, designed to cope with harsh environmental factors ensuring complete cable protection, whilst still allowing a high degree of opening for beam modules & maintaining ease of movement.

Cable Basket – Constructed from 50x50mm box section with compartments for each output, perforated sheet metal floor, with steel plate mesh sides for cable containment. The basket is completely modular allowing for efficient replacement of all components.

Basket Steps (optional) – Basket steps allow users to get closer to the aircraft plug, leading to better handling of the cable and less strain on the operator.

Operational Controls – Schneider Electric fully IP66 rated actuator operational buttons & LEDs fitted for each output present within the unit. These items are easy to obtain and replace, leading to quick repairs.

Castors & Brakes – 300mm industrial solid puncture proof trolley wheels with roll bearings allowing for free-flowing low resistance movement. Combined with heavy duty stamp lock brakes to ensure safe operation.

3 Phase @ 50Hz Socket – As an optional extra, the basket can be fitted with a 3-phase socket to allow for 28VDC unit to be connected.

Cabling & Sockets – Output cables supplied with AC sockets as standard and constructed using 4x 70mm2 cable. 35mm2 earth cable used throughout linking entire unit from the basket end back to the ground.

Stamp Lock Brakes (Optional) – A feature of the modular basket, the easy-to-use brake provides a stable platform when in operation. The brake can be bolted on to either side of the basket for convenient use.