The reel unit can carry a single reel DR-5 or DR-15B, or two wire reels RL-159/U.
Reel unit RL-31( )/G can be mounted on the ground or on a vehicle. A special vehicular
installation kit is available.
For more information, see TM 11-3895-202-13.
Tool equipment TE-33 is used for making field wire splices. It consists of pouch CS-34, pliers
TL-13A, and electricians knife TL-29. (See Figure 1-9.) These items should be available in the unit or
through the Self-Service Supply Center.
Electrical or friction tape. Two types of insulating tape may be used in making field wire
spliceselectrical insulation tape TL-636/U (black polyethylene), used in tropical and temperate zones
and electrical insulation tape TL-600/U (white polyethylene), used in the arctic and during cold weather
in temperate zones. Tape TL-83 (friction) may be used for added protection of the splice.
Figure 1-9. Tool equipment TE-33.
Tool equipment TE-21. Climbing equipment is used by wiremen to climb poles or trees without
pole steps or ladders. It permits the wireman's hands freedom for performing work while aloft. (See