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Sets the standard in reliable cable trenching

The MD3® Plough is recognised globally as setting the standard in cable ploughing offering reliable trenching in most soils including clays and sands. Using patented technology, the plough is designed to minimise pull force requirements and provide effective trenching capability from zero to 3.0m depth.

The flexibility of the MD3 range allows the vehicle to be optimised for the depth of burial required, ground conditions and customer operational preferences.

SMD offer a complete turnkey cable burial solution including tow winch, umbilical and LARS system.

MD3 Plough

Designed for Maximum Performance

The MD3 can be enhanced with jetting and rock ripping upgrades to maximise performance. As with any of our assets, SMD can provide a turnkey cable burial solution including in-house designed high sea state LARS, tow winch and umbilical system.


  • Maximum plough stability and minimum cable handling afforded by the unique multi-depth hinged chassis design
  • Minimal vessel fuel consumption due to low friction share design
  • Choose to further minimise vessel fuel consumption or maximise ploughing speed in a wide range of soils with jetting feature
  • True 3m burial for maximum cable protection

Product Features


Continuous tow load


Maximum product diameter with a 1.5m MBR


Maximum trench depth capability


Control system

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Matthew Woodward, Business Development Manager +44 (0) 7794901896