Getman cable stringers are purpose-built mining vehicles designed to facilitate safe installation and recovery of electrical cable in underground mining operations. Cable stringers drive value by facilitating safe and efficient cable installations, and are also used in the removal of installed cable from areas of the mine where that cable is no longer needed, allowing for recouped materials costs and environmental credits for the reuse of materials.
Getman’s A64 Cable Stringer-S is designed to hang cable in tunnels with back heights ranging from 3.5 m high to 6.0 m high (11.5 ft to 19.5 ft), and has an onboard hydraulically powered cable spool allowing for a wide range of cable size and length to be transported by the machine. The 225 kg (500 lb) basket provides ample capacity for a worker and all required materials for cable stringing.
A64 cable stringers protect worker safety through purpose-built design, including fall arrest anchor points in all elevated work platforms. Machine stability is ensured through a simple system of steer and boom limitation, and counterbalance valves ensure a gradual and controlled decent of the boom in the unlikely event of a damaged hydraulic hose.