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 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 is designed to work with up to 1980 mm (78 in) diameter cable spools up to 1220 mm (48 in) wide. Cable spools can be picked up and transported by lifting arms at the rear of the machine, simplifying the process of moving cable underground by removing any need to unspool. 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 steering and boom swing limitation, and counterbalance valves ensure a gradual and controlled decent of the boom in the unlikely event of a damaged hydraulic hose.