Step 3: Roll out the cable before hoisting
“We always roll out the cable first. If it is as straight as possible before hoisting, it doesn’t get stuck in the mast or on the ground,” says Henrik. “It takes a few extra minutes, but you get them back during the hoisting of the cable.”
PRG Sweden prefers the NKT telecom cable because it is “very easy to unroll and lie straight. It doesn’t twirl,” Henrik says. “That minimizes the risk of damage.”
Do not just pull the cable directly from the package while hoisting! “It can seriously damage the cable,” he warns.
If you are using a cable drum, there are two options:
- Roll out the cable from the drum before hoisting, or
- Attach the drum to the mast or tower, hoisting directly from the drum. In this case, it’s important to turn the drum continuously while hoisting.