Cable Laying Equipment: Vermeer CL80

December 2009 Vol. 64 No. 12

The installation of wind-energy farms has grown dramatically the past five years and so has the equipment to install these lines.

In the past, contractors have had to make multiple passes to install these lines — until now. The Vermeer CL80 cable layer attachment sorts, configures and feeds a series of cables; ground wire and tracer tape in a specified configuration into the trench — all in one pass. For proficient cross-country transmission line installations in soft soils, the Vermeer bucket wheel attachment features a series of buckets, which rotate in a circular motion, removing dirt from the trench. 888.837.6337, www.vermeer.com