Thanks to it ́s easy transportability and capacity to install conductor drums without use of a crane this design is the most popular among transmissionline contractors. With the drumshaft inserted conductor drums can be rolled into the drumstand and then lifted with two manually operated hydraulic jacks. Once in operating position the drumshaft will be rested on a mechanical holding device, so that the hydraulic jacks are freed from any constant load.
The drumstand DST is equipped with two diskbrakes for creation of backtension between Drum and Tensioner machines. For most efficient operation we highly recommend however the use of hydraulic drum-drive motors.