In this blog, we take a look at some of our high-density fiber placing solutions when it comes to the telecommunications market.

Jam Skid with Split Sheave Kit

This new split sheave (bicycle wheel) and jamb skid combination is designed to accommodate the special handling needs of pulling fiber optic cable. The kit features: 

  • 32 inches (81cm) and 40 inches (102cm) sizes that are split to accommodate a manhole that is less than 32 inches in diameter.
  • Sheaves that are a lightweight aluminum construction with self-lube bearings.

The Jam Skid with Split Sheave Kit is excellent when using high-density fiber applications.

Split Cable Feeders

These feeders give you the same tough construction as GMP’s standard feeders with the added benefit of having the ability to divide in half for fast, easy removal without needing the end of a cable. The Spit Cable Feeders feature:

  • All exposed edges of the 90 inches (228cm) main split feeder and both feeder extensions have a protective plastic coating that guards the cable and user.
  • A series of latches allow for easy opening and closing of the body and ends of the feeders.

The Split Cable Feeders are excellent to use for high-density fiber applications, in addition to providing a continuous path through to the manhole.

When you purchase either of these high-density fiber tools, supplies include a jamb skid of your choice, 32 or 40 inches in split sheave assembly and a drive axle with adapter sleeves.

Since 1936, General Machine Products has been a leader in supplying the telecom industry. Visit us today at or call us at (215) 357-5500 to learn more about our product offerings.