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 08-10-2004, 14:24 Post: 93149
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Hey guys,

Looking for a length of steel cable. I'll use to drag logs and possable rocks around.

What size/ length should i get and where do i find it??
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 08-10-2004, 14:33 Post: 93150
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Search the archives, there's a whole bunch of info on size, shape, type, dangers of using it, the works.

One tip though, the women are right, bigger IS better.

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Murf,

I was seaching through under Steel Cable, and didn't find anything but a 80 post, on saws, is it hiding in there?

Different search word?
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 Steel Cable - logging/towing

bmlekki, I get all of my log skidding cable from Bailey's Logging Supply. Great folks to deal with and they have lots of very useful stuff. I have a 12 & 14 ft. choker cable that I use to pull logs with and I had them make me up a custome length 100 ft. choker cable for pulling logs up hills and out of piles of logs. The choker cable work great. I normally just pull the log laying on the ground but you can rig up some kind of pulling hitch that you can connect a short choker or two on and use the 3 pt. hitch to lift one end of the log in the air a few inches to ease skidding the log. This aids traction but be VERY careful when skidding a big log on inclines and uneven ground. The log can slide into you and or your tractor or pull the tractor over on a steep enough slope. That is why I have the 100 ft, choker cable. Yes it is a BIG PIA to unravel and wrap up, but it is much safer.






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Brian, I think it was under 'logging' or 'log skidding' but Randy has certainly pointed you in the right direction for buying them.

It is a VERY dangerous task though, pay extra attention to all safety measures when doing it.

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