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    Default How to fix a choker cable?

    I have this choker cable that I would like to put a loop or something that I can hook a chain to but not sure how to fix it with a loop. Any ideas?


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    Default Re: How to fix a choker cable?

    I've used a cable thimble with a couple wire rope clips. -cableclip-jpg A picture from farmtek.com

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    Okay, pretty simple would say.
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    Default Re: How to fix a choker cable?

    If you use the wire clips... Remember, "Never put a saddle on a dead horse... " Meaning the u-bolts should be on the dead end of the wire rope loop.

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    Toss it and buy new.
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    Default Re: How to fix a choker cable?

    Toss it and buy new.
    Ditto, by the time you get a couple of clamps it wouldn't be that much more to get a new one. Not to mention, the clamps would be a royal pain in the backside...Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willl
    Toss it and buy new.
    Didn't think of that as I most always fix things. Where would I find a new one and what should I expect to pay?
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    Default Re: How to fix a choker cable?

    3 -30 foot chokers with loops in craigs list for 30 dollars , not everything has to be brand new or from a store !

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    Default Re: How to fix a choker cable?

    Sleeves - MS51844 - LexcoCable.com
    Wire Rope, Aircraft Cable, Cable Assemblies | Lexco Cable
    Wire rope clips pictured earlier would work if you saddle them right.( use two spaced slightly appart from each other.
    they are cheap
    I have swagging tools to apply wire cable ends.
    you can purchase threaded ends, sleves balls....
    if you have a contractor in your area with swaging tools that will assist you I included links to a wide variety of end available(eyelet,threaded...)
    I'm lucky I have a local fastner dealer a stones throw from my house he stocks chockers, rivets, bolts, shackles, swagging ends, chain........
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