Whether you have a John Deere, a CAT, or some other brand of tractor or skidder, we can make a logging cable to fit your winch drum. Here, we call them drumlines, but you might call them a winch line, skidder line or even a mainline. Call them what you want, just figure out what diameter of cable you need and the length, and we'll take it from there. All cables shown here have a swaged ferrule (aka nub) on one end for quick attachment to your drum.
Regular Cable vs. Swaged Cable
While there's nothing wrong with regular wire rope for use as a drumline, many of our customers choose to go with swaged cable. Our regular wire rope is typically a 6x26 WS construction. This gives you larger outer wires and flexibility, which is a great combination. It's also quite affordable, and if treated well it will give a good lifespan. But, swaged line has all those benefits and then some. Swaged cable is also a 6x26 WS construction, but it's compacted. This gives it two main advantages. Because it's compacted, it's smoother, which makes it hold up better on the drum...it doesn't "scrub" and wear itself out from abrasion. It also has greater linear density (it weighs more per foot) and is therefore stronger by quite a margin vs. regular cable.
What About a Custom Drumline?
Absolutely! We're a full line rigging shop. We have thousands of feet of cable in stock and hundreds of ferrules, so we can make a cable to your specs without a problem. We can make one in a smaller or bigger diameter, shorter or longer length, or with eyes, hooks and other rigging attached. Just give us a call and we can help!
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