LOGGING GEAR

Silver Lake Fabrication sells all the logging gear you need to keep your operation moving smoothly. We sell choker cables, choker chains, cable sliders, chain slider hooks, logging tongs, logging winch cables, self-release snatch blocks, and all the other skidding supplies you need for your logging operation. Please scroll down to see what we have to offer.

5/16" x 6' GRADE 70 CHOKER CHAINS WITH CLEVIS RING
$69.99

One of the handiest set-ups you can get if you're pulling logs with your tractor with a hook on the back, or a winch with an open grab hook, our 6' choker chains with clevis ring use 5/16" chain slider hooks and large alloy steel clevis rings that are super easy to hook onto. We've hunted high and low and these are the highest quality parts you can get to make these choker chains. The hook is rated for 4,400 pounds (safe working load limit), the chain is rated for 4,700 pounds (safe working load limit), and the clevis ring is rated for 6,900 pounds (safe working load limit). The clevis ring has a pear-shaped hole that is 3.42" long and 2.32" wide (overall dimensions of 6"x3.7") and the ring portion is 0.7" thick. If you need just the hook or clevis ring, we have those listed further down the page.

THE CLEVIS RINGS ARE OUT OF STOCK FOR THIS CHAIN ASSEMBLY. WE HAVE MORE ON THE WAY WITH AN ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATE OF 6/20.


5/16" x 6.5' GRADE 70 CHOKER CHAINS
$49.99

Indespensible when pulling logs, these USA built choker chain assemblies have 6.5' of 5/16" grade 70 chain, slider hook, and a long pin to make getting under logs easy.


3/8" X 10' GRADE 100 CHOKER CHAIN
$94.99

We offer grade 100 choker chains. The assembly comes with an Austrian Pewag grade 100 3/8" x 10' long chain and a USA made grade 100 heavy-duty choker hook. These chains have 8800 pound working load rating and a certified breaking strength of 40,000 pounds. If you need a beefy choker, this is as strong as you can get with a chain this size.


KNOB STYLE CHOKER CABLES
$27.99-$36.99 (standard lengths)

We offer USA built choker cables with 1/2" (26,600 lb. breaking strength) and 9/16" diameter (33,600 lb breaking strength) steel cables. These cables have forged steel knobs and strong alloy steel slides so they can take a real beating. We stock these cables in 6',7', and 8' lengths, but we also custom build these cables up to 100' long (see pull-down menu below).

STOCKED SIZES:

CUSTOM BUILT SIZES
(2-3 business day lead time)



3-LINK CHOKER CABLES
$29.99-$37.99

We offer USA built 3-link choker cables with 1/2" (26,600 lb. breaking strength) and 9/16" diameter (33,600 lb breaking strength) steel cables. These assemblies have 3 grade 70 3/8" chain links at the end instead of steel knobs, so you can hook onto grab links and hooks. We stock these cables in 6',7', and 8' lengths, but we also custom build these cables up to 100' long (see pull-down menu below). Check out the 35C mainline slides and clevis choker rings below if you want handy ways to attach these chokers.

STOCKED SIZES

CUSTOM BUILT SIZES
(2-3 business day lead time)



LOGGING TONGS
$142.99-$283.99

We offer heavy-duty, USA made logging tongs. Also known as skidding tongs, these tools are made to hook onto logs in a manner than uses the pulling forcer as clamping force. Basically, the harder you pull, the harder they hold grab onto the log you're pulling. These tongs are available with up to 25" log diameter capacity, 3000 pound weight capacity, and are available with either a chain grab hook or tow ring. Please be sure to select the correct configuration below.

LOGGING TONGS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.


LOGGING WINCH CABLES
$186.99-$244.99

We offer genuine Norse / Igland logging winch cable and slider hook assemblies. These are stock replacement size cable assemblies for the majority of tractor 3-point hitch logging winches, including the Norse brand winches. We offer these cables in 5/16" x 130' (9,259 lb. breaking strength), 3/8" x 165' (14,484 lb. breaking strength), and 1/2" x 165' (20,833 lb. breaking strength) configurations, so be sure to select the appropriate cable for your winch below.


POWER SWAGED LOGGING CABLES
$2.95-$3.17/FT.

We stock 5/8" and 9/16" power swaged logging winch cable by the foot. This cable is compressed larger diameter cable that provides a smooth rounded edge that is far less likely to snag on rocks and sliders, lasting far longer. The 5/8" cable is swaged from 3/4" cable and the 9/16" cable is swaged from 5/8" cable. We offer this cable by the foot up to 500' rolls and also offer crimped-on steel knob ends. The 9/16" cable has a breaking strength of 26.36 tons and the 5/8" cable has a breaking strength of 32.1 tons. The wire for this cable is made in the USA and the cables are assembled (braided and swaged) in Mexico.

Due to the nature and weight of this cable, we are not able to provide a shipping quote on this page and SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PRICING. Please contact us with your shipping address for a shipping quote if shipping is required BEFORE making your purchase.


SELF RELEASE SNATCH BLOCK
$314.99

We offer Norse self-releasing snatch blocks. Chain this pully assembly around a tree and you can pull logs around corners. When your winch cable reaches this snatch block, the cable will automatically be pushed off the pulley and you can keep winching toward your tractor. These heavy duty snatch blocks work with up to a 1/2" diameter cable, have a beefy steel plate frame, and have a huge sealed bearing for the pulley itself.


5/16" CHOKER CHAIN SLIDER HOOK
$14.99

We offer grade 80 alloy steel 5/16" choker chain slider hooks. These hooks come with a hardened steel pin with spring pin onto 5/16" chain so you can make your own choker chains. These hooks are imported and have a 4400 pound working load limit.


3/8" HEAVY-DUTY CHOKER CHAIN SLIDER HOOK
$24.99

We offer heavy-duty choker chain hooks. This grade 80 forged steel hook fits 3/8" chain, includes a grade 80 1/2" bolt, and are forged here in the USA.


CLEVIS CHOKE RINGS
$29.99

Our clevis rings are very useful for both creating your own choker chains and converting our 3-link choker cable assemblies into a set-up that you can easily attach to an open "slip" hook that many truck style winches have. These rings are considered to be for 3/8" chain, but they fit both 3/8" chains and 5/16" chains. These rings have a 6900 pound safe working load limit, a pear-shaped hole that is 3.42" long and 2.32" wide (overall dimensions of 6"x3.7"), a ring portion that is 0.70" thick, and a red powder-coated finish. These are high-quality alloy steel parts are imported and made just for us.

CLEVIS RINGS ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK, BUT WE HAVE MORE ON THE WAY WITH AN ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATE OF 6/20.


CABLE SLIDER AND 5/16" GRAB LINK
$14.99

We offer Norse cable sliders with forged grab links. This assembly allows you to connect your choker chain to your pulling cable. The grab link accepts 5/16" chain links.


CABLE SLIDER AND 3/8" GRAB LINK
$39.99

We offer heavy-duty cable slider and 3/8" grab link assemblies. This assembly allows you to connect your 3/8" choker chain (also works with 5/16" chain, but is a little loose) to your pulling cable and uses a heavy duty a #70 cable slide. Weighing in at a full 5 pounds, this is a solid piece of equipment that has a 7700 pound safe working load rating (weakest part is the 3/8" hammerlock with the 7700 pound safe load rating), and an assembled length of 12.5".


ESCO RING TYPE CABLE HOLDRITE
(MAINLINE CABLE CONNETOR OPTION 1)
$26.99

Designed for use with 1/2" or 9/16" diameter knob style choker cables, these Esco ring type holdrite and cable sliders have a sharp angle and narrow winch main line connection loop to be able to fit as many sliders on as possible. Most loggers run a mess of these sliders at the same time on their winch cable.


ESCO SLEEVE TYPE CABLE HOLDRITE
(MAINLINE CABLE CONNETOR OPTION 2)
$24.99

Designed for use with 1/2" or 9/16" diameter knob style choker cables, these Esco sleeve type holdrite and cable sliders have a thick design minimizing wear on the winch main line and the cable slider itself. Most loggers run a bunch of these sliders at the same time on their winch cable.


ESCO TWICH HOOK CABLE HOLDRITE
(MAINLINE CABLE CONNETOR OPTION 3)
$24.99

For use with 1/2" and 9/16" knob type cable chokers, the Esco twitch hook is made to slide over your winch main line slide, but it has two sets of holes that allow loggers to install a roll pin, keeping their choker cables connected. This is especially helpful if you're running an arial slyline and carriage system for your logging operation.


CLEVIS TYPE MAINLINE SLIDE WITH BOLT
(MAINLINE CABLE CONNETOR OPTION 4)
$24.99

Our Esco clevis type main winch line slides are recommended for up to 1" diameter winch cables and are made to connect either our 3-link choker cables or 5/16" or 3/8" choker chains. Esco calls this their "Log Slide 2". This part has a large opening for the main winch line and a 1/2" bolt to connect to your choker chain or 3-link choker cables.