Slings and Chokers for the Portable Winch
Polyester slings come in three lengths: 6' / 2m (PCA-1260), 8' / 2.5m (PCA-1259) or 10' / 3m (PCA-1258). They can be directly attached to the winch or snatch block to a tree, without damaging the bark. These slings will not stretch out of shape. It is very useful for lifting or using as a choker. The safe working load is is 4409 lbs. (2000 kg) straight, 3527 lbs. (1600 kg) as a choker, and 8818 lbs. (4000 kg) in a U-shape.
HPPE rope choker PCA-1372 is a choker rope 3/8" by 6' 9" (9.5mm x 2.1m) with a steel rod attached. High Performance Polyethylene HPPE is among the world's strongest fibers. This will replace a traditional choker chain. Made of 3/8" (9.5mm) diameter rope, the minimum breaking strength is 69 kN (15,512 lbs / 7036 kg). Durable, yet lightweight. It has three links of 1/4" (6mm) chain and a 12" (30 cm) metal rod at one end that make it easy to install and provide an anchor point for a grab hook. A spliced eye at the other end is used to 'choke' the log.
Choker chain 1/4" x 7' with C-hook and steel rod PCA-1295. It is constructed of 1/4" (6mm) grade 70 steel. The choker chain is equipped with a special c-hook for quick and secure installation and easy removal. The 12" (30 cm) long 'needle' allows you to slide it easily under logs or through the skidding cone.