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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 05:32 PM

I had to go mow and clean out a house/garage after the renters left and found 25 of these. Thought they might be useful, so they got designated to the save pile.Image003.jpg
Could be very useful. they have 1/4" cable with the locking hook on one end. Three have the extra clevis on the other. They have a huge build up on olive green paint on them. The hooks have Canada on one side, need to clean more to get numbers/letters on other side. They are about 36" long.
Anybody need some small slings?

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 06:11 PM

Now that was a odd find. They could come in handy for lots of things.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 07:44 PM

What do you want for one?

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 07:49 PM

They say "Canada" on them.

Send them back.
They're ours.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 08:24 PM

Be great for dragging branches. Neat find is right.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 04:20 AM

What do you want for one?

Send me a PM with an offer. They can be shipped in a USPS one price box.
Need to figure out how to get the paint build up off. Comes off the cables pretty easily, ends/hooks will be a bit of a challenge.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 04:23 AM

They say "Canada" on them.

Send them back.
They're ours.

I refuse to cut the hooks off and send them back to you. But for $50 each for shipping, I might be persuaded to return them.:bigrofl:

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 04:46 AM

Nice find.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Heavy build up of green paint...could mean that someone was using them to suspend parts for painting??

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 07:00 PM

Multiple layers of the same color. Some of it is close to 1/8" thick. If you bend a cable, the paint breaks off.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 10:41 PM

Possible these are Mil Surplus and they just dipped them for rust prevention? Wondering if these are load transport tiedowns. Like on a plane, truck, train etc to hold down large items.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 10:52 PM

Cool find Kenny. I agree. Put them in the save pile.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 04:23 AM

Possible these are Mil Surplus and they just dipped them for rust prevention? Wondering if these are load transport tiedowns. Like on a plane, truck, train etc to hold down large items.

They were dipped many times, then. I go more for used to hang things for painting as the layers are very thick.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 10:32 AM

Kenny: those may be military surplus or Tie downs for equipment? Growing up in Newton, Iowa, Parsons Kohring had a factory in town and built a lot of excavating equipment for government contracts(they have a plant in Enid, Ok too). Being a kid we used to pass time up by the plant.
They would test securing systems(cabling), by putting the ditchers/Excavators on a railroad car, acccelerate the car to 30 miles per hour and crash it into a string of empty cars. If the excavator moved it was back to the drawingboard? Government Contracts call for all kinds of weird provisions?
It does seem to me they used heavier cable than 1/4" though.
Driving a BF Avery Model A into a ditch while mowing their back lot, is a whole other story about Parsons.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 05:54 AM

They are heavy enough for me. With the heavy engine hoist I have, I can hook to all four corners of something for lifting.




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