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Custom Harrow and Tow Cables for Tractors are 40% Less than Manufacture Price at Northern Strands

Did you know Northern Strands is the largest supplier of wire rope and rigging in Saskatchewan? Our buying power means you get the best price on all types of wire rope and rigging, including farm equipment implement cables, tow / belly cables, harrow cables, fencing wire, and all types of wire rope a farm would need. Northern Strands also carries a variety of synthetic ropes, including double braid tow ropes, Dyneema winch lines, soft shackles, and more. 

Northern Strands fabricates tow and harrow cable assemblies for tractors for approximately 40% less than the dealer or equipment manufacture! Belly or tow cable refers to the wire rope that connects under the tractor from the front of the tractor to the back drawbar. Harrow cables are used on the harrow wing booms. The harrow cables keep the wing booms in line with the rest of the harrow. Harrow cables are typically fabricated from 6x19 galvanized aircraft cables. Where belly cables are made from 6x19 bright steel.

For Northern Strands to provide a belly or harrow cable repair quote we will need the following:

  • Diameter of wire rope
  • Pull point to pull point measurement (as shown in the image below)
  • Cable type - Harrow Cable or Tow Cable 
  • Eye type -  Standard or Thimble Eye (drawing below shows thimble eye)
You can find our custom quote form here  or contact us directly.

Contact us today:

Phone: 1-800-242-7073


Or visit one of our Saskatoon, Regina, or Esterhazy locations

Northern Strands Supplies Big Ice Services With Rigging to Lift and Pull Truck Out of Ice

It's not every day a truck falls through ice and the solution to lifting the truck out is adding more ice, but that was what Big Ice Services had to do to lift a truck out of Slave River near Fort Chipewyan. The truck was stuck in very thin ice on the fast-moving Slave River. To safely remove the truck, Big Ice Services had to spend almost a month thickening the ice with their state-of-the-art ice-making equipment. Once the ice was thick enough they had to set up a lifting apparatus around the truck. Big Ice Services contacted Northern Strands to procure the rigging equipment needed for the job. A variety of rigging equipment was needed, including Aircraft Cable, Bright Steel Cable, Wire Rope Slings, Shackles, Sockets, Web Slings, Fall Protection Equipment, and other Rigging Accessories. It took Big Ice Services about five hours to successfully cut the truck out of the ice and then additional time to rig the truck (with ice attached) lifting it out of the ice. In total, the truck and ice weighed in excess of 30,000lbs. Great job Big Ice Services!

This particular job has gone viral online and CBC interviewed the owner of Big Ice Services, Ray Rossington, for the story. You can watch it here

Big Ice Services is a very diverse company and we suggest visiting their website to learn more about their capabilities and services

Contact Northern Strands next time your company requires rigging, industrial supplies, or equipment.

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