“I know there are a lot of hunters that would love to get rid of the worry “if or when” their stand may fail. I called Components Company Inc. and after a couple measurements and a phone call or two, I had three new sets of cables to replace on 3 tree stands. I was very pleased with the quality of the cables.”
I am an avid bow hunter and my wife and I have been using your harnesses (and Lifelines) for a long time. I run around 15-20 stands between my property and a few leases. I hate the feeling when you are stepping on that stand for the first time of the season and hoping it holds. If I have a good set up, I rarely take stands down after season even knowing I probably should. After looking at how rusted the cables were on an old Summit stand, I thought “this isn’t worth getting hurt or killed for” and I was going to buy new stands. When I pulled the stand, I saw the heavy aluminum construction and didn’t want to trash a good stand just because of some rusty bolts and cables, so I started researching. The stand was obsolete and there were no replacement parts available from the company.
I found a company called Components Company Inc. and dropped them an email. David Conell replied and after a couple measurements and a phone call or two, I had three new sets of cables to replace on 3 tree stands. I was very pleased with the quality of the cables so I wanted to pass his info and some pics of his product to you. I know there are a lot of hunters that would love to get rid of the worry “if or when” their stand may fail.
We discussed some specifics about his cables and he said they use 1/8″ cable with zinc coated stake eyes. They are rated for 2,000 lb max, and 400 lb working load per cable (so 800 lb per pair). They can have 3rd party labs perform pull test for ratings. The cables can have PVC coating and the stake eyes have .251 holes for 1/4″ bolts. He also said he has had requests for 5/16″ holes, so that is an option as well.