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Author Topic: Can anyone recommend a good quality dog trolley?  (Read 9104 times)
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« on: June 06, 2007, 12:05:14 PM »

You know, the kind where you run a cable from one tree/pole to another and there is a cable tie-out going from the trolley to the dog's collar.  This is for dogs in the 65 pound range.

Anyway, I live in a climate with rain/snow.  These tie-outs used to last for years and years.  Now, in the last 5 years, the are CRAP.  Of course, we all know where they are made these days.  The snaps that attach to the dog collar and to the overhead cable rust out within a few months now.  This is ridiculous.

note: dogs are never on trolley when we are not able to observe them.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 04:04:01 PM »

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I would suggest making your own, get some aircraft grade cable, couple of eyes etc, for snaps maybe go to a supplier for climbing equipment for lineman. All lineman tools and materials are made in the US, interesting, no cheap crap,  because their lives depend on it. They don't take chances.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 07:26:50 PM »

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Thanks for your ideas about snaps.  They are the problem.  The cables themselves hold up pretty well.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 07:47:08 PM »

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One other option that came to mind, if you can find a tree trimming company supplier, their climbing belt is usually cable with really heavy snaps on each end. I used to have one it is about 6' long and very tough.

good luck

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 04:15:08 AM »

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about snaps.

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One other option that came to mind, if you can find a tree trimming company supplier, their climbing belt is usually cable with really heavy snaps on each end. I used to have one it is about 6' long and very tough.

good luck

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 11:28:24 PM »

New here so I'll say Hi from New Zealand first.
I always purchase Stainless steel clips and cables from Marine (Boat) suppliers. Fairly expensive but no rust to worry about and they last for years.
Just another option if available.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 03:58:27 PM »

check on Ebay if you decide to make your own. when i was looking for leash/collar supplies, i came across quite a bit of rock climbing/boating and other heavy duty clamps/cables/hooks/trolley thingies/and cording. at good prices  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 04:58:57 PM »

Just make sure you get a metal pully and not a plastic one.  The plastic one break often.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2007, 03:34:46 AM »

New here so I'll say Hi from New Zealand first.
I always purchase Stainless steel clips and cables from Marine (Boat) suppliers. Fairly expensive but no rust to worry about and they last for years.
Just another option if available.
Hi Ashka, welcome to the board!!  Thank you for the Marine idea.  I don't care about the cost as long as it lasts.  I will be looking at marine supplies, too.

Have pets in New Zealand been affected by the recalls?  I hope not. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007, 03:36:16 AM »

check on Ebay if you decide to make your own. when i was looking for leash/collar supplies, i came across quite a bit of rock climbing/boating and other heavy duty clamps/cables/hooks/trolley thingies/and cording. at good prices  Wink
Straybaby, ahhhh Ebay.  I get in a lot of trouble over there.  LOL!  Another great idea.  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007, 08:04:22 PM »

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Hi Ashka, welcome to the board!!  Thank you for the Marine idea.  I don't care about the cost as long as it lasts.  I will be looking at marine supplies, too.

Have pets in New Zealand been affected by the recalls?  I hope not. 

No reports of any but we may have been saved by distance.
Nutro pouches were recalled before they left the warehouse. No reports of recalls from the usual Euk, Iams, Science diet, Royal Canin, Purina et al.
We are now being 'blessed' with full on advertising for Beniful which has just arrived here.

I dumped the bag of Nutro I had and I'm home cooking for my dog with the help of spreadsheets, nutrient websites, mortar and pestle for the dried eggshells and good old common sense. Smiley
Still keeping a bag of (Local) ZiwiPeak on hand.

Just very grateful for all the info everyone is sharing.
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