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    Question Halligan questions

    I recently saw a reference to a "cable groove" on a Halligan tool. I'm not familiar with this feature as ours apparently don't have them. What is it and how is it used?
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    I'm not sure either. The only thing I can think of is if they are talking about the space between the forks..... Some people will put the forks over the hood-release cable on vehicle and twist to pop the hood...........

    That's all I can think of right now......
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    I found this old post. Who makes these and where can I get them?
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    The former fire equipment company, Iowa American produced several different cable with hook systems that were for pulling burglar bars. Each of the three models used a different part (fork, adz or pick) of the halligan bar to create some serious mechanical advantage to pull the bars from their fastners. Different models worked better for different bar mounts (bolts, welded or set into masonary). Cable grooves were machined into the halligan (depending on which cable system you had) to prevent the cable from slipping off it's fulcrum during the procedure of pulling the bars. Unfortuantely IA is no longer in business. They produced some very high quality tools, some for the FDNY. The problem as I understand is everything was machined from large billets of stainless steel and were very costly to produce. Their biggest competition was Fire Hooks Unlimited, who produce many of the exact same tools, and could manufacture the same quality from drop forging their tools for much less cost. IA's tools could be highly customized to the buyers specs and they had some great innovations and options available. Orlando Fire I believe was a major user of IA and maybe someone from there could give some of their experience and opinions.

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    It only took two and a half years to get an answer - but I got an answer. Thanks, 37truck!

    Anyone out there have a photo of the hook and cable in operation? Perhaps a tool with a cable groove?
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    let me look I think I may have

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