Opico Air8 drive cable

drive cable on my Air8 rape seeder has just failed, any ideas where i could source a replacement or get one made up ? - Opico want £400 for a 3.5 metre one, which i thought was a bit steep for a 12mm twisted wire rope inside a hydraulic hose.
 

beaconsboy

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I pull the wire rope out of the cable and was lucky it broke with about a foot from the end. Cut the tab off the end and mig welded it back on. Then got a hydaulic crimp to go on the outer rubber. That was 3 years ago. But I have thought would a shearing machine drive do the same.
 

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