Cant Hooks "Cant" a sudden movement that tilts or overturns a thing. Used for rolling or turning heavy logs. The blunt end of the Cant Hook does less damage to the logs then the Peavey.
Hickory is the hardest and strongest wood found in North America. Well known for its strength and shock resistant properties, hickory is extremely tough, resilient, even textured, very hard and rated only moderately heavy-providing excellent strength-to-weight ratios. The USDA Forest Service shows that Hickory is 47% stronger than Maple.
Maple, also a hardwood, has good strength properties, but dried slowly with high shrinkage and can be susceptible to movement in performance. Maple is a cheaper alternative to Hickory.