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Winch Ropes

Winch Ropes

Winch Ropes

Ideal for use in industry, forestry, farming and with 4x4s, particularly for applications such as heavy-duty lifting that require high strength and low stretch. A superior alternative to steel wire cables.

All are made from high-performance OX fibre HMPE, offer the perfect combination of high-strength / low-stretch and are affordably priced.

Smaller diameters come with a red 1.5-tonne hook, thicker diameters are fitted with a 3-tonne yellow hook.

More information at the bottom of the page.


HMPE ropes for winching and lifting

We currently stock HMPE winch ropes in a variety of diameters and strengths:

Our 6mm and 8mm diameters are supplied in two popular lengths: 30m and 50m. They come complete with a standard thimble eye and a 1.5T (tonne) red alloy hook.

Our 10mm, 11mm and 12mm winch cables are supplied in 30m and 38m lengths. They’re fitted with a tubular thimble eye and a 3T (tonne) yellow competition hook.

Regardless of which size you choose, all of our winch ropes are made from the highest quality HMPE with a 12-strand construction. Therefore, they offer a wide range of useful properties.

First and foremost, they demonstrate an incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio.

HMPE is one of the strongest rope materials available on the market, at least eight times stronger than hardened steel and fifteen times stronger than steel wire. As such, our HMPE winch ropes can handle much heavier loads (with a thinner gauge), compared to their steel wire counterparts. And they boast an impressive MBL (minimum breaking load) of 3,000 to 12,100 kilograms.


They are also safer like for like. As HMPE is low stretch (3-4% at breaking load), it doesn’t store anywhere near as much as energy as steel wire whilst under load. This means, if the rope did break during use, it would harmlessly fall to the ground – rather than dangerously snapping back and potentially injuring the user.

In addition, they are:

  • low stretch (3-4% at breaking load)
  • durable
  • water and rust resistant
  • UV resistant
  • chemically inert
  • easy (and safe) to use
  • long-lasting (not prone to kinking)

And as a result, are ideal for use in industry, forestry, farming and 4x4s. Particularly for applications such as heavy-duty lifting that require high strength and low stretch.  

Want to know more?

Additional information on HMPE winch ropes – and HMPE ropes, in general – can be found in our blog. And we also have a handy online tool, RopeFinder, which can help you to narrow down the options and choose the right product and size for your specific requirements.

If you’re still unsure and would like to discuss your purchase with a member of the team, you’re also welcome to contact us. Just send a message via our online form and we’ll get back to you.

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