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Two types of winch ropes

In the past, only wire ropes were considered as rope for winches . Thanks to the development of high-strength, high-tech synthetic fibres, synthetic ropes have been available for years that offer the same high breaking strength as wire ropes with a comparable rope diameter. However, both types of rope have different characteristics on the winch.

Winch rope cables, e.g. forestry rope

Winch rope cables are available in various designs. EN 12385-4 regulates the basic construction and quality of winch ropes. A winch rope is a composite of numerous, mostly galvanised individual wires. Different thicknesses of the wires and their arrangement in the rope result in wire ropes with different properties. Rope winches with rope drums of smaller diameters require flexible wire ropes made of thinner wires, as the winding radius is very small. Thicker wires on the outside of the rope reduce mechanical wear. Our ropes for towing winches made of galvanised steel wires are available in many diameters and lengths. This means that we offer an optimally suitable rope for almost every application. Advantages of using a winch cable made of steel:

  • High-strength steel ropes provide good resistance to mechanical wear and tear
  • Very high breaking loads available through highly compacted rope constructions - e.g. through highly compacted forestry ropes
  • Standard lengths and rope constructions immediately available from stock
  • Any lengths available on request
  • Very good price/performance ratio

Synthetic ropes

Synthetic ropes can frequently serve the same purposes as steel ropes. Synthetic winch ropes are fabricated from exceptionally high-strength synthetic fiber strands, which are woven to create a round rope. The breaking strength of synthetic ropes is on par with equivalently sized steel ropes. Here are the advantages of using a synthetic rope on your towing winch:

  • Low weight and extremely high flexibility
  • Any rope drum diameter possible
  • Same tensile load as a normal steel rope
  • Optimum winding properties on the rope drum
  • No risk of injury from broken steel wires
  • UV stability
  • Resistant to many acids, petrol and oil
  • No re-greasing necessary
  • Standard lengths available from stock
  • Custom-made lengths available

Synthetic winch ropes are also being used more and more in the field of forestry winches. Just as in the forestry industry, synthetic ropes are gaining popularity in the off-road sector due to their lightweight nature and ease of storage.

Winch ropes in different diameters

The technical and mechanical characteristics of a winch cable must align with those of the existing winch system. The primary focus is always on accommodating the maximum pulling force exerted by the winch, a force for which the winch rope must provide an appropriate margin of safety, known as a tractive reserve. The winch manufacturer outlines in the technical specifications the recommended rope diameter to be employed.

EN 12385-4 specifies the minimum technical requirements for winch ropes made of steel wires. The safety factor for winch ropes is set at 2.0. In practice, this means that the minimum breaking strength of the winch rope must be twice as high in relation to the maximum pulling force of the winch. As a practical example:

  • Winch pulling force: 3500 kg (daN)
  • Recommended rope Ø of the winch manufacturer: steel 10 mm winch rope
  • Required minimum breaking strength of the winch rope cable: 7000 kg (daN)

In addition to the rope breaking load, EN 12385-4 prescribes a certain size ratio in terms of diameter of the winch drum to the rope Ø. The use of smaller rope Ø than the prescribed one is possible (taking into account the prescribed minimum breaking load). Winch ropes with a larger rope diameter are not permitted on this winch.

We carry winch ropes with Ø from 5 to 25 mm.

Buy ropes for winches in the ProLux Online Shop

Our extensive selection of winch ropes and accompanying accessories is tailored for compatibility with a diverse range of winch systems. We prioritize practical rope designs and meticulous craftsmanship, because quality means safety. In addition to commonly available standard sizes and lengths, we are consistently capable of providing the precise winch rope that matches your specific winch model. By cooperating with various high-qualified manufacturers, we can offer you the special rope you need. Feel free to inquire without any cost or obligation on your part!

In addition, our product range includes a variety of electric winches, hydraulic  winches, boat winches and hand winches from renowned manufacturers such as Ramsey, ComeUp, Hammer Winch and Superwinch. You will also find optional accessories such as snatch blocks, roller fairleads, rope tensioners or radio remote controls

Winch ropes

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Our winch ropes ensure the successful utilization of your winch. Thanks to our extensive expertise in providing winch ropes, we exclusively stock ropes of professional quality. You have the choice between the proven winch rope (wire rope) or the advantageous synthetic rope, consisting of high-tech fibers. Both types of ropes boast an optimized construction, offering a long service life and optimal handling. All winch ropes are equipped  with an integrated safety hook, commonly referred to as a load hook.

    • Code no.: 705105
      • Ø: 5 mm
      • Length: 10 m
      • MBL: 1640 kg
      €49.00
      • Code no.: 706105
        • Ø: 6 mm
        • Length: 10 m
        • MBL: 2550 kg
        €46.00
        • Code no.: 706125
          • Ø: 6 mm
          • Length: 12 m
          • MBL: 2550 kg
          €44.00
          • Code no.: 706155
            • Ø: 6
            • Length: 15 m
            • MBL: 2550 kg
            €49.90
            • Code no.: 706205
              • Ø: 6 mm
              • Length: 20 m
              • MBL: 2550 kg
              €59.00
              • Code no.: 707105
                • Ø: 7 mm
                • Length: 10 m
                • MBL: 3480 kg
                €49.00
                • Code no.: 707205
                  • Ø: 7 mm
                  • Length: 20 m
                  • MBL: 3480 kg
                  €69.00
                  • Code no.: 707255
                    • Ø: 7 mm
                    • Length: 25 m
                    • MBL: 3480 kg
                    €78.00
                    • Code no.: 752004
                      • Version: loop - loop
                      • WLL straight lift: 700 kg
                      • WLL basket lift: 1400 kg
                      €9.35
                      • Code no.: 752014
                        • Version: loop - loop
                        • WLL straight lift: 700 kg
                        • WLL basket lift: 1400 kg
                        €9.90
                        • Code no.: 752024
                          • Version: loop - loop
                          • WLL straight lift: 700 kg
                          • WLL basket lift: 1400 kg
                          €10.90
                          • Code no.: 708155
                            • Ø: 8 mm
                            • Length: 15 m
                            • MBL: 4550 kg
                            €67.00
                            • Code no.: 708205
                              • Ø: 8 mm
                              • Length: 20 m
                              • MBL: 4550 kg
                              €77.00
                              • Code no.: 708205W5
                                • Ø: 8 mm
                                • Length: 20 m
                                • MBL: 4550 kg
                                €95.00
                                • Code no.: 751805
                                  • Ø: 8 mm
                                  • Length: 22 m
                                  • MBL: 4550 kg
                                  €82.00
                                  • Code no.: 708255
                                    • Ø: 8 mm
                                    • Length: 25 m
                                    • MBL: 4550 kg
                                    €87.00
                                    • Code no.: 708255W5
                                      • Ø: 8 mm
                                      • Length: 25 m
                                      • MBL: 4550 kg
                                      €106.00
                                      • Code no.: 708305
                                        • Ø: 8 mm
                                        • Length: 30 m
                                        • MBL: 4550 kg
                                        €107.00
                                        • Code no.: 708305w5
                                          • Ø: 8 mm
                                          • Length: 30 m
                                          • MBL: 4550 kg
                                          €113.00
                                          • Code no.: 708355
                                            • Ø: 8 mm
                                            • Length: 35 m
                                            • MBL: 4550 kg
                                            €117.00
                                            • Code no.: 709205
                                              • Ø: 9 mm
                                              • Length: 20 m
                                              • MBL: 5750 kg
                                              €95.00
                                              • Code no.: 709255
                                                • Ø: 9 mm
                                                • Length: 25 m
                                                • MBL: 5750 kg
                                                €105.00
                                                • Code no.: 709305
                                                  • Ø: 9 mm
                                                  • Length: 30 m
                                                  • MBL: 5750 kg
                                                  €115.00
                                                  • Code no.: 709305W5
                                                    • Ø: 9 mm
                                                    • Length: 30 m
                                                    • MBL: 5750 kg
                                                    €119.00
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