There is no maximum skidding distance, however, practically, it is better to make short pulls 164’ (50 meters) or less and move the winch. The main reason is that the rope will stretch, and the longer the rope, the more it will stretch. The energy used for stretching the rope is not applied at moving the load.
Our standard rope is a 1/2'' (12 mm) double-braided polyester rope, which will stretch approximately 12% to 15% at break point. Since we use it at approximately a 1/3 of its break point, it will stretch approximately 5% in use.