10 MM OR 12 MM ROPE?

The answer to this question depends on which winch you are using!

The 10 mm rope is ideal to use with the PCW3000 portable capstan winch.

This rope has a minimum breaking strength (MBS) of 2,200 kg (4850 lb), giving a safety ratio of at least 3:1 when used with the PCW3000, which has a pulling force of 700 kg (1600 lb).

Since the PCW5000 has a higher pulling force 1,000 kg (2200 lb), you have to use the bigger and stronger 12 mm rope, which has a minimum breaking strength (MBS) of 3,300 kg (7275 lb) to maintain this 3:1 safety ratio.

Keep in mind that there are a number of rope material and construction types available on the market. However, not all types are suitable to use with our capstan winches. For better performances, always use double-braided polyester rope supplied by Portable Winch with your winch.

Here are the main features of our ropes:

  • Low elasticity
  • High melting point
  • Abrasion resistant
  • High minimum breaking strength
  • Low cost

We offer different lengths ranging from 50 meters to 300 meters!

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Keep an eye out, another article on the characteristics and materials of our ropes will follow in the coming months!

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