Freedom Recovery Gear Ltd. 3/8" Optimized Winch Rope with MBS of 17,000 lbs is made from a combination of two high strength synthetic Ropes, Dyneema® SK-78 and Vectro-12. These 2 ropes have very different qualities that when spliced together make a superior winch line for an internal braked winch. The Main section of the winch line is made from SupreemX-12 which has been coated in a high visibility red, the Black Vectro-12, possesses a heat resistance of double other Synthetic Ropes with a melting point of approx. 550° F, it is ideal for the first base wrap of your winch drum. Winches with internal brakes (most) can build up significant heat that can compromise the strength of normal synthetic rope. Vectro-12 addresses this with its unique formula.
- Length: 65 feet
- Extremely high strength
- Light weight (1/7 weight of steel)
- Abrasion resistant
- Low stretch
- Floats in water
- Extremely Flexible
From the manufacture:
We start of our winch lines with a gusseted powder coated stainless steel tube thimble which is followed by a locking splice to prevent any possibility of slippage during the life of the rope then to give it maximum strength we follow up with a proper length taper and tail burry (over 2 fids) allowing for a smooth transition. This burry and tapper is what maintains the ropes integrity and gives the splice its strength. As we progress, approximately 10.5' from the end of the rope we place a high visibility thread this threads is placed at the point where there should be a minimum of 11 wraps on your winch drum. This is the minimum recommended number of raps to prevent slippage on a synthetic winch line. Our external brake winch line terminates terminates with a shrink wrapped end.
So why do we make a 65' winch line?
Simple mechanical advantage. Your winch capacity is rated for your first wrap (when you can see the Winch Drum) each layer of rope diminishes your winch capacity by about 15%! So a 10k winch with 5 layers can have a usable capacity of less than half its rated capacity! What does this mean? Well a 65' winch rope is close to its 3rd layer, and quickly gets to 2nd or base layer mechanically giving you advantage.
If you need to reach farther use a winch extender, and make sure its rated for what you need to do.
Freedom Recovery Gear Ltd. doesn't cut any corners while we hand splice each winch rope using proper length end buries and tapers to maintain maximum strength. We also take the time to fully inspect each line while we mechanically tension each winch line so you don't have to! So all you have to do is attach it to the drum, spool it on and its ready to use.
What Size rope for my winch?
- Up to 8,000 winch 3/8" standard/occasional or high use
- Up to 10,000 winch 3/8" standard/occasional or 7/16" for high use
- Up to 12,000 winch 7/16" standard/occasional or 1/2" for high use
- Up to 18,000 winch 1/2" standard/occasional or high use
What's an example of an external Brake winch?
- Warn 8274 (older style upright)
- ComeUp winch (most use external brakes)
What is Dyneema® SK-78?
Dyneema® SK-78 fiber is currently one of the strongest and most functional rope available for vehicle recovery and winching purposes. The rope used in all Freedom Recovery Gear products is Made in Canada from European sourced fiber - this is the most consistent and reliable Dyneema® fiber currently available anywhere.
Dyneema® SK-78 has many advantages over the standard wire rope (aka galvanized aircraft cable) that is commonly provided by winch manufacturers - light weight, abrasion resistance, low stretch (very little elastic recoil), doesn't twist (torque) under load, doesn't have sharp 'burrs' that can cut skin and hands when you're using it.
Being 1/7th the weight of wire rope, it is immediately noticeable when handling the rope, it's easy to carry and move, it bends and flexes easily, it's does not absorb water and it floats.
If you have used other brands of synthetic winch lines, soft shackles, or winch extensions, you will really appreciate the quality and attention to detail that Freedom Recovery Gear puts in to their products.
MINIMUM BREAKING STRENGTH (MBS) IS THE MINIMUM FORCE NECESSARY TO CAUSE A PIECE OF RECOVERY GEAR TO FAIL.
Working Load Limit (WLL) is the maximum working load designed by the manufacturer. This load represents a force that is much less than that required to make the lifting equipment fail or yield.
In line with the Cordage Institute Guidelines CI 1401-19 Recommended Safety Practices for use of Fiber rope, we apply a Design Factor (DF) of 5:1 to our Soft Shackles, Winch Lines and Winch Line Extensions.
For Example, a product with a Minimum Break Strength (MBS) of 40,000 lbs would have a Working Load Limit (WLL) of 8,000 lbs.
Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers
WARNING: Products we sell can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.