Winch Lines

Wire Rope cables are ideal for outdoor environments because their strength and length remain constant when wet or dry. 

A Winch Lines is most likely the most important equipment needed in towing recovery operations.

We offer 2 types of wire rope cables:

Fiber Core (FC)

Fiber cores are made of synthetic (polypropylene) fibers.
Fiber core has less strength than steel but more flexibility.  
The fiber core is less resistant to crushing (cable flattening) than steel core.

Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC)

IWRC has a Steel Core.  Making it about 10-15% stronger than Fiber Core.
It has a higher resistance to crushing.
Offers more resistance to heat.
Reduced amount of stretch compared to Fiber core.

The wire ropes we supply all come with a right hand regular lay.  The Lay is the directional way the strands on the cable are twisted.  

Some Winch Cable Tips:

  • Use a Snatch Block as it helps double the strength of the winch line.
  • Maintain your winch line:  Don’t keep it bend or in a weird position for an extended amount of time.  Keep it properly wrapped on the drum.  
  • Do not overload.  
  • Avoid Shock Loads.  Cables are designed for consistent loads.
  • Try to avoid dragging a winch line on the ground as it can cause flat areas on individual wires.
  • If you want to increase your working load use synthetic winch lines as they have higher Minimum Breaking Strengths than steel cable.
  • Inspect your cables periodically.
  • Inspect your hooks for any cracks or deformities.  And make sure the throat opening of the hook has not been enlarged or twisted.
For custom winch lines please contact us at

If you need accessories for your wire rope, such as Snatch Blocks, Wire Rope Clips, or Hooks, check out our Rigging & Hardware section.

All gear should be thoroughly inspected before each and every use. Worn or unsafe rigging and safety gear should never be used.  Products should be used in strict accordance with all industry and OSHA standards.

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