Winch Rope

Rope Services Direct both manufacture and supply a wide range of winch rope and cables which are made from either steel or synthetic fibres. You can find out more about this handy, strong and safe product below, as well as more information on how to place an order.

All you need to know about winch rope

This is the equipment that will be used when a winching operation needs to be completed. There are a huge number of operations which requiring winching; perhaps for the towing of broken down vehicles or to rescue automobiles that are stuck, or even to winch items and loads within warehouse settings.

The key with winch rope is that it needs to be strong, because it will often be handling extremely heavy loads. For example, trucks or SUVs can weigh several thousand kilograms. But, it’s not just lifting capabilities that need to be considered. Factors such as elasticity, flexibility, sturdiness and the transferring of energy all need to be thought about. There can be no room for error with this, and unnecessary swinging or moving of loads needs to be prevented.


For this reason, our ropes with winches are designed to be lightweight whilst also proving to be very robust and strong under the most gruelling of uses and in challenging environments.

Choose from a range of specifications (e.g. 6×36, 7×19, etc.) depending on your winching requirements.

We safely design, manufacture and test all of our winch rope products onsite, ensuring that we can guarantee their safety to our customers. Part of this testing process will involve proof loading. So our products will more than do what they say on the tin! Each item is also individually manufactured, allowing for full traceability of products.

The difference between synthetic and steel fibres

As we noted above, we can supply this product in either a synthetic or steel fibre (wire-rope) version. Here we have briefly explained the difference between the two. Synthetic fibre rope tends to be better for recovery situations as it is lightweight and much easier to handle. It won’t develop any sharp burrs like you may find on steel fibres. It also won’t store as much energy while a load is in operation.

Steel rope, on the other hand, is more durable. It can also be used for recovery operations, and also finds great use in utility work. It has a strong level of resistance to abrasion and doesn’t need to worry about UV ray damage from sunlight. It is, however, heavier than its counterpart, and is more likely to rust. It’s generally the recommended choice if you don’t need to use your winch rope as frequently.

winch cableCompleting your winch rope with an end fittingwinch rope fittings

We can also supply hooks and other termination options for your winch rope and cables to ensure that you are able to use them for a wide variety of operations. These are necessary in order to make your ropes with winches the finished product; without it, it’s just rope! For example, our strong and robust hooks can be used to latch onto vehicles, guarantee a safe winching operation.

We will ensure that whatever fitting you choose, it has been safely fused onto your winch rope, creating an end termination that will last. For any ends of rope that don’t require a fitting, end stops can be used.

Unsure of what the right type of end fitting is for you? You can find all of our contact details listed below.

Get in touch with us today

Call Rope Services Direct today on 01384 78004  or use the contact us page to ensure you order the optimal winch rope for your requirements.