Swaged wire rope is a unique product. It offers greater strength than regular wire rope of the same diameter because it is compacted and has a greater linear density (it weighs more per foot). The swaging process makes wire rope smoother on the surface and therefore less prone to snagging and drum crushing. Essentially, it spools better and is easier on sheaves and drums. The outer strands are durable too, making this rope ideal for a rough life in the woods. Yes, this is the most popular wire rope we sell to our logging customers. Loggers know that it will outlast and outperform traditional cable by quite a margin. It is stiffer due to its compacted design, so it's not for everybody. But it excels when used as a skyline, guyline, dropline, skidding line, haulback or even as a drumline. Available in multiple sizes, we keep this rope in stock all year long. Mill certificates available upon request.
- Swaged wire rope, compacted after being closed, higher linear density
- Longer service life due to its smooth outer layer, less tendency to snag and abrade
- Higher strength and more resistant to drum crushing than regular wire rope
- Stiffer due to being compacted
- Made from Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) with an Independent Wire Rope Center (IWRC)
- Mill certificates available upon request
Although Westech Rigging Supply strives to manufacture and sell the highest quality rigging and safety gear, use of the gear is dangerous if not used correctly by competent trained professionals. Westech Rigging Supply disclaims any liability resulting from the misuse of its rigging and safety gear. Please take a moment to more thoroughly review our disclaimer.
Westech Rigging Supply rigging and safety gear is only intended to be used by competent trained professionals. Misuse of the rigging and safety gear can result in serious injury up to and including loss of life. As such, Westech Rigging Supply disclaims liability for any misuse or incorrect product selection by our customers.
Rigging and safety gear purchased from Westech Rigging Supply should be used in strict accordance with all industry and OSHA standards. At no time should rigging or safety gear be used beyond its certified load ratings (aka Working Load Limits). Normal wear and tear should be expected with use of rigging and safety gear; therefore, all gear should be thoroughly inspected before each and every use. Worn or unsafe rigging and safety gear should never be used.