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1/2" 6x26 Super Swaged Galvanized Wire Rope - 34800 lbs Breaking Strength

1/2" 6x26 Super Swaged Galvanized Wire Rope - 34800 lbs Breaking Strength
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1/2" 6x26 Super Swaged Galvanized Wire Rope - 34800 lbs Breaking Strength
1 - 499$1.90
500 - 1999$1.77
2000 + $1.68
PRICE PER:Linear Foot
  • USUALLY SHIPS: 1 - 2 Days
  • Full Spool Length: 5,000
  • This product is not eligible for free shipping.
  • This product is imported. Country of Origin subject to change.

Product Description

Swaged Line Experts!
We are one of the premier rigging shops in the U.S.A. when it comes to high-performance swaged lines. We sell a ton of swaged cable each year, so it's nothing new to us. We know where to get it, and where not to get it--and that's key! You don't want to go to the open market and buy swaged line from the lowest bidder, and we don't. A lot of our competition does, however. Suffice it to say, we know what we're doing when it comes to swaged wire rope.

Premium Zip Line Cable
We carry this line specifically for our large, commercial zip line customers. Those that build zip line parks with runs over 1,000 ft know that not just any cable will do. This cable is made to the same standards as our logging cable, and in fact, would hold up well in a logging environment. But most logging cable is greasy, whereas this line is galvanized. Zip liners don't want greasy cable and we get that. That's why this premium line gives you all the benefits of heavy-duty logging cable, with the benefit of being clean and easy to handle. If you've ever seen cable logging, then you know the line takes serious abuse. Swaged line excels in these environments because it doesn't abrade easily and has tremendous strength. For example, regular 1/2" wire rope has a published Breaking Strength of 26,600 lbs. This premium swaged line has a published Breaking Strength of 34,800 lbs, and the factory test certificates show an actual break of 35,800 lbs! That's over 25% stronger than regular cable! To have a smooth cable that is galvanized, tough and strong is the perfect blend of attributes for zip lining.

Custom Lengths Available
We bring this cable in on 5,000 ft reels, but longer pieces are available upon request. And now we stock all three sizes, including 3/8", 1/2" and 5/8"! If you're in need of a long run for a zip line park that is new and in the building phase, or is simply overhauling and looking to get the best line available, then give us a call. We know you'll be happy with our product and prices!

  • 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
  • Smooth surface is ideal for trolleys and repetitive zip line use
  • Galvanized, no greasy mess to deal with
  • Made from Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) with an Independent Wire Rope Center (IWRC)
  • Mill certificates available upon request


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Questions & Answers

3 Questions & 4 Answers
from Sacramento, CA asked:
June 14, 2018
How will the cable handle being used as a towing rope for heavy loaded trucks?
1 Answer
There are a lot of variables to consider with a question like this, but generally you should expect good performance from swaged cable. Our logging customers use it every day, and they use it hard. It is smoother and resists drum abrasion and crushing better than regular cable. It is stronger and weighs more per foot, which is where the strength comes from (linear density). All in all, swaged cable is very tough. The only downside is that it's stiffer, and the reduced flexibility means that when it kinks it can be tougher to work with. Most users simply adapt to this after working with the cable for a while.
Submitted by: WRS on June 14, 2018

from KY asked:
February 28, 2018
Is this cable flexible like regular 1/2" steel cable?
1 Answer
Swaged cable is essentially regular cable that is compacted down to a smaller size. This makes it stronger, as it weighs more per foot on a size-by-size basis. It also makes the cable smoother, which means it performs well when spooled on drums because it will not "scrub" itself as much as regular cable. The one downside for many is that swaged cable is stiffer. Unfortunately the benefits go along with this drawback.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on February 28, 2018

from Bolton Landing, NY asked:
January 25, 2018
What wire rope grip is best for pulling this Super Swaged cable for zip lines, up to 1000ft runs? Our company uses predominantly Klein Chicago Grips for our applications, but I'm worried the extra density of this cable will cause slippage.
2 Answers
Our customers have only used regular wire rope grips up to this point, including #KL-1604-20L (rated for 5,000 lbs) and #KL-1625-20 (rated for 8,000 lbs). We have also inquired with Klein to see if they have a special recommendation for swaged wire rope, and we will post here again with their advice.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on January 25, 2018
An engineer from Klein responded to your inquiry today, and suggested this grip. It has a beefy 15,000 lbs Breaking Strength and offers more surface area contact with a 7-1/4" jaw length.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on February 7, 2018

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