|Diameter||5/16" (8 mm)|
|Breaking Strength||21,700 lbs (9,840 kg)|
|Recommended Winch Rating||8,000 - 10,000 lb (3,630 - 4,540 kg)|
|Material||Pre-stretched + heat-treated Dyneema® SK75 synthetic fiber|
The 5/16" Superline® Winch Line works best with winches ranging from 8,000 - 10,000 lbs. For more information on what length/diameter to choose please reference this Winch Line Guide.
If your travels take you far off the beaten path, you need to be able to depend on your gear to perform. When it comes to winching, the Superline® Winch Line will not let you down. Made with pre-stretched and heat-treated SK75 synthetic rope, it is the most advanced synthetic winch line on the market.
What makes the Superline® so super? Well first off, it’s pre-stretched and heat-treated construction gives it unparalleled strength. In the case of the 5/16” (8mm) Superline, the breaking strength is 21,700 lbs - that’s more than 4,000 lbs stronger than our 3/8" (9.5mm) Classic winch line! Not only does this increase safety, but it allows you to install a smaller diameter line on your winch so you save space on the drum and the winch works more efficiently. The Superline® also has excellent abrasion resistance and is coated with a heavy duty polyurethane coating for UV and chemical resistance. Combine that with only the highest quality hardware and high heat resistant Technora drum protection, and you have a winch line that is worthy of the toughest vehicle extractions.
The high strength of the Superline® winch line allows you to install a smaller diameter line without sacrificing strength and take up less room on the winch drum. This has two main advantages:
Compare the 2 graphics below and you can see how much less room a 5/16” Superline® takes on a winch drum compared to the 3/8" Classic winch line. Note that the 5/16” Superline® is even 4,000 lbs stronger!
Despite all the benefits that the Superline® Winch Line has over steel wire rope, the proper precautions must be taken when using synthetic rope for winching. Synthetic winch lines are more prone to chafe damage than wire rope, so ensure that the winch rope is rigged properly and isn’t rubbing on rocks, trees or other abrasive surfaces while under tension. This is why Master Pull developed the removable Rock Guard to protect the rope when you can’t avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. With proper use and care, the Superline® Winch Line will last just as long, if not longer than a steel wire rope. For more information on maintenance, visit the Synthetic Rope Maintenance page.