Industrial, Utility, & Marine


US Rigging Sells Synthetic Fiber Ropes & Pulleys For Marine Rigging

US Rigging offers a carefully selected variety of winch ropes and pulleys for industrial marine utility applications. The Synthetic Fiber Ropes are engineered to resist water absorption, making them perfect for marine applications. Pulleys are designed to simplify lifting systems and many of them are ideal for boating and other marine applications. Read on for a guide on the types of gear that we sell. If you have questions about industrial marine gear, they will likely be answered here.

What Is A Winch Rope?

A winch rope is a line designed for hauling a load. Winch lines are generally designed to wrap around a rotating drum. Marine winching requires ropes that will not absorb water or lose strength when wet.

What Are The Benefits Of Synthetic Rope vs Natural Rope?

Ropes that are made of synthetic (man-made) materials have certain benefits over Natural Rope in marine winching applications. Our Synthetic Fiber Ropes are made with polyester with marine applications in mind. Synthetic Rope is usually resistant to rot and mildew. These ropes are also stronger and more durable than Natural Ropes. Polyester has a lower stretch than other synthetic ropes and offers additional resistance to sunlight, making it especially ideal for outdoor use. This material has an exceptionally high melting point at 489-500 F and loses strength at 244-250 F.

Features & Benefits Of Load Pro Polyester Fiber Rope:

  • Double Braided
  • Low Stretch/Elongation
  • Does Not Absorb Water
  • Maintains Strength In Extreme Heat
  • Great For Heavy Duty Lifting & Pulling
  • Strength Ranging From 5,000-17,000 Lbs 
  • Resists Abrasion, Sunlight & Chemical Damage
  • Available With Urethane Coating For Increased Resistance To Abrasion & UV Rays

What Are The Benefits Of Synthetic Rope vs Steel Chains?

In addition to the benefits over natural ropes, polyester winches offer unique features that make them preferable to steel wire and chains. Polyester is resistant to heat and does not store energy, so it is much safer to handle with gloves than any form of steel line that may be used in winching. The polyester winch is also much less likely to develop kinks than steel wire winches are.

What Are Other Applications For Synthetic Winch Ropes?

In addition to their uses in marine applications, Synthetic Ropes have become popular in winching applications in off-roading. This started as a trend in the 1990s and after catching on, Synthetic Winching Ropes have continued being popular as they stand up against mud, moisture, and water, and are considered safer than chains. 

A Few Other Popular Uses For Load Pro Winch Lines:

  • Cable pulling
  • Stringing lines
  • Lifting lines transmission lines

What Types Of Pulleys Are Available From US Rigging?

US Rigging’s pulleys are made with aluminum materials. Our Reflex Pulleys and Twin Pulleys are both designed for complex lifting systems and feature two attachment points. A miniature version of the Twin Pulley is available for your convenience. Alby Aluminum Pulleys are designed for use in lowering applications and with bull ropes.

What Pulley Is Best For Use With Bull Ropes?

We recommend the Alby Aluminum Pulley, which is engineered to work in conjunction with Bull Ropes and Dead Eye Slings. This pulley is perfect for lowering applications.

Features Of The Alby Aluminum Pulley:

  • 50 kN Strength
  • Perfect For Lowering Applications
  • Engineered For Use With Bull Ropes
  • Excellent For Use With Dead Eye Slings

What Are Twin Pulleys?

Twin Pulleys or Double Pulleys have a double wheel with mobile side plates. They have two points of attachment to a line, designed for complex lifting systems. These pulleys reduce the amount of force required for a pulley system.

Who Is US Rigging?

US Rigging is a manufacturer and master distributor of climbing ropes, fall protection equipment, and industrial rigging equipment located in Santa Ana, California. This Orange County-based company is proud to provide American Made products with both safety and service in mind. US Rigging has a legacy lasting over 40 years and is known for operational excellence.

US Rigging offers a select variety of items aimed at serving the marine utility industry. We carry winch lines made with synthetic polyester fibers with marine applications in mind. We also offer pulleys to make winching large hauls easier. Browse our industrial marine gear and you will almost definitely find exactly what you need.

Take a look around the product lines available and feel free to contact our customer service department with any questions. US Rigging is committed to excellence in service and providing our customers with the best rigging products on the market.

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