Wire Rope Selection

Winch and Hoist Application Guidelines

Cable Capacity, Strength, Weight

SizeConstructionMinimum Break StrengthApproximate WeightR
LbsKGLbs/FootKG/Meter
1/8"7X920009070.030.0413.2
3/16"7X9420019050.070.106.14
1/4"7X9700031750.120.183.29
5/16"7X9980044450.180.272.21
3/8"7X91440065320.260.391.58
7/16"7X91760079830.350.521.19
1/2"6X19 class26600120660.460.680.925
9/16"6X19 class33600152410.590.880.741
5/8"6X19 class41200186880.721.070.607
3/4"6X19 class58800266711.041.550.428
7/8"6X19 class79600361061.422.110.308
1"6X19 class103400469011.852.750.239
1-1/8"6X19 class130000589672.343.480.191
1-1/4"6X19 class159800724842.894.300.152
1-3/8"6X19 class192000870903.505.210.127
1-1/2"6X19 class2280001034194.166.190.107
1-5/8"6X19 class2640001197484.887.260.088
1-3/4"6X19 class3060001387995.678.440.077
1-7/8"6X19 class3480001578506.509.670.067
2"6X19 class3960001796237.3911.000.060

Cable Capacity Conversion Factors


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