Towing Rope

Our UHMWPE, 3 strand nylon and 3 strand polyester are all suitable towing ropes. Please note, these do not come with eyes or towing accessories.

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    UHMWPE STEALTH High Strength Rope

    £1.59£38.63 per metre

    Manufactured to specifications exceeding ISO 10325
    Tested under ISO 2307

    Custom Lengths and ends available – call (+44) 020 7477 2890

    Heat-treated 12 strand single braid Stealth Fibre® UHMWPE (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethene) rope with polyurethane coating. This rope is designed for high load applications where ultra-low stretch is required.

    Applications:

    • Wire Rope Replacement
    • Winch Lines
    • Towing
    • Lifting
    • Mining Ropes

    View product details, break loads and technical information

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    3 Strand Polyester Multipurpose Rope

    £0.35£5.27 per metre

    3-Strand Polyester that is used for multipurpose activities. The rope is available in white, navy or black.

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    3 Strand Nylon Multipurpose Rope

    £0.35£5.27 per metre

    3-Strand Nylon Rope that is used for multipurpose activities. The rope is available in white, navy or black.

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    8MM UHMWPE Winch Rope Set

    £99.99

    Discover unmatched durability and strength with our Premium Winch Rope Set, crafted from high-quality UHMWPE material.

    This 8mm x 30 meter rope boasts a breaking strength of 6900 KG, ensuring reliability for all your recovery needs.

    Featuring an eye splice with a silver tube thimble, a vibrant yellow hook, a 2M polyester black sleeve for added protection, and a 1M PU red coating for durability, it’s designed for both safety and efficiency.

    With a straight end and silver mounting lug for easy installation, this winch rope set is the perfect upgrade to your recovery gear arsenal, offering both performance and style.

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    8mm Soft Shackle

    £12.99
    • 11,200kg Break Load: Industry-leading ultra-high strength.
    • Precision-Crafted for 8mm Applications: Tailored for intricate lifting and secure towing.
    • Robust UHMWPE Composition: Features unparalleled resilience and tensile strength.
    • Efficient Attachment Mechanism: Simplified hook-up with an eye splice; steadfast closure with a diamond knot.
    • Abrasion-Resistant Enhancement: A sturdy polyester sleeve increases longevity and safeguards connections.
    • Light and Agile Performance: Ensures optimal rigging outcomes with minimal effort.
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    6MM UHMWPE Winch Rope Set

    £59.99

    Discover unmatched durability and strength with our Premium Winch Rope Set, crafted from high-quality UHMWPE material.

    This 6mm x 20-meter rope boasts a breaking strength of 3700 KG, ensuring reliability for all your recovery needs.

    Featuring an eye splice with a silver tube thimble, a vibrant yellow hook, a 2M polyester black sleeve for added protection, and a 1M PU red coating for durability, it’s designed for both safety and efficiency.

    With a straight end and silver mounting lug for easy installation, this winch rope set is the perfect upgrade to your recovery gear arsenal, offering both performance and style.

  • 8mm blue soft shackle

    10mm Soft Shackle

    £17.99
    • 17,900kg Break Load: Industry-leading ultra high-strength
    • 10mm Design for Precision: Ideal for detailed towing and lifting, ensuring tight control.
    • Superior UHMWPE Build: Delivers exceptional durability and strength for rigorous tasks.
    • Quick & Secure Connection: Eye splice for rapid attachment; diamond knot for robust security.
    • Protective Polyester Sleeve: Guards against abrasion, prolonging equipment life.
    • Efficient & Lightweight: Offers high rigging performance with effortless handling.
  • 12mm Soft Shackle

    £25.99
    • 23,000kg Break Load: Industry-leading ultra high-strength
    • 12mm UHMWPE Construction: Offers unparalleled strength for towing and lifting.
    • Convenient Design: Eye splice for easy attachment; diamond knot for secure locking.
    • Enhanced Protection: Features a durable, soft polyester sleeve for abrasion resistance.
    • Lightweight Efficiency: Delivers high-performance rigging with minimal bulk.

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The Access Ropes Guide to:
Towing Rope

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What is a towing rope?

Towing is the action of pulling an object, and there is no limit to how big or small that item can be. One thing is for sure though; something you will always need, regardless of the object, is a form of tow rope.

The exact type of rope you will require will depend on the weight of the load you are pulling, and the environment in which you are operating. Heavy duty loads will require a different make of tow rope, compared to light objects.

We stock a range of ropes that can be used as a tow rope, so you will be able to select one that fits your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for further information on any of the rope categories and products on our website.

What is the best type of rope for towing?

You can use different categories of ropes for towing depending on the strength required. Choosing the correct rope is essential for both safety reasons and for protecting the load that your pulling.

If you intend to use your vehicle for road recovery or towing loads, you must be sure that you get a heavy-duty tow rope that is compatible with the towing system and your tools. An ill-fitting tow rope or tow strap, or poorly maintained shackles or winches can do more harm than good.

Nylon rope was created as an alternative to natural fibres like hemp approximately sixty years ago and, while it is a multi-purpose rope, it is a popular choice for towing small objects. Nylon ropes are strong, have good abrasion resistance and are not affected by water. They also have high elasticity, so you will find it has some ‘give’ when used as a tow rope, meaning you don’t get a high level of jolting.

Polyester rope is a popular alternative to nylon rope for towing small objects. This rope is lightweight, flexible and has great UV resistance properties. It also has lower elongation than nylon rope but still does not lose strength when wet.

The Southern Ropes 3 Strand Polyester rope and 3 Strand Nylon rope are both multi-purpose lines that can be used as a tow rope. They are flexible, easy to hand when wet and are highly resistant to abrasion. Both of these lines exceed the British and European Standardisation BS EB 697:1995 and will be cut according to our customer needs.

For towing larger items, in particular, a vehicle or vessel, then a stronger, more heavy-duty tow rope will be required. HMPE or UHMWPE (Ultra-high molecular weight polyethene) is the preferred rope in many garages for vehicle towing services as it has a much greater max load capacity and greater reliability than the alternatives.

This line is designed especially to support high loads, where ultra-low stretch is required. It floats, is chemical and UV resistant and has an extremely high tensile strength. In addition to these features, HMPE is a popular alternative to wire rope as it has an incredibly high strength to weight ratio and is much safer. If a wire rope breaks when under force, for example when towing, it will whip quickly and unpredictably around the place, causing damage to anything it comes into contact with. UHMWPE or HMPE rope is constructed with parallel fibres, so that if it was to break, it recoils in a linear fashion which is much safer and easier to control.

We currently stock Stealth Fibre UHMWPE, a heat-treated 12 strand single braid line with polyurethane coating. This is ideal for tow ropes or winch lines, as it has exceptional abrasion resistance, won’t kink or snag and is smooth to handle. UHMWPE can be used in a variety of industries in a wide range of heavy-duty applications, including recovery ropes and is the strongest performance ropes you will find.

Contact us today to discuss your tow rope needs or for more information on any of the tow ropes we stock. All orders come with free delivery in the UK.

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