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Rigging Central offers a complete selection of quality, replacement winch cables for use with power and manual winches.

Rigging Central winch cables are fabricated from 7x19 galvanized aircraft cable, which has a 5:1 design safety factor. However, when considering required cable strength, always base calculations on Safe Working Load capacity.

Available cable sizes are: 3/16 in., 1/4 in., 5/16 in. and 3/8 in. diameter. (Approximate metric equivalents are shown in the table below.) Cables may be ordered with or without removable hooks, appropriately sized to the SWL capacity of the cable.

Choose the size cable based on your winch size and load requirements. NOTE: when considering installation of a larger size cable than the one currently on your winch, keep in mind that larger diameter cable is stiffer, and therefore may experience fatigue fracture of individual cable wires when wound around small diameter winch drums.

Table of Capacity for Winch Cables
7x19 galvanized aircraft cable - 5:1 design safety factor

Cable Size 

Safe Working Load 

Breaking Strength 

3/16 in. (4.8mm) 

840 lbs. 

4200 lbs. 

1/4 in. (6.3 mm) 

1400 lbs. 

7000 lbs. 

5/16 in. (8 mm) 

1960 lbs. 

9800 lbs. 

3/8 in. (9.5 mm) 

2880 lbs. 

14400 lbs. 

Rigging Central Difference - Flemish Eye Splice

All Rigging Central winch cables larger than 3/16 in. are fabricated using the stronger Flemish Eye splice.

Many bargin winch cables are fabricated with turnback eyes. Using this method, the eye is formed by folding the cable back on itself and crimping the end in an aluminum sleeve.

The eyes in Rigging Central winch cables are made using the Flemish Eye splice, in which the cable is unlaid and woven back together to form the eye. The eye is then secured with a steel swage sleeve, which leaves no exposed cable wires to prick a finger during handling.

Order a winch cable from Rigging Central today and experience the difference!

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