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The Superior Properties of Dyneema Rope

What is Dyneema? Dyneema rope is a brand name of synthetic rope that is made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is the world's strongest fiber and gives it an ultra high breaking strength.

How Strong is it? Dyneema rope is very strong. It is 20% stronger than wire rope of the same size and 7 times stronger than wire rope of the same weight.

What about Abrasion? Dyneema has the highest abrasion resistance out of any synthetic rope in the industry and is widely used in Canada by trans-oceanic shipping companies for towing and mooring their massive container ships. In Saskatchewan and the prairies Dyneema rope is most often used on ATV winch cable, flat deck winch cable and tow trucks winch cable

Why does this matter? Northern Strands supplies tow ropes, ATV winch lines and other accessories made from Dyneema ropes for those occasions where you need the strongest rope available and don't want to lift a big heavy wire rope. Northern Strands manufactures winch lines with hook made from Dyneema that make use of a standard eye hook for attaching to anchor points when a vehicle such as a ATV Quad or Side by Side gets stuck to the point where it needs to be winched out. The advantages of using Dyneema in these situations are huge as the rope is not only immensely strong. 

Additional properties of Dyneema rope

  • Incredibly light, Dyneema will float on water.
  • Literally a rope, which means that it does not kink or tangle like wire rope does, especially on the smaller drums of a quad winch, and there is no risk of puncturing your skin from a broken wire.
  • The same material used in the most ultra-modern body armour that is currently preferred to Kevlar as it performs the same wet or dry.
  • Woven instead of wound; meaning that Dyneema rope is torque neutral, where wire rope will unwind when subjected to extreme loads.
Northern Strands carries a number of assembled winch lines with hook for sale:
  • 3/16", 50' and 100' winch lines with a breaking strength of 5,400 lbs
  • 1/4", 50' and 100' winch lines with a breaking strength of 8,200 lbs
  • 5/16:, 50' and 100' winch lines with a breaking strength of 11,970 lbs
We can also create custom lengths and assemblies 
For more information on Dyneema Rope visit us at:
3235 Millar Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3

Northern Strands has Heavy Duty Tow Straps and Tow Ropes On Sale! Plus a Free Guide on Vehicle Recovery and Towing.

Spring is just around the corner.  In Saskatchewan spring means muddy roads and fields.  Many trucks, trailers and heavy equipment will be stuck in the mud and need to be towed out with either recovery straps or recovery ropes.  Northern Strands has the highest quality heavy duty tow straps and heavy duty tow ropes in the industry, with many of our towing and rigging products manufactured in our rigging warehouse.  Our high quality tow ropes and tow straps have a high breaking strength, are safety certified and tested.  All of our towing and rigging products are certified for job sites and we will provide all necessary paperwork.  Northern Strands takes our commitment to safety very seriously.  We are a COR certified company and a Mission Zero members. 

Right now we have 2 ply tow straps, double braided polyester tow ropes and 8 strand tow ropes on sale(while quantities last).  With any tow strap or tow rope sale we will give you a free Vehicle Recovery and Towing Guide.

Check out the links to our flyers below.

8 Strand Tow Rope

Double Braided Polyester Tow Rope

2 Ply Tow Straps

Call or come in to request sale pricing on our vehicle recovery ropes and straps.

Phone 306-242-7073 or email to request pricing on specific products. 

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated. 


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