Yale Ultrex Single Braid Line

Yale Ultrex 12 strand single braid (UHMWPE) Winch Line

Stronger than steel, floats on water.

Ultrex is a 12-strand single braid of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber enhanced with Yale's Maxijacket High Performance coating, which supplies superior abrasion resistance. Additional abrasion resistance is attributed to the larger filament diameter. In comparable yarn sizes Ultrex will contain roughly half as many individual filaments compared to similar products. Each of these individual filaments are more cut resistant than the finer filaments in other products and manifest improved abrasion resistance in the larger rope product. Ultrex's braid angles and twist level are designed to optimize break strength and keep stretch low.

UHMWPE is the most forgiving high-modulus fiber, giving better sheave-cycling capabilities than other high-tech fibers. Ultrex has zero water absorption and maintains its flexibility even in freezing conditions. As is the case for most Yale ropes, the strengths shown in the charts are for spliced ropes.

Available per metre in 10mm, 12.5mm and 16mm.

For Ultrex splicing instructions click here.

(A common mistake for people first starting with this splice procedure is to skip Step 2. For Ultrex you ADD 2 full fids to the original mark made in step 1.)


Average Spliced Break Strength*9,080kg16,975kg24,060kg
Minimum Spliced Break Strength8,172kg15,278kg21,654kg
Maximum** Working Load 5:11,816kg3,395kg4,812kg
Weight - Kg/100m5.29.213.4


* Knots and abrupt bends significantly reduce the strength of all ropes and lower maximum working load.

** Working load is based on static or moderately dynamic lifting/pulling operations. Instantaneous changes in load, up or down, in excess of 10% of the rope's rated working load constitute hazardous shock load and would void the normal working-load recommendation. Consult Yale Cordage for guidelines for working loads and the safe use of rope.

Code Image Description Favourites Price Qty
ULT824Z Yale Ultrex 10mm 12-strand single braid (UHMWPE) Line
$10.95 inc GST
ULT832Z Yale Ultrex 12.5mm 12-strand single braid (UHMWPE) Line
$22.40 inc GST
ULT840Z Yale Ultrex 16mm 12-strand single braid (UHMWPE) Line
$31.32 inc GST