Proton 8

A versatile rope for a multitude of applications

Proton®-8 uses the high-grade Dyneema® fiber for high strength and low weight, with a polyester overlay to provide the heat resistance and grip necessary for use on bitts and capstans. Its flexible, torque-free 8-strand construction performs well on both single- and split-drum drum winches. Proton®-8 is Samthane coated, which increases wear life.

Features & Benefits

  • Fiber: Dyneema®
  • Standard Color: yellow
  • Extremely high strength & very low stretch
  • Better grip than 100% Dyneema
  • Polyester fiber also helps mitigate the effect of heat buildup from friction
  • Class 2 8-Strand splice
  • High grip and heat resistance
  • High strength to weight ration with low water absorption for lightweight handling
  • Flexible, torque-free 8-strand with a firm cross-section
  • Easy to field splice
  • Firm shape retention on single drum winch applications
  • Available in large diameter sizes and long lengths without internal braider splices
  • Low stretch, high durability and easy to splice
  • A flexible Dyneema SK-75 HMPE fiber rope
  • A floating wire rope replacement

Applications

  • Wire Replacement - Jacketed
  • Secondary Mooring Lines
  • Barge and Dredge Working Lines
  • High Performance Tug Lines
  • Wire Replacement Ropes
  • General Working Lines
Size Diameter (in) Size Circ. (in) Weight Per 100 ft. (lbs) Working Load Limits (lbs)
1 3 25 54900
1 1/8 3 1/2 30.5 68900
1 1/4 3 3/4 38.5 86900
1 5/16 4 41.5 104000
1 3/8 4 1/8 46 108000
1 1/2 4 1/2 55.4 125000
1 5/8 5 68 140000
1 3/4 5 1/2 74.8 190000
2 6 99 238000
2 1/8 6 1/2 112 277000
2 1/4 7 125 316000
2 3/8 7 1/8 140 383000
2 1/2 7 1/2 149 396000
2 5/8 8 172 436000
2 3/4 8 1/2 188 468000
3 9 198 542000
3 1/4 10 254 628000