Rockstomper Recovery Gear


The best of the best: Rockstomper synthetic winch rope.
As seen, tested, and proven, in competitions the world over, in extreme climates and terrains from Iceland to Australia, in the mud, snow, sand, and rocks.

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Also available:

Spidertrax aluminum Hawse fairleads for synthetic winch ropes.
Mounting hardware included.
Specifically for synthetic ropes--not for use with steel cable.
Three sizes available: Standard (top) with 10" on-center mounting holes and a 7 1/4" slot, for standard winches, 6" on-center mounting holes and a 4 1/2" slot for Warn M6000SDP winches and some utility winches, and 4 7/8" on-center mounting holes with 3 1/8" slot for ATV applications.
Fullsize or SDP, $50 plus shipping; please specify size. ATV, $35 plus shipping.

We strongly recommend the use of an aluminum Hawse fairlead with synthetic winch rope.

Iron fairleads, because of their typical rough-cast finish, should not be used with synthetic rope.

Synthetic rope weighs less than a quarter what steel cable weighs, won't take a "set" or stay all wound-up like cable will, can't develop sharp frays, dosen't conduct electricity or heat (won't freeze your hands in the winter), won't rust, doesn't kink, doesn't recoil, doesn't stretch, doesn't store energy, etc.

Destructive shop testing has shown Amsteel Blue to not recoil when pulled to break.

We use only premium quality AmSteel(r)-Blue in our winch lines.

Like the idea, but worried about abrasion resistance?

All of our full-size (80 feet and longer) primary winch ropes include, standard, a ten foot long, close-fit (still easy to slide by hand) abrasion guard. Short lines (under 80 feet) include one five foot abrasion guard.
Extension lines do not include abrasion guard.
Abrasion guard shown in yellow; black is standard.
Some alternate colors of abrasion guard available by special order; call to inquire.

Don't like having to pay attention to the abrasion guard, to avoid wrapping it into the winch drum stack?

Our abrasion guard is flexible and compact enough to just wind in with the rope. Comes right back out when you unspool the rope, no fuss, no worries.

Also shown in the same picture: 1/4"x100' winch line on Warn M6000 SDP. Full winch capability, mini winch cost and weight!

Remember, as with all our products, the real quality is in the details.

Note the use of a quality, heavy-duty rope thimble.

Also note the extra-large terminal end, with the rope taped prior to being crimped into the terminal.

Please note: terminal end fitting is intended to aid in spooling rope onto the winch drum ONLY!
The retainer bolt on most winches simply threads into the side of the winch drum, which is not strong enough to hold a significant load.
We recommend keeping a minimum of 8 wraps of synthetic line on the winch drum at all times, to prevent overloading the small retainer bolt.
Because the friction of the rope on the drum is necessary to prevent the rope from overloading the retainer bolt and spinning on the drum, any sleeve or other material that could allow the rope to slide more easily, should not be placed on the bottom layer against the winch drum.

Worried about maintainance?
Rip up an abrasion guard, we've got more, for only $6 for a 10-footer, or $3.50 for a 5-footer, each.

We're now carrying multiple sizes of synthetic rope.
Got a hard to fit application? We're happy to work with you on special sizes of rope, odd lengths, high strength or low clearance issues, etc.

Synthetic ropes 80 feet long and longer include a 10-foot abrasion guard, one end looped with HD thimble, and terminal end fitting, unless otherwise specified.
Ropes shorter than 80 feet include one 5-foot abrasion guard; otherwise are the same as our longer ropes.

Please note: Although the strength of 1/4" Amsteel Blue is very high, we recommend it for winches 6,000 pounds and under only.

Reuse your existing winch hook, or we'll add one to your rope for as little as $15.
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3/16" x 50', 5,400lb winch rope, $53
3/16" x 60', 5,400lb winch rope, $64
3/16" x 70', 5,400lb winch rope, $74
3/16" x 75', 5,400lb winch rope, $79
3/16" x 80', 5,400lb winch rope, $85
3/16" x 90', 5,400lb winch rope, $97
3/16" x 100', 5,400lb winch rope, $105

1/4" x 50', 9,200lb winch rope, $68
1/4" x 60', 9,200lb winch rope, $77
1/4" x 70', 9,200lb winch rope, $90
1/4" x 75', 9,200lb winch rope, $97
1/4" x 80', 9,200lb winch rope, $103
1/4" x 90', 9,200lb winch rope, $116
1/4" x 100', 9,200lb winch rope, $129
1/4" x 125', 9,200lb winch rope, $166
1/4" x 150', 9,200lb winch rope, $195
1/4" x 175', 9,200lb winch rope, $226
1/4" x 200', 9,200lb winch rope, $256

5/16" x 50', 13,700lb winch rope, $97
5/16" x 60', 13,700lb winch rope, $115
5/16" x 70', 13,700lb winch rope, $134
5/16" x 75', 13,700lb winch rope, $143
5/16" x 80', 13,700lb winch rope, $153
5/16" x 85', 13,700lb winch rope, $162
5/16" x 90', 13,700lb winch rope, $172
5/16" x 95', 13,700lb winch rope, $181
5/16" x 100', 13,700lb winch rope, $191
5/16" x 105', 13,700lb winch rope, $201
5/16" x 110', 13,700lb winch rope, $210
5/16" x 125', 13,700lb winch rope, $239
5/16" x 135', 13,700lb winch rope, $258
5/16" x 150', 13,700lb winch rope, $286

3/8" x 50', 20,400lb winch rope, $129
3/8" x 60', 20,400lb winch rope, $156
3/8" x 70', 20,400lb winch rope, $179
3/8" x 75', 20,400lb winch rope, $192
3/8" x 80', 20,400lb winch rope, $205
3/8" x 85', 20,400lb winch rope, $218
3/8" x 90', 20,400lb winch rope, $230
3/8" x 95', 20,400lb winch rope, $243
3/8" x 100', 20,400lb winch rope, $256
3/8" x 105', 20,400lb winch rope, $269
3/8" x 110', 20,400lb winch rope, $282
3/8" x 115', 20,400lb winch rope, $294
3/8" x 125', 20,400lb winch rope, $320
3/8" x 135', 20,400lb winch rope, $345
3/8" x 150', 20,400lb winch rope, $383

7/16" x 50', 23,925lb winch rope, $144
7/16" x 60', 23,925lb winch rope, $173
7/16" x 70', 23,925lb winch rope, $201
7/16" x 75', 23,925lb winch rope, $216
7/16" x 80', 23,925lb winch rope, $230
7/16" x 85', 23,925lb winch rope, $244
7/16" x 90', 23,925lb winch rope, $258
7/16" x 95', 23,925lb winch rope, $273
7/16" x 100', 23,925lb winch rope, $287
7/16" x 110', 23,925lb winch rope, $316
7/16" x 125', 23,925lb winch rope, $359
7/16" x 135', 23,925lb winch rope, $387
7/16" x 150', 23,925lb winch rope, $430

1/2" x 100', 36,250lb winch rope, $576
1/2" x 200', 36,250lb winch rope, $924

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Only common lengths are listed--if your application calls for an unusual length of line, it's no problem. We gladly custom-cut line to your specifications.

Winch extension lines (both ends looped) also available:
5/16" x 25' extension line, 13,700lb Amsteel-Blue rope, $49
5/16" x 50' extension line, 13,700lb Amsteel-Blue rope, $97
5/16" x 75' extension line, 13,700lb Amsteel-Blue rope, $143
5/16" x 100' extension line, 13,700lb Amsteel-Blue rope, $191

3/8" x 25' extension line, 20,400lb Amsteel-Blue rope, $66
3/8" x 50' extension line, 20,400lb Amsteel-Blue rope, $129
3/8" x 75' extension line, 20,400lb Amsteel-Blue rope, $192
3/8" x 100' extension line, 20,400lb Amsteel-Blue rope, $256
Extension lines come with both ends looped with a thimble, no abrasion guard.
As with our winch lines, only common sizes of extension lines are listed. If you'd like a special length, please call for a quote.

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Synthetic winch lines come in blue standard.

Industrial, marine, or any other odd application? Call us; we can get Amsteel Blue up to 3.25" diameter, with over a million-pound strength, and most other forms of synthetic rope as well.

Not sure what winch line will fit your winch? Here's a handy table of common winches and the typical replacement lines we recommend, as well as some alternate line sizes:

Winch Std. Cable Rope repl. Alternate rope
MileMarker 12k 3/8x100 3/8x100 n/a
MileMarker 10.5k 2 speed 3/8x100 3/8x100 n/a
MileMarker 9k 2 speed 3/8x100 3/8x100 5/16x125
MileMarker 9k 1 speed 5/16x100 5/16x100 3/8x80
MileMarker E8 3/8x100 3/8x100 5/16x125
Pierce 9000-8" 5/16x100 5/16x100 3/8x80
Pierce 9000-11" 5/16x150 5/16x150 3/8x125
Pierce 12500-8" 3/8x90 3/8x90 n/a
Pierce 12500-11" 3/8x125 3/8x125 n/a
Ramsey Platinum 95 5/16x150 5/16x150 3/8x125
Ramsey Platinum 9 5/16x150 5/16x150 3/8x125
Ramsey REP 9 5/16x95 5/16x100 3/8x80
Ramsey REP 8 5/16x95 5/16x100 3/8x80
Ramsey ProPlus 8 5/16x95 5/16x100 3/8x80
Ramsey ProPlus 6 1/4x100 1/4x100 5/16x50
Ramsey RE 12 3/8x125 3/8x125 7/16x90
Ramsey RE 8 5/16x150 5/16x150 3/8x125
Ramsey QM 9 5/16x150 5/16x150 3/8x125
Ramsey QM 8 5/16x95 5/16x100 3/8x80
Superwinch X6CD 5/16x100 5/16x100 1/4x150
Superwinch X9 5/16x100 5/16x100 3/8x80
Superwinch Husky 8 5/16x150 5/16x150 3/8x125
Superwinch Husky 10 3/8x90 3/8x90 n/a
Superwinch S9 5/16x100 5/16x100 3/8x80
Superwinch S6 5/16x100 5/16x100 1/4x150
Superwinch S45 1/4x50 1/4x50 n/a
Warn M15 7/16x90 7/16x90 3/8x125
Warn M12 3/8x125 3/8x125 7/16x90
Warn HS95/HS95i/9.5ti 5/16x125 5/16x125 3/8x100
Warn 9.5XP 5/16x100 5/16x100 3/8x80
Warn XD9/XD9i 5/16x125 5/16x125 3/8x100
Warn 8274/8274-50 5/16x150 5/16x150 3/8x125
Warn X8/X8i 5/16x100 5/16x100 3/8x80
Warn M8 5/16x100 5/16x100 3/8x80
Warn M6 5/16x80 5/16x80 1/4x175
Warm M6SDP 5/16x50 5/16x50 1/4x100

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Winch Rope Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Some of the more common questions about winch rope.

What about heat from the winch drum?
Heat is generated in planetary winch drums (Warn laydown-style, Ramsey planetary winches, most Superwinches) only under "Power-Out" condition. This type of use drives the winch motor against the brake (note references by winch companies about "Automatic Load-Holding Brake"). This is similar to driving your vehicle with the parking brake engaged.
Doing so will generate heat if you were to use it extensively in this mode. Similar to driving your vehicle with the parking brake engaged, you can drive out of a parking space without causing problems, but if you drove for significant distance, you would quickly wear out the brake. The same is true for your winch. The "Power-Out" function should be used for relieving tension on the rope, not for extended distances, nor for lowering a load--4WD winches are not designed to be used as hoists. Our testing has shown that powering out for 10-20 feet is not a problem, but will cause excessive wear to the winch brake, so we recommend using the "Power-Out" to relieve tension only.
No winches currently made, if used correctly, will heat the drum on "Power-In" use.

Can I use my roller fairlead with rope?
Many of our customers do; the roller is susceptible to damage, and if damaged, can damage the rope. We recommend the aluminum fairleads because they are nearly impervious to the type of damage that causes roller fairleads to fail.

Can I use my snatch block with rope?
Yes, as long as it is not burred-up from steel cable.

How does synthetic rope hold up to UV exposure?
Amsteel Blue has a proprietary urethane-based coating, factory-applied, to help it resist UV radiation. Additionally, Amsteel Blue was not actually designed for the 4WD industry; it was developed for offshore commercial fishing purposes, where it would be exposed to nearly-constant sunlight. Because of these design criteria, it resists UV exposure very well.

How does your rope compare with XYZ company's product?
We have tested many varieties of rope currently on the market, and supply what we feel to be the best material for the application at hand. Because a large number of companies sell synthetic winch rope, from a variety of sources, we have opted to supply you, our customer, with as much information as possible about our product, in order to let you make the most informed decision possible. But we often don't know what another particular company is selling, so we can't tell you about their product.

Need a shorter or longer winch line? We have it on spools, and can accommodate any need up to 600 feet.

Because of the unpredictable and potentially abusive loads placed on recovery gear, it is not returnable and carries no warranty.

Rope (wire, synthetic, or otherwise) is a wear item, and must be inspected periodically for wear, damage, etc.

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