The Winch Rope

A primary safety feature of the Bush Winch vehicle recovery system is the choice of ropes. The winch ropes provided are very strong, fit for purpose and carefully selected to match the strength characteristics of the Bush Winch recovery system components and your vehicle.

The ropes supplied are all made using Dyneema SK75 fibre. They are round and smooth 12 strand ropes which are pleasant to handle, very light (float on water), very strong  and relatively inelastic.

The winch ropes are coloured red for high visibility and they have the strength and inelastic quality and therefore poses minimal recoil risk in the event of a break. It is easily repaired if broken and long lengths can be carried and spooled to winch over long distances.

The rope is available in a number of widths as follows:

  • 4mm with a breaking strain of 2000kg/4400 lbs
  • 5mm with a breaking strain of 3200kg/7154 lbs
  • 6mm with a breaking strain of 4000kg/8818lbs
  • 8mm with a breaking strain of 6700kg/14,765Ibs

Specific advice as to what winch rope to use is provided at point of purchase.

The Wheel Nuts

Every Bush Winch comes with a set of especially made wheel nuts/bolts for attaching the Bush Winch to. The nuts/bolts fit a variety of different vehicles with different wheel nut/bolt dimensions and thread patterns.

Any two wheel nuts will fully cope with the maximum possible load imposed by winching and therefore when four or more wheel nuts are being used the safety margin is considerable.

These nuts/bolts can be purchased separately to allow for use the Bush Bridle at the same time or for use of the same Bush Winch on multiple vehicles.