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Kinetic Recovery Rope


Kinetic ropes are fantastic for snatching vehicles from mud or sand and offer superior performance over commonly used flat snatch straps. Sherpa kinetic ropes are made from high stretch quality double braid nylon ensuring a long life and exceptional performance.

  • When using a recovery rope, the vehicle performing the recovery takes a short run up to generate kinetic energy before the rope goes tight. This kinetic energy is then transferred via the rope in the form of stretch, to the stuck vehicle. A sling shot effect is applied to the stuck vehicle causing it to lunge forward. The operation is similar to stretching a elastic band between your fingers and when performed with the Sherpa kinetic rope is smooth and controlled.

    Sherpa kinetic recovery ropes have a guaranteed minimum 30% stretch which means the sling shot effect is much greater then an ordinary flat snatch strap. Having this additional stretch means recoveries are softer on the vehicles with less of a jolt on the equipment and individuals. Once you use a quality kinetic recovery rope you will never want to go back to the flat snatch strap.

    Recovery Rope Features:

    • Minimum 30% stretch via a double braided nylon rope
    • Rope eye protection coatings as standard to increase durability
    • Good resistance to UV, abrasion and chemicals
    • Includes wet dry carry bag (excludes 40m model SRR51X40)
    • Each rope clearly labelled with rating not seen on cheap inferior products

    How to select your recovery rope rating:

    As a rule of thumb, select a recovery rope rated to at least 2-3 times your vehicles Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM). Your vehicles GVM is often printed on the sticker inside your vehicles door.

    As an example, common 4x4 vehicles such as a Nissan Patrol, Toyota Landcruiser will have a GVM of ~3,300kg. Many of the popular dual cab utes like the D-Max, Hilux or Ranger are around the 3,000kg rating. The Sherpa 22mm (7/8") recovery rope achieves a rating of 13,300 kg which suits the majority of users including those towing a van or boat. For people running massive trucks or those who just don't want to mess around, there are heavier options rated up to 91,300kg.

    This recovery rope is so strong it can be used to recover mining equipment, farming equipment such as tractors and harvesters and industrial trucks. It is ideal for military applications where strength and reliability is critical.

    Note: Recovery ropes strength and stretch are reduced when the rope is saturated with water.

    SHIPPING DISCLAIMER: Some of the bigger diameter ropes are very large and heavy. Much larger than most people realise. We recommend contacting us for a freight quote before ordering as additional freight may be required. For example, the 2" 40m long rope weighs over 90kg and is delivered on a pallet. We can arrange a drop tail delivery if you don't have a fork lift on site.

  • Diameter Length Minimum Breaking Strain (MBS)
    22mm (7/8") 9m (30ft) 13,300 kg (29,260 lb)
    32mm (1-1/4") 9m (30ft) 23,900 kg (52,580 lb)
    38mm (1-1/2")  9m (30ft) 33,600 kg (73,920 lb)
    50mm (2") 12m (40ft) 59,800 kg (131,560 lb)
    50mm (2") 40m (133ft) 59,800 kg (131,560 lb)
    64mm (2-1/2") 12m (40ft) 91,300 kg (200,860 lb)
  • Winch Owner's Manual 

    Grunter Boat Winch Owner's Manual

    ATV Winch Owner's Manual

    Winch Dimensions:

    'Mustang' 9,500Lb with 28m spool

    'Brumby' 10,000Lb high speed winch

    'Colt' 12,000Lb

    'Steed' 17,000Lb with 28m spool

    'Steed' 17,000Lb with 45m spool

    'Mule' 17,000Lb dual motor winch with 45m spool

    'Stallion'  25,000Lb winch with 30m spool

    Tow Truck Winch 20,000Lb

    'Grunter' boat trailer winches (Standard & HP Models)

    'Grunter' Boat Trailer Winch Mounting Bracket

    ATV Winch 4,500Lb

    ATV Winch 4,500Lb Mounting Plate

    Winch Control Box

    Wiring Diagrams:

    Dual Motor Winch Wiring Diagram

    Winch Solenoid Wiring Diagram

    Winch Weights:

    Winch Type Other 92ft (28m) Cable 92ft (28m) Rope 100ft (30m) Rope 100ft (30m) Cable 148ft (45m) Cable 148ft (45m) Rope
    ATV Winch 4,500Lb 15lb (7 kg) X X X X X X
    9,500Lb X 57lb (26 kg) 42lb (19 kg) X X X X
    10,000Lb (High Speed) X X 50lb (23 kg) X X X X
    12,000Lb X 66lb (30 kg) 50lb (23 kg) X X X X
    17,000Lb Single Motor X 60lb (30 kg) 50lb (23 kg) X X 88lb (40 kg) 57lb (26 kg)
    17,000Lb Dual Motor X X X X X 101lb (46 kg) 71lb (32 kg)
    Tow Truck Winch 20,000Lb X 100lb (45 kg) 66lb (30 kg) X X X X
    25,000Lb X X X 68lb (31 kg) 104lb (47 kg) X X

    Cable Data:

     Winch Type Cable Type Length Cable Size
    Grunter Boat Trailer Winches (All models)

    Positive (Power)

    7m (~23ft) 50mm²

    Negative (Earth)

    3m (~10ft) 32mm² 

    Control Box Cables

    Various <1m (< ~3ft) From winch to control box only.  25mm² 
    Grunter Cable Upgrade (Postive cable only)

    Positive (Power)

    10m (~32ft) 50mm² 

    4x4 Winches (All models)

    Mustang, Colt, Steed, Mule, Brumby, Stallion, Tow Truck winch models.

    Positive (Power)

    1.8m (~6ft) 25mm² 


    Negative (Earth)

    1.8m (~6ft) 25mm² 

    Control Box Cables

    Various <1m (< ~3ft) From winch to control box only.  25mm²
    4x4 Winch Cable Upgrade

    Positive (Power)

    3m (~10ft) 25mm²

    Negative (Earth)

    3m (~10ft) 25mm² 
    Big Air - Air Compressors (All models)

    Positive (Power)

    3m (~10ft) 16mm²

    Negative (Earth)

    3m (~10ft) 16mm²

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Peter Rye

Kinetic Recovery Rope

Brad Lewis
Kinetic recovery rope

38mm kinetic rope is brilliant and well presented and protected in the bag supplied by Sherpa and delivered in a timely manner. Now looking at a 50mm kinetic rope for our trucks and earthmoving needs.

Kevin Holt
Kinetic Recovery Rope

Easy to deal with and quick delivery time. Looks a like a quality product.

Damian Drury
Recovery ropes

These ropes are awesome. Recovered our Massey Ferguson tractor several times. Far superior to chains and a lot safer.

Kinetic snatch rope

Excellent value for money. Got me out of a pickle on several occassions. No sign of wear and tear on the rope like the cheap versions.