What sets XLT4 apart is its unique design. Our PowerSteel Technology double packs more high-tensile steel wire into the rope’s diameter, giving XLT4 one of the highest strength-to-diameter ratios ever achieved — with a minimum breaking force 33% higher than standard 6-strand XIP ropes.
Under load, XLT4 generates near-zero torque, matching or surpassing the stability of Category 1 35x7 class rotation-resistant ropes. Yet, thanks to its unique design, XLT4 is not classified as a “rotation-resistant” rope. You can use it with or without a swivel as a mobile crane hoist rope at design factors as low as 3.5 to 1.
And for value, nothing performs like XLT4. Not only does it cost less than a 35x7 classification rope, its compact construction keeps more steel in contact with sheaves and drums for unmatched resistance to crushing and wear — for lower maintenance, less downtime and longer service life.
XLT4 is recommended as main hoist rope for crawler cranes and tower cranes.