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Sisal Rope - Strength

Sisal rope 3-strand, minimum breaking strength and safe load

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Sisal rope is made from the fibers of the sisal hemp plant - "agave sisalana".

sisal rope strength

Minimum breaking strength and safe load of sisal rope are indicated below.

Rope DiameterMinimum Breaking StrengthSafe Load
(Safety Factor 12)
Weight
(in)(mm)(lbf)(kN)(lbf)(kN)(lbm/ft)(kg/m)
3/16 5 290 1,29 24,2 0,11 0,01 0,02
1/4 6 385 1,71 32,1 0,14 0,02 0,03
5/16 8 640 2,85 53,3 0,24 0,03 0,04
3/8 10 865 3,85 72,1 0,32 0,04 0,06
7/16 11 1120 4,98 93,3 0,42 0,05 0,07
1/2 12 1700 7,56 142 0,63 0,07 0,10
9/16 14 2210 9,83 184 0,82 0,10 0,14
5/8 16 2815 12,5 235 1,04 0,13 0,19
3/4 18 3455 15,4 288 1,28 0,16 0,24
7/8 22 4930 21,9 411 1,83 0,21 0,32
1 24 5760 25,6 480 2,14 0,27 0,40
1 1/16 26 6720 29,9 560 2,49 0,30 0,44
1 1/8 28 7680 34,2 640 2,85 0,34 0,51
1 1/4 30 7640 38,4 720 3,20 0,40 0,59
1 3/8 32 9600 42,7 800 3,56 0,46 0,68
1 1/2 36 11840 52,7 987 4,39 0,47 0,85
1 5/8 40 14440 64,2 1200 5,34 0,57 1,06
1 3/4 44 19960 75,4 1410 6,27 0,71 1,26
2 48 19840 88,3 1650 7,34 0,85 1,52
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