Pilot Line

Custom and Specialty Ropes


Pilot Line

Pilot Line is a 12-strand 100% polyester single braid with Maxijacket coating to improve abrasion resistance. It is used as a pilot line for stringing applications.

It is available in standard colors of black, blue, green and red. Other colors are available upon request.

Pilot Line Specifications and Data

Nominal Diameter (Inches) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
5/16 3,600 3,240 720 2.3

* Knots and abrupt bends significantly reduce the strength of all ropes and lower the maximum working load.
** Working load is based on static or moderately dynamic lifting/pulling operations. Instantaneous changes in load, up or down, in excess of 10% of the rope’s rated working load constitute hazardous shock load and would void the normal working-load recommendation. Consult Yale Cordage for guidelines for working loads and the safe use of rope.


Green working 406 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 8,738 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 1.38

Dielectric Strength: The maximum allowable leakage for clean, dry PE-12 and Pilot Line is 100 micro-amperes when tested at 100kV per Yale Method 712-1701 Rev 1 "Routine Production Test." Absorbed and entrained moisture or impurities will increase rope's conductivity dramatically.

Maximum Working Load
Minimum Break Strength
Average Break Strength

Pilot Line Splicing Instructions

Approved Splice Technique: #10015101 (Single Braid Eye Splice).