Single Braid



Optimus is a single-braid 12-strand rope manufactured from a solution-dyed polyester and coated with our riggers-grade, abrasion-resistant coating to maximize protection. The vibrant polyester colorfast fibers are resistant to fading and provide lifelong visibility.

Optimus provides optimal UV and weather resistance while maintaining its lightweight and flexible characteristics. The Optimus is color coded by diameter for easy identification in the field. Manufactured with a braid angle specifically designed for slings and splicing.

Optimus Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Color (Text) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
3/8 Neon Yellow 6,000 5,400 1,200 4.0
1/2 Neon Green 13,500 12,150 2,700 9.2
5/8 Orange 19,000 17,100 3,800 11.7
3/4 Blue 25,000 22,500 5,000 16.0
7/8 Green 36,000 32,400 7,200 25.0

* 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 351 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 9,915 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 1.38

Dielectric Strength: The maximum allowable leakage for clean, dry Optimus 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
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Optimus Splicing Instructions

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