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  • Minimal stretch characteristics
  • Proprietary 8-strand construction
  • Compacted strand core reduces internal abrasion and strand-to-strand nicking
  • Specifically manufactured to each shovel requirement
  • End attachments and pulling loops are manufactured to required dimensions for overall fit and ease of installation



Union’s mining ropes have set a new standard in performance and life.  The TUF-MAX® C/R is an integral part of this line of ropes specifically designed for the mines.  Union’s TUF-MAX C/R is specifically designed for use in a crowd and retract application where rope stretch is of concern.  By minimizing stretch, proper rope tension is maintained enabling better digging performance.   

Our tests have shown this rope provides shovels with top crowd and retract performance due to its stretch and fatigue resistance.

TUF-MAX C/R Strength and Weights Chart (inches)

Approx Weight
Minimum Breaking Force
2 1/211.7302

Union, a WireCo WorldGroup brand, produces wire rope and special rope assemblies for a variety of applications – each with their own exacting specifications. We employ the most experienced, talented, licensed engineers in the industry to design solutions for your application. Nine manufacturing operations and seven distribution centers in North America, plus manufacturing facilities in Germany, Poland and Portugal, give our customers unparalleled support and global reach. Find out for yourself why Union wire ropes have proven themselves time and time again in the field. Union: Tested, Tough & True.