KM III

Maxim KM III Static Ropes

Static ropes

KM III is an exceptional static rope for rappelling, caving, rescue, top roping, fixed rope applications, hauling, lifting and life safety applications. The unique polyester cover limits rotation, bouncing and stretch.  

8mm

9.5 - 16.0mm

8mm
9.5 - 16.0mm
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Maxim KM III White Static Ropes

White

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Orange

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Red

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Safety Green

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Blue

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Black

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OD Green

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White/Blue

Tech Specs

Features

32-strand sheath for optimum sheath/core ratio

Polyester over nylon with a balanced torque-free construction

Excellent handling and knot holding characteristics

High abrasion resistance

Excellent UV protection

Specifications

Standards: EN 1891B (Ø 8, 9.5mm), EN 1891A (Ø 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12mm),
NFPA 1983:2017 (Ø 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 5/8, 10, 10.5mm)

Core: nylon (polyamide)

Cover: polyester

Braid: 32

Pattern: regular

CE Test Results per EN 1891

Ø Weight Shrinkage Elongation Min. Breaking Strength: Free length Min. Breaking Strength: Sewn Min. Breaking Strength: With fig. 8 knot Cover Testresult
mm inch g/m lbs/100 % % daN lbf daN lbf daN lbf %
8 5/16 59.5 4 5 2 2135 4800 1200 2698 1200 2698 51 CE Test Result per EN 1891
9.5 3/8 65.5 4.4 5 3.2 2700 6070 1200 2698 1200 2698 48 CE Test Result per EN 1892
10   72 4.84 5 1.7 2700 6070 1500 3372 1500 3372 48 CE Test Result per EN 1893
10.5   85 5.71 5 1.6 3000 6750 1500 3372 1500 3372 48 CE Test Result per EN 1894
11 7/16 86.3 5.8 5 1 3514 7900 1500 3372 1500 3372 46 CE Test Result per EN 1895
12 1/2 117.5 7.9 5 2.1 4604 10350 1500 3372 1500 3372 47 CE Test Result per EN 1896
16 5/8 151.8 10.2 Not EN 1891 Not EN 1891 5100 11465 1500 3372 1500 3372 46 CE Test Result per EN 1897

NFPA Test Results

Ø Elongation number of Falls Testresult
mm inch at 1.35 kN (%) at 2.7 kN (%) at 4.4 kN (%) average
8 5/16 4.3 7.6 11.3 Escape rope NFPA Test Results
9.5 3/8 3.5 6.2 9.2 Technical use NFPA Test Results
10   1.8 4.2 6.7 Technical use NFPA Test Results
10.5   3.9 7 9.7 Technical use NFPA Test Results
11 7/16 2.4 4.2 6.3 Technical use NFPA Test Results
12 1/2 2.8 4.5 7 General use NFPA Test Results
16 5/8 2.5 3.4 5.2 General use NFPA Test Results

KM III is an highly static rope that is perfectly suited for rappelling, caving, rescue or top roping. Also fixed rope applications, hauling and lifting systems, and life safety applications can be well covered by KM III – a true jack-of-all-trades. In climbing, KM III is the right choice when it comes to hauling equipment in big walls or rappelling in climbing photography.

The polyester cover of KM III is balanced with a polyamide (Nylon) core to limit rotation, bouncing, and stretch. Our KM III, formerly known as New England Ropes’ KM III is NFPA and CE certified. Thirty-two bobbins produce the right cover for the unique demands required of this static rope and the optimum cover/core ratio. This creates an incredibly smooth cover with higher tensile strengths, and superior handling characteristics.

KMIII is available in 5/16”, 3/8”, 13/23”, 27/64”, 7/16”, 1/2” and 5/8” diameters (8mm, 9.5mm, 10mm, 10.5mm, 11mm, 13mm and 14.5mm) and in standard lengths ranging from 100’ (30m) to over a mile (>1600m).  Custom lengths are available upon requests.

KMIII has been the industry standard for life safety ropes for nearly 50 years.  It is humbling to realize how many lives this rope has help save and how many people have been kept safe as a result of this great rope.  With a pedigree like that, why would you trust your life to anything else?

Features

  • 32-strand cover offers perfect sheath/core ratio
  • Polyester cover with nylon core
  • Balanced, torque-free construction
  • Great hand and superior knot holding characteristics
  • Tight and abrasion resistant cover
  • Excellent protection against UV-light

Made in the USA!  These cords are proudly made by expert crafts men and women in our US facility located in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Downloads

MAXIM Catalog USA 2018/19

User instruction Kernmantle ropes

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