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 - 14.5mm

8mm
9.5 - 14.5mm
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Maxim KM III White Static Ropes

White

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Black

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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, 13mm),
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 Cover Testresult
mm inch g/m lbs/100 % % daN lbf daN lbf %
8 5/16 59 4 5 3 2275 5120 1895 4260 52 CE Test Result per EN 1891
9.5 3/8 65 4.4 5 1.8 2790 6275 1895 4260 47 CE Test Result per EN 1891
10   65 4.4 5 1.7 2790 6275     52 CE Test Result per EN 1891
10.5   84 5.65 5 1.6 3335 750     48 CE Test Result per EN 1891
11 7/16 91 6.12 5 1.8 3765 8465 3085 6935 45 CE Test Result per EN 1891
13 1/2 117 7.9 5 1.8 5015 11275 3680 8265 47 CE Test Result per EN 1891
14.5 5/8 152 10.2 not EN 1891A not EN 1891A 5815 13075 3925 8830 47 CE Test Result per EN 1891

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 2021

User instruction Kernmantle ropes

Challenge Course Catalog 2021

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