Mount for rope reel
Mount for rope roll
Plastic ropes have the advantage that they are light in weight, more flexible to use and safer to handle. For all my light to medium forest work I prefer to use plastic ropes instead of steel ropes.
In addition and to my surprise, plastic ropes have usually a higher breaking load than steel cords of the same diameter.
However, plastic ropes do have an important disadvantage when comparing with steel cable. Plastic ropes are much more vulnerable to mechanical impacts. Sharp metal edges or pointed objects can negatively affect the strength of the rope. It is therefore recommendable to use plastic ropes with care and to storage them accurately.
The best form to storage plastic rope is to bring it on a role. This is does not only protect the rope best but is also the most space-saving form of rope storage.
However, I have experienced that it can be quiet time consuming and challenging to bring the rope onto the role. To make the process easier, I made myself a roll mount which can be fixed on a tree and which allows me to roll in the rope with one hand turning the roll and with the other hand controlling the rope.
A small tool making forest live a bit easier.