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What's The Difference Between Pull Tape and Pull Rope?

April 02, 2024
Durable pull tapes from AMAC Equipment Limited in Richmond Hill, ON

Cable installation is a tedious task requiring access to top-notch tools and equipment. While much attention is given to sophisticated machinery and equipment, simple yet effective items like pull tape need to get the credit they deserve. Also known as mule tape, it is often commonly confused with pull rope. Contractors in the utility supply industry should be wary of the differences between the both. AMAC Equipment Limited is a leading supplier of utility supply tools and equipment, including mule tape. In this blog, we shed light on the key differences between pull rope and tape. Read this blog until the end to make an informed decision.

Understanding The Differences Between Pull Tape and Pull Rope

The significant difference between a mule tape and a rope is the thickness. While the former is flat and smooth the latter tends to be rounder and thicker. The high tensile strength of pull tape makes it ideal to pull heavy loads. What's more? The flatter surface makes it easy to be pulled through even tight conduits.


Another key difference between pull tapes and rope is that the former often has printed measurements on it. This makes it easier for the contractors to keep note of the measurements during cable installations.


What's more? Contractors in the utility supply industry prefer pull tapes over ropes because of their abrasive-resistant properties. A mule tape prevents friction when pulled through PVC conduits or ducts. The polypropylene pull ropes are abrasive, leading to damaged conduits and cables. Mule tapes are pre-lubricated, making them ideal for cable pulling. 


AMAC Equipment Limited in Richmond Hill is a leading supplier of pull tapes and other cable installation tools. We supply aerial equipment and pole line hardware to clients across Canada. We are also the official supplier of Condux products. Call us today at 905 884 1423 to learn about all we can do for you.