Steel Netting Guide

Steel Netting Guide

How much will your net hold?

You can calculate the amount of weight your Steel Net will hold by multiplying the number of cables used and the safe working load of that cable's diameter.

Please see below examples for 8ft x 8ft nets


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1/8 Inch | 340 lbs Per Cable

4-inch mesh size diagram

4 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 40
Total Safe Working Load: 13,600lbs
40 cables x 340lbs = 13,600lbs
4-inch mesh size diagram

8 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 26
Total Safe Working Load: 8,840lbs
26 cables x 340lbs = 8,840lbs
4-inch mesh size diagram

12 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 20
Total Safe Working Load: 6,800lbs
20 cables x 340lbs = 6,800lbs

3/16 Inch | 840lbs Per Cable

4-inch mesh size diagram

4 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 40
Total Safe Working Load: 33,600lbs
40 cables x 840lbs = 33,600lbs
8-inch mesh size diagram

8 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 26
Total Safe Working Load: 21,840lbs
26 cables x 840lbs = 21,840lbs
12-inch mesh size diagram

12 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 20
Total Safe Working Load: 16,800lbs
20 cables x 840lbs = 16,800lbs

1/4 Inch | 1,400lbs Per Cable

4-inch mesh size diagram

4 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 40
Total Safe Working Load: 56,000lbs
40 cables x 1,400lbs = 56,000lbs
4-inch mesh size diagram

8 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 26
Total Safe Working Load: 36,400lbs
26 cables x 1,400lbs = 36,400lbs
4-inch mesh size diagram

12 Inch Mesh Size

Total Cables: 20
Total Safe Working Load: 28,000lbs
20 cables x 1,400lbs = 28,000lbs