Certainly, one of the major characteristics for cables is durability. The rupture of a cable under the influence of loading is capable to do serious harm, both to equipment, and health of the person. Therefore very important correctly and correctly to estimate operational loadings and to respectively choose a towing cable of suitable diameter.
Traditionally, cables were made of natural vegetable fibers, cotton, hemp. Metal cables from stainless steel - heavy, inconvenient and dangerous. As towing they were never used. Now the whole world passed to synthetic towing cables as they it is more convenient, more reliable and easier in operation. For production of such cables in the majority use synthetic material polyamide (kapron or nylon).