Thread: Tail gate load
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:18 PM
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The cables look like about 1/4" although I didn't mic them.
I looked up the strength for regular wire rope of that size. It is good for 3 tons.
If it is aircraft cable, even more.
I don't think we have to worry about the cables themseves. The end fittings are probably the weak points.
I can't imagine what someone would be thinking of putting on his tailgate that would cause a problem.
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