I spent way too much time going over formulas at the beginning of this chapter. Tomorrow I will blog about them some. But it got late while I went down the rabbit hole of 1/4″ to 1/2″ IWRC cables…… and efficiency of splices.
We tend to use 3/8″ cable to hang 1-ton motors. Really we should be using 1/2″ when you work in all the factors. I ran the numbers on some hitches I have seen and really 3/8″ does not fit into the 5:1 ratio.