Turnbuckles Size Recommendations – Standard Hoisting (Bright Finish)

Turnbuckles Size Recommendations – Standard Hoisting (Bright Finish)

Standard Hoisting (Bright Finish)

Turnbuckle Size (inches) Turnbuckle Size (inches) Turnbuckle Size (inches) Turnbuckle Size (inches)
Wire Rope Size (inches) Improved Plow Steel I.W.R.C. (M.B.S.) Hooks Jaws or Eyes X-TRA Imp.
Plow Steel
I.W.R.C.
Hooks Jaws or Eyes
1/4 5,800 1/2 3/8 6,800 1/2 1/2
5/16 9,160 5/8 1/2 10,540 5/8 1/2
3/8 13,120 3/4 5/8 15,100 3/4 5/8
7/16 17,780 7/8 3/4 20,400 1 3/4
1/2 23,000 1 3/4 26,600 1-1/2 7/8
9/16 29,000 1-1/2 7/8 33,600 1-1/2 7/8
5/8 35,400 1-1/2 7/8 41,200 1
3/4 51,200 1-1/4 58,800 1-1/4
7/8 69,200 1-1/4 79.600 1-1/2
1 89,800 1-1/2 103,400 1-1/2
1-1/8 113,000 1-3/4 130,000 1-3/4
1-1/4 138,800 1-3/4 159,800 2
1-3/8 167,000 2 192,000 2-1/2
1-1/2 197,800 2-1/2 228,000 2-1/2
1-5/8 23,000 2-1/2 264,000 2-1/2
1-3/4 266,000 2-1/2 306,000 2-3/4
1-7/8 304,000 2-3/4 348,000 2-3/4
2 344,000 2-3/4 396,000

MBS = Manufacturers Rated Minimum Breaking Strength

GALVANIZED WIRE ROPE

Turnbuckle Size (inches) Turnbuckle Size (inches) Turnbuckle Size (inches) Turnbuckle Size (inches)
Wire Rope Size (inches) 6 x 7 Improved Plow Steel I.W.R.C. (M.B.S.) Hooks Jaws or Eyes 6 x 19
6 x 37 Improved Plow Steel I.W.R.C. (M.B.S.)
Hooks Jaws or Eyes
3/16 2,900 5/16 5/16 3,000 5/16 5/16
1/4 5,100 3/8 3/8 5,300 3/8 3/8
5/16 7,920 1/2 1/2 8,240 5/8 1/2
3/8 11,200 5/8 5/8 11,800 3/4 5/8
7/16 15,200 3/4 5/8 16,000 7/8 5/8
1/2 19,800 7/8 3/4 20,600 1 3/4
9/16 25,000 1 3/4 26,000 1-1/2 3/4
5/8 30,600 1-1/2 7/8 32,200 1-1/2 7/8
3/4 43,800 1 46,000 1
7/8 59,400 1-1/4 62,200 1-1/4
1 76,800 1-1/2 80,800 1-1/2
1-1/8 96,200 1-1/2 101,800 1-1/2
1-1/4 118,000 1-3/4 125,000 1-3/4
1-3/8 150,200 2
1-1/2 178,000 2
1-5/8 207,000 2-1/2
1-3/4 239,800 2-1/2
1-7/8 272,800 2-1/2
2 309,600 2-3/4
2-1/8 346,400 2-3/4

MBS = Manufacturers Rated Minimum Breaking Strength

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