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Weight Rating of Roadmaster 68 Safety Cables

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To elaborate further on your response to the cable rating - since cables are sold as a set of 2 cables with a rating for 6000 lbs, does this also mean that each cable is rated for 6000 lb? In this case 2 cables could support a load of 2 x 6000 = 12,000 lb. But the rating is actually for 1 cable, in the event a cable detached or failed for any reason and this single cable would still be capable of supporting its rated load of 6000lb.

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I'm not 100 percent certain if you are asking what the rating is or stating what the rating is for a cable, but the bottom line is that the Roadmaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 are rated for 6,000 lbs each, but that does not mean two of them give you a 12,000 lb capacity because if one were to break the capacity is 6,000 lbs and that is what the rating is for.

I have added a link to a video review of these cables for you as well as a link to our entire selection of safety cables and chains.

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