How much weight can a turnbuckle hold?

How much weight can a turnbuckle hold?

The turnbuckle has a working load rating of 1200 lbs.

How much weight will a 5/16 turnbuckle hold?


Thread Diameter (A) & Take up (B) Working load limit* (lbs.) Weight per 100 (lbs.)
5/16″ x 4 1/2″ 800 45
3/8 x 6″ 1200 84
1/2 x 6″ 220 156
1/2 x 9″ 2200 198

How do you size a turnbuckle?

How are turnbuckles measured? A turnbuckle body is designated by the diameter of the rod threading into it and the length of the take-up inside the turnbuckle rather than the overall length. For example, a 1” x 6” turnbuckle body has an overall length of 8⅞”, but has an opening or “window” measuring 6”.

What is the safety factor for turnbuckles?

5 to 1
Turnbuckles are manufactured to meet the performance ASTM F1145-92 formerly U.S. Fed. Spec. FF-T-791 and have a safety factor of 5 to 1. The turnbuckles are drop forged.

Do turnbuckles have opposite threads?

A turnbuckle, also known as a bottlescrew, is a device consisting of two threaded eye bolts with opposite handed threads that are screwed into each end of a frame. The tapped holes at each end of the frame must also have opposite handed threads to accept the bolts.

What size turnbuckle should I use?

Galvanized Wire Rope

Turnbuckle Size (inches)
Wire Rope Size (inches) 6 x 7 Improved Plow Steel I.W.R.C. (M.B.S.) Jaws or Eyes
3/16 2,900 5/16
1/4 5,100 3/8
5/16 7,920 1/2

What size is M6 turnbuckle?

Each turnbuckle is stamped both 6 the metric size and 316 the grade. This is an M6 metric turnbuckle. The imperial equivalent is generally considered to be 1/4″.

What size is M4 turnbuckle?

Stainless Steel 316 M4 (5/32″) 4mm Turnbuckle Eye & Eye Marine.


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