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sinkjk

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- Need help with determining thickness of steel bars.

I got a lift which goes into the trailer hitch in the back of my car for my wife's scooter. Only problem it was made for a wheelchair. I found the extension arms so I only need to come up with the 4 cross bars. When I lift the unit, the tires of the scooter and the weight will sit on two crossbars in the front and the two crossbars in the back.

So the question: How thick would I need to have my four 1 1/2 inch steel flat bars which will be 28" long for them to carry the weight of the scooter which is 160 lbs?

So the question: How thick would I need to have my four 1 1/2 inch steel flat bars which will be 28" long for them to carry the weight of the scooter which is 160 lbs?

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