Wow, OLD thread back to life!
@arcologist -- Source for this test data? Sounds like it might be Stoaway haha. Seriously though... my Western Mule bumper crane and its boom is rock solid after 4 years of regular abuse. Used daily and have lifted darn near the 2000 lb capacity with no flex in the boom or winch stalling. I trust it 100% and it hasn't given me any reason to think otherwise. Just makes me question the validity of your statement, thats all.

Quote Originally Posted by arcologist View Post
Western mule was just loaded tested side by side and the western mule broke! the boom failed the stowaway went to 1800lbs before it stop lifting Winch Stalled out but the stowaway out preformed the mule