1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known dataSee figure, "CraneProblem".

2. Relevant equations:

Sum Fx = 0,

Sum Fy = 0.

3. The attempt at a solution

See figure, "CraneAttempt". I said for the maximum weight to be held the ropes must be at maximum tension then used Fy: to compute m1 and m2. My solution causes problems in the equilibrium of the X-Components of the tensions. Any ideas?