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English translation: head load capacity

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French term or phrase:charge portée
English translation:head load capacity
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22:42 Nov 28, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / masts
French term or phrase: charge portée
Looking for the best way to translate this term in the context below (2nd bullet point), taken from an annual report of a company that manufactures military tactical masts and antennas. I think it is simply referring to the range of the masts... but am confused by the 'charge'...which could also suggest load capacity...as some of these devices can support loads of up to 100kg.

Any suggestions would be helpful this appears rather ambiguous to me.


X demande communication d’un projet de protocole de développement d’un mât télescopique basé sur une analyse des avantages et inconvénients du « sleeve mast » vs « telescopic mast »
Y demande une réflexion sur des solutions d’optimisation de performance, telles que :
o meilleure rigidité
o ***charge portée*** plus importante
o sécurité accrue
o encombrement (longueur des éléments) réduit
etc…
French2English
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Local time: 01:46
head load capacity
Explanation:
Or variants thereon.

I think they are indeed referring to the load the mast can support, particularly the load it can carry at the top.

Raise and lowering winch mast with tripple pulleys, designed with a head load capacity of 1000kg. Gallery Index Sports Lighting Index ...
www.abacuscontracting.com/projgallafloodlighting.asp?bit1=3
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xxxBourth
Local time: 02:46
Grading comment
Sounds good to me, and I am sure you are right - makes perfect sense in the context. Thanks
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head load capacity


Explanation:
Or variants thereon.

I think they are indeed referring to the load the mast can support, particularly the load it can carry at the top.

Raise and lowering winch mast with tripple pulleys, designed with a head load capacity of 1000kg. Gallery Index Sports Lighting Index ...
www.abacuscontracting.com/projgallafloodlighting.asp?bit1=3

xxxBourth
Local time: 02:46
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Sounds good to me, and I am sure you are right - makes perfect sense in the context. Thanks

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agree  David Goward
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