I need to replace the OEM spreaders on my Ericson
Some manufacturers sell replacement spreaders that are supported by bars, which pass through the mast
. This appears to be the newer technology.
Other manufacturers sell replacement spreaders that are supported by welded brackets, which are, in turn, supported by one or more compression
sleeves within the mast
Which system (spreader bar or spreader bracket/compression sleeve) is better in terms of strength and durability?