Tommy, I am sure this is all clear i your mind, but we, well, I, cannot even get close to understanding the problem.
We, again, well I, will need a sketch of the system and the points and direction(s) at which the load(s) are being applied.
Engineering is not like cooking an egg. There are no set single answers, there are many, sometimes dozens of things that come under consideration.
Unlike some lucky souls, I was away from school the day they taught mind-reading.