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Old 05-16-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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340 ftlb torque for WDH bolts holy cow

i have a husky tc WDH and im in the process of setting it up and it calls for the bolts that mount the ball head to the shank to be torque to 340 ftlb, I only have a tc wrench that is 150 lb and I called every auto shop and camper dealer in my area to see if they can torque it for me and nobody has one that high, so what am I to do...Ö?
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:47 PM   #2
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Find a heavy duty shop.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:49 PM   #3
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Someone recently posted a genius hack. Jack your trailer up and use it to provide the necessary torque as measured by a Sherline scale.
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I just put a piece of pipe on my 3/4" breaker bar and measured out where my 190# weight would provide the correct torque. Of course the bar has to be parallel to the ground to be the most accurate.


For 340 ft lbs and my weight, that would be 21.5".
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:14 PM   #5
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My Equal-i-zer needs about 250 ft-lbs. A 180 lb guy (me) on the end of an 18" (1-1/2 ft) wrench is 1-1/2 ft x 180 lbs = 240 ft-lbs. Close enough.

If you're 226 lbs and have an 18" wrench, you've got 340 ft-lbs.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:22 PM   #6
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I just used a 30 inch long 3/4 inch drive breaker bar. Turn the hitch 90 deg in the receiver and stood on the bar end.
220 lbs out 20 inches = 350 feet pounds of torque.
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I ran into the same problem with my Equalizer that wasn't set up by the dealer correctly.
I wanted to adjust the hitch correctly but the dealer told me they wouldn't break the bolts loose for "liability reasons".
I had to go to a machine shop and ask them to break the bolts loose with their 1" impact wrench.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:34 PM   #8
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You can rent the proper Torque wrench at most equipment rental places.
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Just put it on there goodntight!
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:01 PM   #10
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Just put it on there goodntight!
That's what I do, there is "good and tight" and then there is "product liability attorney" tight.
I do the former.
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