Apparently I didn't make my question very clear. I have a 1 7/8" socket for the nut, a breaker bar and a cheater bar. I have a union exactly 4' from the axis of the socket on the breaker bar, so I can calculate how much pressure to exert on that union nut to torque the ball nut to 450 lbs. 450 lbs. divided by 4 give me 112.5 lbs. that I need to exert at the 4' mark. By standing on a bathroom scale (thanks Palomino G210
), I take 109 lbs off of the scale weight (the bar end weighs 3 lbs., and that should give me the proper torque.
But when turning the nut, the confounded ball keeps turning. I guess I am just going to have to bugger up that nice chrome with a pipe wrench or something.....unless I can get some better ideas here.
Some of the hitch balls that I have seen have a hexagon base....that should be standard on all of those puppies.
Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2006 Ford F150 Super Cab 4x4
2008 Surveyor 263