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Old 11-11-2011, 06:36 PM   #15
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So with my luck I can loosen the lugnuts and my great big tires will fall on me. Does anyone know where you can get a tire cradle dolly that you put under the tire so you can roll it on or off? So with a 78:1 ratio tells me that all I need is 6.5 ft lbs of torque to retighten the lug nuts to 500 ft lbs. Hmmm do we think that is correct?
Ju7st Google "tire dolly" and you will find some. I bought one a long time ago. It comes in handy moving my tires around.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:41 PM   #16
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HERE is the real industrial strength torque multiplier that's been used for many decades on large industrial engines, etc.

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Thanks. I ran across that site yesterday, but never found any pricing. I can tell from the diagrams that they aren't cheap.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:45 PM   #17
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The cheap torque multiplier may get the lug nut off but it will not tighten the nut to the correct torque. I have a professional multiplier that is certified at 6:1 so that when I set my torque wrench to 80 ft.pounds the output is guaranteed to be 480 ft.pounds. These cost $1000 new but are frequently available used for a few hundred.
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Thanks. I ran across that site yesterday, but never found any pricing. I can tell from the diagrams that they aren't cheap.
HERE is one source.

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If you have a DP which I do just bring an impact wrench along. The shovel idea sounds very good, I'll remember that one!
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I'm not going to spend several hundred $$ on a tool that I hope I don't have to use very often. I do think I'll take a chance on the tool I originally posted, or the one mgscott4 posted.
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I'm not going to spend several hundred $$ on a tool that I hope I don't have to use very often.
I didn't think you would. I posted it as a basis for comparison so you'd be aware of what a real, "big boy" torque multiplier costs.

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I didn't think you would. I posted it as a basis for comparison so you'd be aware of what a real, "big boy" torque multiplier costs.

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Thanks Rusty. If I wanted to go with a really big torque multiplier, I would try to find a propeller torque wrench for a DC-6 or similar aircraft.

When I was in the bus business, we used big air impacts to remove/install wheels. I just can't see buying and carrying something like that, although that would be the easiest to use. I don't know whether the coach air system would provide enough volume to operate one of those. Anyone else know?
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:15 PM   #23
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rusty - thanks for the pro model multiplier posts... You are exactly right, the cheap stuff runs undersized planetary gear sets and they easily break off the cogs rendering the tool worthless and you still stuck! I know, I did it without even trying on a Northern Tool $180 model. I won't buy another but I learned you pays your money to get quality tools of all types.

gfs - doing a search a cheapo Harbor Freight 3/4in impact takes 7cfm @90psi. I really don't think (opinion here) the chassis air will power that for more than a single lug nut without waiting to refill.

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to answer your question, without amplifying with OPINIONS, yes, I have the one you pictured, works as advertized on my 500 Ftlb requirements on RV.

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I use a blow hard wrench.. This has 3 main parts (not counting the socket)

Air compressor (120 PSI needed)
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Impact Wrench.

Works great.. All I need to apply is trigger pressure.

Oh, and the compressor.. well the same 120 PSI is the minimum size compressor I need to inflate the tires on this house.
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I use a 4 to 1 that I have used for years.I use a 30" 1/2" ratchet,The biggest problem with this is keeping the end of the wrench straight.For this I carry an old style bumper jack,that allows me to adjust to any height.I use A 1/2" electric impact to spin the nuts off. I have not had any luck with motor clubs in the past,do not use them now.
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I've got the harbor freight 3/4'' drive imapct and it works quite well.
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