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Old 05-16-2022, 05:45 PM   #23841
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Lucky you. You have a tractor that you can load and take home.
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Old 05-16-2022, 06:46 PM   #23842
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Lucky you. You have a tractor that you can load and take home.
Here's a picture from below the mower deck, showing the "stump jumper" plate. As you can see, I have gone over one-too-many stumps, and the plate has torn through, making it so that the blades cannot freely move about as things are hit (like sticks, clumps of dirt, etc).



Because of that, the mower got off balance. Of course, I kept mowing, and the excessive vibrations caused the top portion to shear off.



Just the parts are going to set me back about $350. That bottom plate has a torque spec of 450 ft/lbs, and I don't have a torque wrench that big. And who is able to pull 450 lbs? I'm in shape, and I don't think I can do that!



But the tractor is home now, and the truck did it's amazing job again.
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Old 05-16-2022, 07:47 PM   #23843
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Longer bar to get 450ftlbs. I've broken a few breaker bars with some extra pipe and I'm a little guy.
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:03 PM   #23844
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Longer bar to get 450ftlbs. I've broken a few breaker bars with some extra pipe and I'm a little guy.
Cheapest torque wrench I can find to handle that is $200.

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Old 05-16-2022, 08:41 PM   #23845
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Torque multiplier is needed…
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:35 PM   #23846
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What do you mean by that, like a cheater pipe or some sort of tool that I've never used?

It's still got to be able to withstand 450-ft/lbs.
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:15 PM   #23847
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Dropped the wheels and tires to be mounted. Added the truck back onto insurance. Pick it up on Wednesday to get smogged and reregistered.
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What do you mean by that, like a cheater pipe or some sort of tool that I've never used?

It's still got to be able to withstand 450-ft/lbs.

Exactly. A cheater bar. Some nice thick wall square tube. You could calc it all out. Measure how much force you put in a bathroom scale my leaning on it on the wall. Let's say it's 50lbs. Leaning on a 9 foot bar will give you 450ftlbs.



I think the last breaker bar I broke was taking off a brake caliper bolt on my mom's Audi. 120ftlbs + 90 degrees. I did that with a 24" bar. I weigh 135lbs.


A buddy of mine had 9 guys standing on a breaker bar with a 10 foot extension on it to loose a lug on a tractor. They ended up welding a giant ring on the end and using a pickup to break the lug free.





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For that much torque you might want to consider stepping up to 3/4" drive. Breaker bar length doesn't matter too much since it'll have a cheater pipe on it anyways.

You can get a 3/4" set from HF for less than $100. The tools themselves don't have to be anything special, they're just beefier most 1/2" drive ones.

Many years ago I had to remove a very stubborn axle nut on an old POS car I used to own. Even with a 6' pipe over the breaker bar and someone inside standing on the brakes it would still overpower them and make the car roll forward. I ended up putting the transmission in reverse to hold the car still so I could break the nut loose. Then of course it broke the drive square off and I had to ride my bike over to HF to get another one before I could finish the job.
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:31 AM   #23850
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You can get a 3/4" set from HF for less than $100. The tools themselves don't have to be anything special, they're just beefier most 1/2" drive ones.
Yeah, I've got one of those Harbor Freight specials. Someone listed a used set on Facebook. Best $25 I ever spent. It comes in handy.
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