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Assembly/Installation Question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Bad Luck, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    For you guys that install yourself, or install for a living. Do you normally tighten everything down to proper torque specs with a torque wrench, or just use an air ratchet??

    Also, those who have installed Fisher's before, any tips, tricks, advice other than follow the directions?

    Thanks guys,
    Bad Luck
     
  2. Plowguy99

    Plowguy99 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    We just zip 'em with the air impact.
     
  3. Torque specifications are there for a reason. Certain grades can only be torqued to certain pounds. If a bolt is tightened beyond the specifications, it has a better chance of shearing off, even these grade 8 ones. I would recommend that you spend the 80 bucks to get a torque wrench if you don't have one. it could save you alot of headaches in the long run. :nono:
     
  4. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    The few times i have helped with installations, we used a torque wrench and tightened everything to the proper specs.
     
  5. irocz600hp

    irocz600hp Member
    Messages: 54

    use locktite
     
  6. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Blue or Red?
     
  7. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    Use a torque wrench........
     
  8. irocz600hp

    irocz600hp Member
    Messages: 54

    Use Both A Torque And Loctite
     
  9. I just torque them down to the proper specs and of course check them regularly. The nuts I use have a nylon insert which makes loc-tite unecessary.

    Curious, what do the different brands require to torque the mounts to the truck frame? Do any brands differ or are they pretty much the same?