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Impact for truck lugs

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ed2hess, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,407

    I have a battery powered impact for blades and small stuff. I needed an air operated for larger truck lugs. Will this be big enough?


  2. Johnny123

    Johnny123 LawnSite Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 13

    I have the Milwaukee gun for my 2500. Takes the lugs right off.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,603

    My Milwaukee M18 Hi Torque will remove lug nuts on my 550/5500s.

    Haven't tried it on anything larger as we usually let the tire guys remove them. Or mechanics if they're working on brakes.
  4. Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,207

    That should work fine. 1/2 inch drive?
  5. OP

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,407

    No problem taking the bolts off..saved stress on my body.

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  6. OP

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,407

    Well got everything back together. This impact was barely enough but if I went bigger would need bigger compressor.

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  7. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,461

    Pretty much any full size 1/2" impact wrench is going to have the same amount of air consumption. Don't expect any big differences there. Since impacts only take intermittent use, any compressor can run them, though you may be limited when using a pancake.

    As for power, there's a pretty wide range of torque claims across the market. Yours, at 750 ft-lbs puts it in the middle of the field, well ahead of most older designs. I currently use an IR 2235 QTiMAX, which claims 1300 ft-lbs. Is it nearly twice as powerful as yours? I highly doubt it. But it is very quiet.

    To get the most out of your impact, you need good airflow with minimal restrictions. For example, don't expect full power out of a coil hose, or if you have a QD at the compressor end of your hose.
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  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,540

    yup hose size and compressor makes alot of difference in how your impact works
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  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,603

    And size of fittings. Also reserve capacity when breaking them loose.
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  10. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,498

    Also to get everything the gun has use actual heavy wall impact Sockets opposed to the chrome standard sockets. The heavy wall sockets transfer more energy while impacting.

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