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What Does Using TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension Reduce Hitch Capacity by

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I am installing a torklift super hitch magnum with a 21” super hitch extension. I understand all the published capacities. My question is in regards to the additional axel weight of say a 600 lbs tongue weight extended 21” further from original factory hitch. Basically the super truss is acting as a lever Increasing the weight not by 600lbs, but by some factor of 600 lbs. on the rear axel. The super truss is the lever and the axel is a fulcrum. Does super truss have any calculations to show real force increases on the rear axel?

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That specific of info is not available from Torklift. The best info they have is to state that when you use the # TLE1548 with a SuperHitch the tongue weight is reduced to 600 lbs without a weight distribution system or 1,200 lbs with a weight distribution. Typically the Superhitch would have over double that capacity so it effectively cuts it by around 50 percent give or take.

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