Say you have a sphere, and you have several torque vectors acting on it, all at different points. Say you have the vector (6i + 3j + 5k) originating from point A, and the vector (3i + 1j + 9k) originating at point B, and (7i + 2j + 9k) acting on point C.
Summing the vectors gives you (16i + 6j + 23k) which is the resultant moment/torque vector. But at what point does the moment act on - A,B, or C?
The point it acts on has to matter right? I mean if you think of the moment vector as an axis the sphere revolves around, placing it in the center of the sphere and rotating the sphere around that is clearly different from placing it at the far left of the sphere and rotating it around that.