Finally got my MF 1655 honda repower done......Impressive!
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But do not "T" into the pressure line, as the lift valves when not used flow through freely, so there will be no pressure for the steering. Straight to the 5 port, then to lift.
Posted July 04, 2010 - 10:21 AM
Posted July 04, 2010 - 10:27 AM
Cool! What did you use for a steering box and slave cylinder on steering the front axle? Where you get those 5 port valves at?
Off a JD318, both orbital & cylinder. One the one Massey, I'm using a 3pt lift cylinder, but MUCH better going with the 318 cylinder....lots easier fitting it up.
Posted July 05, 2010 - 01:06 AM
Posted July 05, 2010 - 08:30 AM
Okay, did it take alot of work retrofitting the parts to make it all work properly? Where did you tee into the hydraulic system.....off the remote valves on side console? Do you have any pics to help me get an idea of how you did the plumbing and mounting of stuff? Thanks Luke
No "T", but direct plumbing. I have a ton to do today & tomorrow, so may not get pics till latter part of week or weekend. Dairy meeting in Nashville Wed & Thursday. A little welding, but not all that much. I'll get the pics asap.
Posted July 05, 2010 - 12:05 PM
Looking forward to those pics.
The best price I have found on orbitals was here.
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Posted July 05, 2010 - 01:13 PM
Posted July 05, 2010 - 01:39 PM
Here is how I bolted up the 318 orbital column. I welded a plate on inside bottom of the channel factory installed in the tower. The stud centers of the orbital are about 1" from the edge of the original channel. The top is a 1x5/16" section of steel welded in, not sure of the depth, but you can see the general area. I welded this in, then got a very thick washer that fit snug on the column & welded it to a small piece of 1/8" thick metal & pre-drilled holes into it. I then laid the dash plastic on & when all in place, marked through the holes so I could drill the welded in strap.
The hoses run close to the driveshaft, but have them to where they clear just fine.
The problem is, I have changed the driveshaft setup on this 1655 to run direct from engine to hydro, plus there is no rear pto on this tractor, so all will have to be altered to fit YOUR tractor. What you can do is shorten the column so you can weld mounts for the orbital valve much higher to clear everything. In fact, I shortened this column to get the height correct. Just unbolt the column tube, cut whatever needed from center of steering wheel shaft, weld back together, then shorten tube to fit and bolt back on.
My modified 1650 still has rear pto, so I'll show you a pic of it's orbital mounted very high. Not a 318 orbital, but made the same, except hoses come off the side, rather than the bottom. This is a 4 port.
Now to the hoses. To the right in pic is the return port with the "T". Again, no remote hydraulics off this charge pump, just runs the power steering. The 5 port has one return line, and one "power beyond" port, so both had to return to the return port. The port to left in pic is the pressure port. This one will go directly to the "in" port on the steering orbital. On your tractor with hydraulic functions, the "power beyond" port will go to your hydraulic control valve assembly, then the return line from the control valves will "T" into the return line as I did with power beyond. Hope you can follow me.
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