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#1 massey driver OFFLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 05:07 PM

Ok guys I have bad wrists and shoulders and have always had a hard time steering,driving my Ranger around.Once I put tracks on it this winter I have had a very tough time steering it.I decided to buy a ez-steer kit from super ATV.Its a electric steering unit and let me tell you its made my Ranger steer like my truck with power steering even with tracks on its very easy to steer. They have kits for specific machines as well as a universal kit.So what I'am thinking is that any of you out there who have a GT thats hard to steer I'am sure you could make it easy to steer with adding a unit like this to your GT. Sure you may have to do a bit of fabricating but boy its worth the effortless steering,Its all powered by 12 v two wires run to the battery and one is switched.Here's pic of the kit and Ranger with tracks.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 05:19 PM

Awesome Larry. I've been wondering when an electric PS would be available. It's a lot easier to retrofit than a hydraulic one would be. Now I'm going to have to go look that up!

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 05:38 PM

Glad it's working out for you. No more man handling the Ranger.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 05:42 PM

That's a great idea Larry :thumbs: I've heard some new cars have electric (come to think of it ,it might be on my wife's car lol ) but never for a atv . Al

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Now that's cool. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:12 PM

Nice, but 600$ is quite a chunk of change for an older GT.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:14 PM

Ouch! That hurt! Rather proud of it, are they?

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:19 PM

I've thought of trying to make a power assist with an electric motor but it will likely end up being a retirement project.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:22 PM

That looks like a really nice option. I wonder if they make one for my Ford tractor?

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:31 PM

Sounds like a good answer to a problem.
if it holds up, thats not to bad a price, for power steering. I can imagine
that thing is a bit of a bear to wrestle around.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:56 PM

I looked at a system like that for my Rhino, but for the dollars I can steer it fine, of course I don't have tracks that make it more difficult to steer. I have a 450 Yamaha Grizzly with power steering and it works very well and would not buy another new quad without it. Our Chevy Equinox has electric power steering that works fine also. I understand that the new Ford ecoboost has electric power steering also, which is used with an agreement from Yamaha. Pretty cool that it can be added to older stuff now. I think you could install it on most anything that has a steering shaft in the open.With the right brackets of course.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 11:04 PM

That's a great idea Larry :thumbs: I've heard some new cars have electric (come to think of it ,it might be on my wife's car lol ) but never for a atv . Al


At the tune of $600 who's going to volunteer to alert Al's wife to keep an eye on her electric PS in her car? Al, if we see posts from you that you've decided to upgrade to power steering on one of your GTs we'll know where the unit came from. :D
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 05:31 AM

Larry,thanks for sharing this with us.Great idea.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 07:40 AM

That's a good idea, for the money not bad either, how much would you spend to put PS on a garden tractor using hydraulics?
For me it would probably be more.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:09 AM

At the tune of $600 who's going to volunteer to alert Al's wife to keep an eye on her electric PS in her car? Al, if we see posts from you that you've decided to upgrade to power steering on one of your GTs we'll know where the unit came from.


I get in too much trouble as it is lol but I wonder how long it will take guys to retrofit some auto units to tractors ? As more and more end it the salvage yards , might be something to watch for ! Al




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