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#1 jdslednut ONLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2013 - 09:25 PM

I thought I'd post this here as well as I haven't received any responses on the JD site....

 

I've got a little further on my H2 and Power Steering conversion but have a few questions.

First, an easy one. When the levers are installed does it matter if they don't line up with each other exactly? The picture is at a bit of an angle so it does exaggerate the difference a bit.

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Also, the lines fit right up without a problem but one of the lines does go above the rockshaft. Is this where it is on the 317? Will it cause any problems if it stays here if it isn't originally there on the 317? I plan to go ahead with the power steering conversion so the original steering rockshaft won't be there.

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Also, with this conversion I will be keeping the rear hydraulics. With the way one of the "T's" is it is too tight a space - hits the frame. Would it be just a simple solution of adding a 45 degree fitting in between or am I going to run into problems with the line hanging too low for the deck/etc?

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Thank you again for all of your help.

 


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Posted June 21, 2013 - 09:48 PM

The levers not lining up are worn.  My reading says it will not matter.  

 

I would not be worried about the hard line over the top of the rocker shaft.  You could gently bend it to go under if you so desired.  I did something similar with lines on my 120 with the H3 conversion.  

 

The idea of using a simple 45 degree angle will not be a problem.  I did something similar on my 120 with the H3 conversion to make the hoses work on the deck lift cylinder. 

 

Good luck with the power steering.  Please share pics as you go.  :thumbs:


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 05:30 AM

I want to see how your PS works out I like the idea for my 314

 

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 07:45 AM

The one line does go over the shaft in the 317 so it's not an issue. Could you get a rubber line made and run that back to the rear outlets? It's pretty tight space wise working on the valve. 


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 09:28 AM

The one line does go over the shaft in the 317 so it's not an issue. Could you get a rubber line made and run that back to the rear outlets? It's pretty tight space wise working on the valve. 

 

The aux kits sold by Deere for the 120/140 were rubber lines.  There is a kit on ebay right now.


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 09:54 AM

Mine already has the rear outlets and I'm pretty sure I can just throw in a 90 degree fitting and rearrange the "t" to make it work.  Hopefully there is still enough clearance for everything.  I ordered a fitting from NAPA yesterday in eager anticipation of today's install but alas, it did not come today.  I just want to get everything nice and tight again before I give it a real good wash down and begin my thought process on the power steering.  I won't be running a cooler so I hope to stick with as many hard lines as I can.  Probably going to be like nailing jello to the wall.


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 06:58 PM

Yep, never seen all 3 handles lined up. Long as they all return to center, all is ok.  All your ideas should work fine.  


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 07:23 PM

The aux kits sold by Deere for the 120/140 were rubber lines.  There is a kit on ebay right now.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...B:WNARL:US:1123


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 07:26 PM

 

 

That's a great price!  No way you can have hoses made, and buy all those fittings for that money!


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 01:13 AM

Fitting from NAPA installed and hopefully everything is snug enough now. The h2 conversion should be complete. Now for a quick bath and some power steering engineering.
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Posted July 13, 2013 - 05:53 PM

I got a chance to get a little time in on the power steering upgrade last night so here's a few pics.  I've gathered a bunch of ideas from GTTalk as well as other sites to formulate my plan so I take no credit.

 

These are just after tacking the bracket up.  Had to quit soon after.

 

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steering3.JPG   steering4.JPG

 

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 05:59 PM

Looks good!



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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Looks like everything is lined up pretty nice!



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Posted October 03, 2013 - 11:16 PM

Over the last few days I reinstalled my rebuilt Kohler, finished the hydraulic plumbing and tonight I took a deep breath and fired it up.  It sounds great and thus far I don't see any leaks!  It was getting pretty late and I didn't want to wake the kids or neighbors so I'll have to do some fine tuning in the daylight hopefully soon.  I'll post pics of the progression when I have a little more time to write some descriptions.


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Posted October 08, 2013 - 01:19 AM

So will you be blowing that white stuff with power steering this winter?






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