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#1 cumminsmannow OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Hey i've been toying with putting power steering on my 1512. None of the other 82 series tractors i have used steer worth a crap unless you are popeye. But to simplify the process i was thinking about putting a power steering rack in it instead of going thru the process of getting a jd setup or an ih cub setup for $500+
I just need to find the shortest rack i can.
I am probably going to go to the parts store and looking thru the book to find a small one.
Any help would be great and I will post up what i come up with.


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 03:04 AM

Only issue i see with a rack system is getting the steering shaft to it. And if its powered you still need at least 2 hoses going there.
But it will most certainly be interesting to see what you can come up with.
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Posted May 17, 2014 - 05:19 AM

Smallest might be a subcompact from the 80s. I can't think of the name. Was it Fiesta? Please take lots of pics to share. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 17, 2014 - 05:31 AM

Would there be anyway you could mount the rack parallel with the frame and use just one tie rod as the drag link ? Have you lookd at the electric steering that GM uses ?

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 06:24 AM

I have looked at electric setups but they are computer controlled and not worth the wiring and programming.
You can buy electric assist units for atv's but they are costly as well because they are so new. Maybe in another 10 years they will be more affordable.
My main problem with going full hydro like the jd318 is that you cant move the tractor without it running. No hydro no steering.



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Posted May 17, 2014 - 06:49 AM

The sixties small Fords Falcons, Comets Mustangs used a center link mounted p/s set-up which had the control valving built in , they used a regular steering box. Only problem there are probably harder and more $$  if you could find one 



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Posted May 27, 2014 - 12:49 AM

Ok so i have to give up on this rack and pinion idea.
I couldnt find one narrower than 20" so it wouldnt work.
I did however trade a local guy my 104 for a mostly complete power steering setup out of a 1872. Now i just need to pick up a complete front axle for it to bolt to. I think they are called a super steer axle. I see joe has a couple of them on ebay but no center steering pivot. Does anybody have one or the dimensions of one so i could make one?


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