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#1 ENafziger OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 05:34 PM

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I ran across this from Surplus Center: http://www.surplusce...-KIT-9-8461.axd

 

Along with a cylinder and some lines, would this be a good way to go to add power steering to my Massey 1855 with FEL?

 

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 06:04 PM

I had a 1655 with power steering and it had a very similar valve from a Jacobson turf mower.


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 06:15 PM

If I only had the $$$$$$!



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Posted September 02, 2014 - 07:16 PM

It's a 4 port instead of a 5 port (with power beyond), but it would work.  If placed before the hydraulic lift valves, while turning steering you will lose some flow to the lift circuit, and while dead heading your hydraulic valves, your steering will slow or stop, but it's not as big an issue as it sounds.  I have a similar steering orbital valve on my Massey.  Ideally you'd get a 5 port which won't have these symptoms.


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 08:04 AM

I have an Eaton 291 5 port in the Snapper/Power king I just got. It has cylinder attached to steering arm.

Need to look for another one too, mine has something broke inside.

 

I have researched, looked like they were also used on some Toro zero turns and maybe some Cubs

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...x-/321341292295



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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:26 AM

That depends on the size of cylinder used for the power steering. A 1.5x8 cylinder will take 3.1 turns of the steering wheel lock to lock, and a 2x8 cylinder will take 5.6 turns.

 

Plumb it into the implement lift hydraulics off the hydro. That takes care of the situation that olcowhand mentioned as it pertains to FEL tasks. Most FELs use an auxilliary hydraulic system independant of the hydro circuitry.

 

It only takes a minor adjustment in operating practices to deal with that situation with the implement lift/power steering. It takes 2-4 seconds to lift an implement to full height. Most times you're either stopped or travelling straight when lifting an implement anyway.

 

It takes about 7 seconds to raise a FEL to full height and you're often turning at the same time.


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:15 PM

That depends on the size of cylinder used for the power steering. A 1.5x8 cylinder will take 3.1 turns of the steering wheel lock to lock, and a 2x8 cylinder will take 5.6 turns.

 

Plumb it into the implement lift hydraulics off the hydro. That takes care of the situation that olcowhand mentioned as it pertains to FEL tasks. Most FELs use an auxilliary hydraulic system independant of the hydro circuitry.

 

It only takes a minor adjustment in operating practices to deal with that situation with the implement lift/power steering. It takes 2-4 seconds to lift an implement to full height. Most times you're either stopped or travelling straight when lifting an implement anyway.

 

It takes about 7 seconds to raise a FEL to full height and you're often turning at the same time.

 

Great info everybody.  What is the pressure that the implement lift hydraulics provide?  In other words, what do I need to make sure the cylinder I buy is rated to?



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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:22 PM

Great info everybody.  What is the pressure that the implement lift hydraulics provide?  In other words, what do I need to make sure the cylinder I buy is rated to?

 

No biggie, as most only have 750 to 900psi in the lift circuit.    


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