Has anyone put power steering on an MTD 995, FARM KING, DAYTON, WHITE GT 1855?
I was looking over my Dayton 3Z68B today as how to install a pedal control for the hydro versus the lever. The travel lever is on the left hand side--same side as the hydraulic lift lever.
I've been doing a lot of work with a 3 point hitch-mounted aerator this weekend, and it really slows me down to have to stop the tractor to raise the hitch.. I have to take my hand off the travel lever to use the hydraulics, and can't just feather the speed down like a foot pedal can.
ANYWAY--while I was looking under the tractor, I noticed this 1" hole in the left side of the frame that lines up with the nut on the side of the steering sector gear and is also just beneath a rectangular hole in the floorboard. Makes me wonder if MTD had an automotive type steering gear or power steering option for this series tractor. The pitman shaft from the gear box could go through the hole, the rectangular hole in the floor board would leave room for the arc of the pitman arm...
The draglink from the sector to the front axle starts in the center of the frame and goes diagonally to the left hand spindle--it could just as easily be attached to a pitman arm where the hole is and go alongside the left side of the frame.
Has anyone heard of something like this on these tractors????
Just wondering, because, as many of you know, the steering sector and pinion on the MTD 995 series tends to "skip" gears when turning...