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#1 1964Deere OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Can the power steering off a GT20 or similar be used on a s-14/s-16? Can other power steering units be easily used too? Would like to add powersteering now that I have a loader and want to know what the best route would be

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 09:01 PM

I think it might work with a few mods. It is one of the things I dream of adding to mine.

You might have to change the valve for the lift to one that has the extra port.



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Posted May 16, 2015 - 08:13 AM

It's totally possible.  A set up off of an ariens would be pretty straight forward except for the possible cost and even then the mount for the rear of the steering cylinder would have to be cut off of the tractor  with PS or a new one made up.  On my S16 that had the FEL on it I utilized a PS setup off of a 318 JD.  That was 10-15 years ago and the ariens prices were too steep plus few and far between.  On my S16 I mounted the steering cylinder on the RIGHT, made a rear bracket, and utilized a 5/8" bolt to attach to the steering arm on the front axle.  The steering control valve (which the steering wheel connects to) I made a bracket to support it under the dash and did not end up cutting a notch in the lower dash tower as ariens does.  The JD control valve had 5 ports but I just capped off the auxiliary one.  I believe that I had some hoses made up also.  

If you live anywhere near Western Mass you're welcome to come by and see exactly what the setup looks like.

I also converted the S16 to foot control using the right brake pedal.  (Brakes on these with the hydro are pretty much not necessary.)   Actually, I might entertain selling the S16 since I have transferred the FEL to a GT20 that I bought.  

Good luck!


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Posted May 16, 2015 - 02:40 PM

Hey warren I'm in iowa(the corn state not the potato state ;p) is there any way you could take some pics of the set up? Both of the power steering setup, and the foot pedal hydrostat. Would be a cool idea

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 12:19 PM

I'll see if I can get some pics in the near future.  What thing that I didn't mention is; I own more than one Ariens and since the S16H was dedicated only for use with the FEL I had removed the hydraulic lift system from the tractor.  Therefore my hydraulic lines run directly from the transmission to the steering control valve.  I had also completely rewired the tractor due to the previous owner having had an electrical fire.  When adding the foot control forward/reverse feature I added a switch under the neutral pedal (left one) that requires that pedal to be depressed when starting the tractor.  


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 02:14 PM

Any pictures yet warren?

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Posted May 30, 2015 - 04:53 PM

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Hopefully you'll be able to figure out some of these pics.  The three pics in the center row show the foot control linkage.  Basically you need to reverse the the movement of the brake pedal to control the forward/reverse of the tractor.  The last pic shows the switch on the left floorboard that only allows the tractor to start by depressing the neutral pedal.  Good luck.


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Posted May 31, 2015 - 08:23 AM

Thanks so much warren! Just a quick question what did you use for a fixed point for the power steering cylinder? Looks like it was a handmade point

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 10:29 AM

I believe I set the front wheels straight, moved the cylinder full in, then measured it when pulled full out, and then placed it in the middle position, set it over the bolt in the steering arm, and then could figure where to place the rear mount.  Definitely is a homemade point.






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