One of these options is true power steering. This morning I was out sizing up a new aux. Hydraulic pump when I noticed the slop in my front wheels.... Not a huge problem but needs to be addressed asap or it will become one. Ordered new tires for my wheels that have bearings in them. The units on it presently are bushing units and are wasted..
Anyways as I was fooling around with them I noticed that the axle pivot was starting to get a bit of slop??? Hmm hmm?? This should not be because This had been adressed just a short time ago.
I did notice that the powersteering cylinder puts unwanted stress on the entire machine especially with the blower on the nose. So, what I am going to do is install new steering cylinders! That's correct, 2 cylinders both are single port units and will push each other back, and be mounted to the axle it self and connected to the spindles. Both are 1"x3" stroke units.
This should make the steering faster and equal in both directions as far as turning speed goes. The cylinder on it now is 1.625 x 6" stroke with a .625 rod. This gives a volume differential of 1.842 cubic inches full stroke. This is noticeable.
Turns faster to the right than to the left especially when at an idle as the power steering is run off the charge pump for the hydro.
Also on the books when this is being done will be the new spin on filters ,one for the transmission( newholland wants a small fortune for the oem inline filter) and the other for the auxiliary hydraulics, of which are getting a new factory Kubota engine driven pump, for $50 I can't pass this up as it will get rid of a belt driven unit and increase system pressure to 2500 psi. This should get the job done and it is about 3-4gpm depending on rpm .
I'll take pics as I go , hopefully it will go easy?
Edited by skyrydr2, November 22, 2015 - 07:00 AM.