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#1 PowerKingCharles OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 11:27 AM

I'm looking for a complete power steering system for a 1614 Economy Tractor. I have a front end loader on mine and am going to have to put power steering on it from a plastic body or sell/trade it.

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 02:21 PM

Not sure how to do that. I have Plastic Kings with system, but is a centered wheel and only connected to tractor with Hoses, no mechanical connection. About same systems as Deere and others have used in later years. I even once owned a Speedex which had just ONE big cylinder layed sideways behind the axle, just under the hood. Went from frame one side to the steering arm on other and then there was link to other side off that. BUT, still had the box steering control, just under the dash and another flow box ? thing in frame to run it all. User Name on here once wanted someone to come up with a system for metal tractors and was offering the parts to do that if someone wanted to build I believe. He also  had link to someone who DID P/S on a metal tractor, had some pictures, was thinking on here also??  Took a clever guy to do it. Ask Username in a pm maybe?

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 10:18 AM

There's a guy who posted a craigslist ad around my home town with a power king steel body that had an added Power King plastic body power steering system fabbed up to fit. It didn't look that great, but sometimes looks vs. serviceability is a no brainer. The down side is he wants WAY too much for what it is. $2750 . 

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 10:18 AM

I did a little bit of research into adding power steering to a metal Power King.  You might be able to scab something together after a lot of time, energy and expense but everyone told me to buy a tractor that came with P/S or has dedicated ktis to convert. 

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Posted January 15, 2017 - 02:36 PM

I haven't been on this site for a long time, but I see that I was after some input for power steering to add to my loader tractor. After a failed attempt to sell it off for what I have in it (dollar-wise) I saw a craigslist add for a complete char-lynn p.s. unit a guy in Pa. had taken off a J.D. 720. He started out asking $800 and kept dropping the price until he got a response....... from me. By this time he was only asking $350 so I hopped in the pickup and drove to his place, shoved 350 in his hand, and headed home with the unit. I ran the hydraulic fluid to the char-lynn motor from the same pump that operates the loader.

, so the pump that came with it wasn't necessary. The hardest part was getting the Economy tractor steering gear assembly ready for the transition and making a couple adapters to go from 5/8" to 3/4".

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Posted January 15, 2017 - 03:29 PM

That looks good on there! How's it working?


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Posted January 15, 2017 - 05:16 PM

Hi very interesting good job of fabricating and installing, as Keeny asked how is it working thanks for the update. How about more details on the install did you use a priority valve?

Edited by MNGB, January 15, 2017 - 05:20 PM.