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Can the 1855 be steered with a blower?


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#1 DL-North OFFLINE  

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Posted November 28, 2017 - 10:54 AM

I just have a few minutes in the seat but I could barely turn the wheel,

is this typical or is there a problem? 

And I would assume with a FEL it would be worst.

 

Dan  

I am used to my GTX with power steering, ie, can turn with just a finger on the wheel 



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Posted November 28, 2017 - 12:28 PM

I can't say for sure, but I'm going to guess that you might need to adjust your steering box, pack it with fresh grease, grease the spindles at each end of the axles, and possibly install new bearings in the axles where the spindle shafts ride.  You might also want to add a higher PSI in the front tires to make steering easier.  


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Posted November 28, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Counter weight is the key to my 1655 with FEL. It makes a huge difference. Plus make sure everything is greased. That steering box can get really tough to turn over time.

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Posted November 28, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Don't be shy about it haha.20170325_152926.jpg

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Posted November 28, 2017 - 12:50 PM

It's a bit of work, but worth it to add power steering.
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Posted November 28, 2017 - 12:53 PM

It's a bit of work, but worth it to add power steering.

When do you want me to drop mine off. I have a donor machine.......

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Posted November 28, 2017 - 01:48 PM

It's a bit of work, but worth it to add power steering.

 

If they had power steering from the factory, that would have been the perfect big garden tractor.  There was a guy that I sold some parts to that said he thought he heard somewhere that there was a rare dealer installed option for power steering, but because it was such a daunting task for the dealers to install this, they dropped it.  


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Posted November 28, 2017 - 02:08 PM

I'll reserve judgment for now, and see what it's like after some maintenance and w/o the blower.

 

And adding a 3 pt is on the wish list, hope to add a back blade I have.


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