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#16 olcowhand OFFLINE  


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 11:03 AM

  I will be looking if I can prevent pulling from the side of the tractor with the cylinder may be by using the original linkages (pulling/pushing where the steering box does) and/or installing the cylinder parallel to the front axle

On the 2 power steering upgrades I did, I mounted my cylinder like this and it works great.

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Posted February 07, 2018 - 04:17 PM

I never considered stops for fore/aft movement. I know Cub Cadet Super garden tractors have adjustable bolts to take fore/aft axle slop out. I think I'll take a look at the Massey design and see if there is a way to add an adjustment option.


I just looked at my 1855. The saddle that the axle sets in already has a couple of smaller bolts in it. I think those bolts can be replaced with larger bolts with wear pads welded to the heads. Then adjust those bolts rearward to just touch the axle. I think this would absorb any torque applied from the steering cylinder.


Great forum......where great ideas can be shared. As I said before, I never even thought about any front to rear stress being applied by a parallel to frame steering system. Definitely something to consider! 

Edited by spudder, February 07, 2018 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted February 07, 2018 - 06:46 PM

The 1855 is a great tractor, mine had a Work Horse Loader on it, and it was near impossible to steer with a full bucket.