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  1. #1
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    Kubota B3200

    Default Looking for a Power Steering kit for older L2550DT w/ manual steering

    Has anyone had any experience retrofitting a manual steering L2550 (1987 vintage) with power steering? Does anyone sell a kit?

    I just bought a new B3200 and the lack of power steeing is hurting my chances of selling the L2550.

    Thanks,
    Jim in NH

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    Platinum Member jas67's Avatar
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    Central PA
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    Kubota B7610 + Kubota G1800-S

    Default Re: Looking for a Power Steering kit for older L2550DT w/ manual steering

    I've seen parts costs of around $500 to add power steering to the B7100( and B6100 ), several others here have done it. Search for "power steering b7100." If it wasn't a factory option on that model (or another L-series that is basically the same as the L2550, but with a different engine, etc) then I'm sure your L2550 would be a similar job.

    In the later case, you might be able to just buy all the correct parts to change it over, but you might be surprised by the cost of doing do.

    I was considering the conversion for my own B7100. I opted, as you apparently did, to buy another tractor that has power steering. Surprisingly, when the dust settled, the upgrade cost less than adding power steering to my B7100 would have. I did buy used, and waited along time for the right deal.

    I think you just need the right buyer. Not every buyer cares about power steering -- or even thinks about it, until operating an FEL w/o it fir a while.

    Also, a major modification like this may even scare off some buyers.

    I, personally would rather buy one that came from the factory with power steering, than one with a custom power steering system (assuming that it can't be done with factory parts).

    So, the short answer is, I would think that the difference in the price you can get might not be worth the cost and labor of the conversion. I would only see the conversion worth while if you wanted to keep the tractor.
    '05 B7610 w/ LA352 FEL
    Everything Attachments Pin-on Pallet Forks, home-made FEL quick attach to swap between these forks and the bucket, Dual rear remotes, CCM Top-N-Tilt, Woods SB60 snowblower, 66" United box blade, 60" back blade (cheapo, old and rusty), 60" KK rake, Woods PHD w/ 9" auger, Yanmar RS1303 3pt tiller, Kubota Ballast box (came with the tractor), Farm Force Carry All.
    '9? G1800S, 48" MMM. 70's Troy Bilt Horse tiller with new 6.5HP briggs engine.

    The means justify the ends.

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