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    New Member Cold Beer's Avatar
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    Default MF240 Steering Cylinder Question

    I'm replacing my power steering cylinders on a MF 240. The originals had part # 3401285M93. The replacements have part # 3774728M91. The difference is the new cylinders have a larger taper on the tie rod end (0.715") and the originals have smaller taper on tie rod ends (0.570"). The new ones also have larger ports for the hose connections. They are both the same length and diameter. The new ones are for models with hydrostatic steering and the original are just for hydraulic power steering (according to info on the net).

    OK, my question: After having new hoses made to accommodate the larger ports and then having the steering arms machined to accommodate the larger tie rod tapers, will the new hydrostatic cylinders work with the older hydraulic power steering system? I have found 2 parts suppliers on the net that list these newer cylinders saying they work on both systems, but hopefully someone here can verify it.
    David Hawkins

    Massey Ferguson 240 #N17390
    Woods RM660 FM
    Bush Hog 280 Series RC
    Fimco 55 Gallon Sprayer



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    New Member Cold Beer's Avatar
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    Default Re: MF240 Steering Cylinder Question

    Well, for prosperity's sake I'll answer my own post.

    Yes, the newer steering cylinders will work. The steering arms had to be tapper-reamed out for the larger tie rod ends on the newer steering cylinders and custom hoses had to be made, which were probably still cheaper than MF hoses.

    I also replaced the drag links and tie rods so the tractor steers much nicer now.
    David Hawkins

    Massey Ferguson 240 #N17390
    Woods RM660 FM
    Bush Hog 280 Series RC
    Fimco 55 Gallon Sprayer



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    Default Re: MF240 Steering Cylinder Question

    Nice retro fit. Obviously the stroke of both are the same too, if not you'd be taking a lot wider turns.

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