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  1. #1
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    Default Are there electric power steering kits for older tractors

    I have a 1965 Minneapolis Moline Jet Star with manual steering wide front end. Is there an electric or any kind of power steering kit I can add to this tractor?
    This beast is hard on my shoulders.

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    '05 Kubota BX1830

    Default Re: Are there electric power steering kits for older tractors

    There are many threads on here about adding PS to older tractors.

    Many of us have used Tractor power steering conversion kit and parts store. They stand behind their product and will design a system for you depending on your needs. Excellent tech support and they really know their tractors.

    I don't know of any electric kits though.
    '05 Kubota 1830
    HST, FEL, 54" MMM, Canopy,
    Scraper blade, Box blade, Pallet Forks for 3pt,
    Boom, 7' front mount snow blade,
    14" Bottom plow, Rototiller

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    Default Re: Are there electric power steering kits for older tractors

    i think electric cylinders are going to be too slow in reacting - i used three on different projects and the quickest one, 1200lb cap, at 24 volts, took 30 - 35 seconds to extend the full 6.75" lenght, at 12V it would take approx twice that time

    electric cylinders are basically motor driven screw jacks, screwing out, and as motor power capacity is a factor of size, they have to use high gear ratios to turn the scrw jack

    doubt you'll find any electric steerin cylinders

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    Default Re: Are there electric power steering kits for older tractors

    go for a hydrolic system electrical steering a waste of time check for similar models with power steering you would be surprised what will fit your tracter

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    Default Re: Are there electric power steering kits for older tractors

    Another option....a hydraulic torque amplifier mounted in the steering shaft that takes the muscle power you input and bumps it up. Go to this page and click on the "Eaton Torque Amplifiers" selection for more info:

    Build your own tractor power steering systems and components

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    Default Re: Are there electric power steering kits for older tractors

    While a straight electric screw jack system would not work, a self contained electric pumped hydraulic system powering the steering cylinder WOULD work.

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