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Reverse Steering Kit For Compact Tractors
Reverse steering is available in some of the largest and most expensive tractors on the market. What many don't realize is you can get reverse steering on smaller utility and larger compact tractors, too. The RS1300 Reverse Steering package from Edwards Equipment lets you "reverse" older and newer model tractors for handling forklifts, snowplows, snowblowers and other implements.
"Farmers are turning more to front-mounted equipment," notes Alan Serle, Edwards Equipment. "With reverse steering, they get many of the same benefits, with higher lift capacity and greater traction."
Rear axles are built to carry the greatest load. Pto and hydraulic remotes are already in place. With Edwards Reverse Steering installed, proper steering orientation, clutch and brake pedals are in normal operating position. No learning curve is needed for new operators. Controls, including hydraulic valves, are placed conveniently for the operator with optional foot throttle available.
Installation requires no permanent modification of the tractor. It can be carried out by a customer with mechanical ability, says Serle. However, using a trained mechanic may be a good idea for many, he adds.
"When this system was first introduced, customers would put it on for seasonal use and remove it for the rest of the year," says Serle. "Today our customers are more likely to install it on an older tractor and leave it on permanently."
Reverse station units are customized for the intended tractors and priced around $3,000.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Edwards Equipment Co., 4312 Main St., Union Gap, Wash. 98903 (ph 509 248-1770; toll free 800 452-5151; fax 509 248-9721; sales@edwards-equip.com; www.edwards-equip.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1