2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Electric Power Steering Added To Farmall “B”
“The tractor wasn’t that hard to steer, but with a 5-ft. Woods belly mower and 2 acres of wooded lawn to mow, I wanted power steering,” says Hall. “Now I can steer with one finger even when the tractor is sitting still.”
He found an electric power steering motor from a Saturn Vue car on eBay. He cut about 1 ft. out of the tractor’s steering shaft and fabricated 2 bushings to attach the steering motor to the shaft. He then fabricated a metal bracket to bolt the unit to the tractor, which had already been converted to a 12-volt system.
“I think the same idea would work on any steering shaft with a straight section on it somewhere,” says Hall.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken Hall, 9245 Farm Road 2060, Purdy, Mo. 65734 (ph 417 442-3843; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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