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Foot Pedal Steering Wheel Release
Myron Sorensen, Harlan, Iowa, converted the hand-release tilt steering wheel on his Deere 4240 and 4640 tractors to a foot-pedal release.
"It frees up my hands while I'm starting the tractor and makes it easier to move the steering wheel out of my way when I'm climbing in and out of the cab," says Sorensen. "It takes both hands to adjust the steering wheel with the hand-release lever. The foot-pedal lets me do it with one hand, leaving my other hand free for the controls. The foot-pedal release is offered as a standard feature on many combine models. I don't know why it's not offered on tractors."
Sorensen bolted a 4 1/2 by 2 1/2-in. wide steel plate to the floor and welded a short length of pipe horizontally to the top of the plate. He installed a 4-in. long rod through a pipe. He welded a foot pedal on one end of the rod and a short length of flat iron, laid on its edge, onto the other end. An 11-in. long rod connects this flat iron to the hand-release lever.
Sorensen also installed a remote-control hydraulic lever on the back of his tractor. It allows him to operate the tractor's hydraulic controls from outside the cab. "It lets me raise a hydraulically-controlled implement without having to climb back inside," notes Sorensen.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Myron Sorensen, Rt. 1, Harlan, Iowa 51537 (ph 712 744-3341).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #1