Power Steering Q's: Kubota Review  -- Kubota Tractors Discussion Forum and Review Power Steering Q's: Kubota Review -- Kubota Tractors Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Kubota Review Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 05-05-2001, 13:51 Post: 27780
Mike Holtkamp



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1

2
Filter by User
 Power Steering Q's

I am still trying to decide between a used B7200 and a new B7500. Both would be with a loader, but the 7200 does not have power steering or 4wd. I drove both the 7200 and a 7500DT at the dealer today and the 7200 needed quite a bit of effort to turn even without a load in the bucket. THe 7500 was pretty much effortless. Now, on to my question. Is there anybody who has converted their tractor to power steering or is this more of a problem than it is worth. Since price is a major concern in my case, it would be nice to get the 7200 for about $6500 rather than pay about $12000 for the new 7500 if both would do the job.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 05-05-2001, 14:02 Post: 27781
Bird Senter

TP Contributor

Join Date: Jun 1999
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 962
 Power Steering Q

Mike, I know there were some aftermarket power steering conversions done to some of the older, bigger tractors; I don't know about the 7200. However, you also say it does not have 4WD. Now you can do a lot of work with almost any tractor, but I hate to see anyone buy something they're disappointed in, so be careful. I wouldn't want a compact tractor without 4WD with a loader on it. In my opinion, that's even more important than the power steering.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 05-07-2001, 20:03 Post: 27860
Roger L.



Join Date: Jun 1999
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 0
 Power Steering Q

I'll second what Bird is saying. If there is anyway you can swing it, you will want to get 4wd and power steering. Both sure do make a difference if you are doing loader work.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 05-08-2001, 06:37 Post: 27873
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

3
Filter by User
 Power Steering Q

Yes. If you don't have PS and do loader work, you'll want to keep a bunch of ballast on the rear to lighten up the steering. And, then the ballast is only needed when the bucket is full. The rest of the time, the front end is too light, and the tractor is dragging around a bunch of extra weight. The PS wasn't working very well when I first got my Ford 1710. It wasn't unknown for me to have to use down pressure on the bucket (while stopped of course) to lighten the steering enough to get the wheels out of a sharp turn. A lot of effort was required, and I always had an implement on the 3ph since the rear tires aren't loaded. However, the problem may not be as extreme as I experienced it. For all I know the steering ratios may be different between the PS and manual steering sectors. The steering of a PS tractor may be harder than a manual steering tractor when the PS isn't working, but I sort of doubt it.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 05-08-2001, 12:08 Post: 27898
Mike Holtkamp



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1

2
Filter by User
 Power Steering Q

Since the dealer would not budge off his $7000 asking price I have deceided to pass on this tractor. I also got a quote from him on the new B7500DT(gear model) w/ loader for $13,800 which is much more than I expected. I think it's time I looked for a differend dealer! Thanks for all you input.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-14-2002, 21:38 Post: 42394
Tom Bower



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1

2
Filter by User
 Power Steering Q


Mike,
My B7300 had no power stearing when I bought it but I got a power assist unit from a 1980 ford granada and with some homade parts it works perfect for over 600 hrs now. A lot better setup would be using the ford car cylinder and a stearing valve like the one the northern hydraulics catalog part #201650.That is the proper way to do it. Ive done a lot of them now. no problems yet. tom






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-15-2002, 08:27 Post: 42407
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

3
Filter by User
 Power Steering Q's

Tom: My old Ford 1710 has PS so I guess my interest is academic, but I am curious about how the actuating system on your conversion works. The factory system on my Ford uses end thrust of the steering wheel shaft to actuate pressure on one side of the sector gear or the other. If I understand, the way it works is that the PS keeps working as long as you keep turning the steering wheel. I don't know if a converted system works the same way.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-16-2002, 07:54 Post: 42463
Art White



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Waterville New York
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 6840
 Power Steering Q

When with a loader power steering is considered a near must, maybe we need to look at other used tractors. For the $1000. savings to buy with out I as a dealer when seeing a tractor that is altered to have one as much as it is a benifit to the tractor I would rather not see that tractor modification or one of that type and would futher discount it's value at trade in time.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-17-2002, 19:16 Post: 42549
Tom Bower



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1

2
Filter by User
 Power Steering Q

Tom;
The ford unit is not a so-called power stearing unit like most rigs have on them now but rather a power assist unit. It has what is called a servo valve that mounts in line with the drag link. The factory stearing box is retained in the tractor and a hydraulic cylinder is added from the frame to either the drag link or the tie rod. As far as reducing the value of the tractor it just depends on the quality of the installation. I have installed several of these units on the B7300 and increased the resale value on them from $950 on one tractor to $1800 on another. One criteria I have for the mods I have done on these tractors is to make it appear factory and absolutly perfect. One of these tractors is used in an orchard in washington and has about 8000 hrs. on the installation and no failure.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-17-2002, 19:44 Post: 42551
Peters

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern AL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3034
 Power Steering Q

Sounds interesting although I drove my brother in-laws Monarch after the power assist failed. It certainly had less than 8000 hrs on it.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Kubota Review Forum

Thread 27780 Filter by Poster:
Art White 1 | Bird Senter 1 | Mike Holtkamp 2 | Peters 1 | Roger L. 1 | Tom Bower 2 | TomG 3 |




Most Viewed

+ Kubota AT70s Rear Tine Tiller
+ Kubota HST GST Shuttle or Gear Transmission?
+ Best Boom Mower for Kubota B2710 Tractor
+ Definition of Tractor Loader Breakout force ?
+ Kubota B3200 vs. JD 2720
+ New Kubota L3240 First Look Review
+ Kubota Transmission Fluid SUDT
+ Kubota BX2230 VS kIOTI CK20HST
+ KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Quality
+ kubota bx25 vs john deere 2720

Most Discussion

+ How to match Truck to Trailer
+ New Kubota L3240 First Look Re
+ Kubota Number 1 in Compact Tra
+ KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Qu
+ Source for after market produc
+ 3-Point Quick Hitch
+ B 7100 ST - Making the Leap
+ Kubota Transmission Fluid SUDT
+ Kubota vs John Deere Compact T
+ L3130HST vs. JD4310Hydro HELP

Newest Topics

+ B2601 vs bx1800
+ 2000 B2710 I need a loader dealer wants over 4K an
+ Upgrading the Factory 145amp Alternator to 40 Amp
+ Kubota BX2750 Snowblower Fan Shear Pin Alignment
+ Size Kubota for Homeowner Use
+ I need some OEM Quality decals for a B7500 DT-TLB
+ Kubota 4750DT Fuel Venting
+ B1700 Hydostatic unit leaking
+ Kubota B2710 New to meadvice
+ Kubota L4330 three point hitch won t rise













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines