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 12-05-1999, 00:00 Post: 10661
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 Power steering JD 1050

I have a JD 1050 without power steering. Considering putting a loader on it, however I'm concerned that without power steering it will be to hard to turn when loader is full. John Deere did at one time make an add-on power steering unit for this tractor, if anyone knows how I can get my hands on one please reply. Also if anyone has had experience using a 1050 with a loader and no power steering please let me know how difficult it is to turn.Thanx






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 12-05-1999, 00:00 Post: 10662
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 Power steering JD 1050

It may be easier than you think. The 1050 used an entirely external power steering cylinder that tapped into existing hydraulics. JD sells this as a kit for the 650 and perhaps for the 1050 as well. Installation is easy; the kit contains everything needed including bolts and hoses. Price for the 650 kit when I checked three months ago was $871.50.






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 12-05-1999, 00:00 Post: 10673
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 Power steering JD 1050

Jim, Check with your local dealer. The kit should still be available for the 1050. If memory serves, it will probably cost upwards of $1,000. And yes, you do need it with a loader. Without it, not too many people could turn the wheel unless the tractor is moving.






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 12-06-1999, 00:00 Post: 10687
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 Power steering JD 1050

Jim: I have a JD 850 with a bush hog after market loader. No power steering. While steering ease is not the same as on my Boomer 21TD, it is not real bad. I use the loader for loading manure, some dirt moving etc. but generally not for more than an hour or two at a time. I wouldn' want to work it 8 hours/day regularly but for intermittent work it's not a problem (IMHO). If you drive it on hard surfaces for any distance on a regular basis you will get additional wear on your front tires because of the weight of the loader. I elected to not spend the extra $1K for the power steering that I would have needed if I got the JD loader (Bushhog was about $3k installed, JD was about $5K including the PS). I have not regretted it.

PS. I just got a Kelley 650 backhoe for the JD this year... A nice little machine you may want to consider after the loader is paid for.

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 12-08-1999, 00:00 Post: 10780
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Thank-you everyone for your response, I finally got to a J.D. dealer that was willing to open his book and look for what I was asking for and with your help I was informed enough to make him find it. I 've order the kit and should have it next week.
Thanks again, Jim






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