2nd steering wheel

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2nd steering wheel

Postby Tractor Rod » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:54 pm


I have bought the parts for installing a 2nd steering column, wheel and seat so my grandson can ride alongside me. Does anyone have pictures that you can share that shows me how to put everything on? Example would be that I bought the foot plate and rest but it fits the right side. I can't figure out how to attach the foot plate on left because it is made for the right side? Also, I bought a steering column, steering wheel and the necessary parts to install it but can't figure out how to attach it.Finally, how do I attach the end of the steering rod on the left since there isn't a gearbox? I love this "B" and can't wait for my grandson to ride with me.

Any pictures and help is much appreciated.



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Re: 2nd steering wheel

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:24 pm

Rod, I don't have a B but looked at one that was being parted. As far as the platform, you'll have to cut the back corners to clear the tranny and rear final as those corners aren't symmetrical. I think the right and left axle housings are the same, so there may already be the bolt holes on it to attach the platform. As far as the steering wheel, you'll probably need to fab a bracket for the front end with a bearing or pillow block to allow the steering wheel to turn easily. There is another forum member who will be doing a second platform and seat, but he's not started on it yet.

Edit: If you google two seat Farmall B, there are several pictures that show where the second steering wheel is attached.
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Re: 2nd steering wheel

Postby T-Mo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:56 am

I don't know if you're a member of Facebook or not, but there is a facebook group dedicated to the B and BN that has a lot of posts, images, etc., on a second seat, some with steering wheels. Maybe check it out:


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Re: 2nd steering wheel

Postby Tractor Rod » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:34 am

Thanks so much for your suggestion. I have been using those sites as a reference.

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