tbear wrote:Well, it sounds like nobody has installed an electric power unit, but thanks anyway. I have the steering unit and the controller from Portugal now. I have a total of $75.00 in the two parts. All that's left is to cut the steering shaft, make a way of hooking the unit to the shaft and mounting it, installing the steering wheel, hook up 3 wires and I'm good to go. Why would I go through the trouble of a hydraulic pump, pulley, belt, hoses and hydraulic steering column when this is so simple ? Be back when it's done.
Before I got prostate cancer my fel/backhoe project was moving right along. I took a five year vacation from it. It's time to return to it. I will have a seperate hyd system on it. But the power steering pump idea maybe my way to go. I want it dependable.
I'm thinking the orginal hyd system for the fel, a hyd system for power steering, a hyd system for the backhoe.
I been told I can't build it years ago. My fel uprites are done, the front subframe is done, the loader arms are done. The rear subframe is next.
I just want what I want with no big payment on a new tractor. When my work is done it's going to sit.