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Hello folks,

I have a 1986 Ford 1710 tractor, a sweet little machine except for one thing, it has manual steering. Is there a retrofit kit for installing power steering on this model or some other method of getting power steering? I love the tractor except for the manual steering.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Are you sure that it's manual??I've got one also,and it's termed "power assist" steering.Not your regular power steering by any means.To make things worse, it has a FEL which makes it even more like manual steering.My old Ford 2000 HAS power steering,and it is a dream compared to the nightmare of power assisted steering.Check your manual. It'll show you the difference.

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according to cnh, there was manual and power stering.

PS columns appear under the following assembly part numbers:

SBA334010590
SBA334010620
SBA334010870


manual columns:

SBA334010630
SBA334010610

I guess you could find a donor tractor and swap parts.. otherwise it would be pretty expensive to buy new.. if all the parts are available. etc..

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Thanks for the comments.

Yeah, its manual steering alright. I have a repair manual and an operators manual and they both show a 1710 with power steering and one without. I tried all my local contacts with tractors and they couldn't come up with a good solution either. I guess I will just keep the tractor and learn to love manual steering.

I do appreciate the response. Maybe someday I will run into someone that has a junker with good power steering parts.

Have a great day.

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As one side idea.. you might contact jackson power steering and see if one of their units will fit your machine..

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Thanks soundguy,

I just sent them an email. I didn't know about that company. I just might get lucky.

Roy H :thanku:
 

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good luck.

many times if they don't have a template for your tractor.. they might at least help you with parts.. etc.

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Jackson Power Steering don't have the kit fot the 1710 yet but he has it on his "to do" list.

Thanks Soundguy for the information, I will keep his web site and check with him later on his progress.

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Thanks guys, I'll try those links for used parts.

Roy Hill
 
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