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Old October 16th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Hello, I need to put full hydraulic steering on my rig, and I was wondering if I should buy a complete kit or would I be better off piecing together something from tractor parts and stuff. Any helpfull opinions or suggestions would be appriciated.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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Hello, I need to put full hydraulic steering on my rig, and I was wondering if I should buy a complete kit or would I be better off piecing together something from tractor parts and stuff. Any helpfull opinions or suggestions would be appriciated.
x2 im in the same boat!
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Old October 16th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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a tuned kit imo is the best way to go.

i got my psc kit from allpro auto in lansing.

i have seen several pieced together kits that left alot to be desired and didnt handle very good
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Old October 16th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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love my psc kit. hydraulic steering
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Old October 16th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #5
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if you have the cash do the kit if not then git a set up off of a fork truck and run that
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Old October 16th, 2009, 10:46 PM   #6
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get the kit from psc or station on pirate. You get what you pay for
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your best bet is to buy the kit, if you dont know what your doing with hydraulics that much, or have easy access to parts.
I pieced mine togethor, but I work on much more complicated hydraulic systems everyday, have a very good understanding of the systems, and also have lots of parts available to try out...to just buy some parts off of a single machine and expect that to work for your situation, well, thats a crapshoot at best.
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Thanks for all comments and opions. How about another question. Has anyone heard of anybody with full hydro using a electric pump?
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yes, I know a guy that built a competition mud truck, and set the hydraulic steering up using an electric pump, switched inside the cab, so he can turn it off for a straight run...when he got the truck done, it worked out that he only needed the pump running when he was moving slow, such as loading/unloading on the trailer
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Thanks for all comments and opions. How about another question. Has anyone heard of anybody with full hydro using a electric pump?
yes, and it sucks !
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