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Steering Improvement

Postby wrz » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:17 pm

Weight on the front end of a cub makes the steering real hard.(Loader,Cultivators and Snow Plow) To improve steering one could add thrust bearing,larger steering wheel, 21 to 23 tooth worm gear and and larger tires on the front to name a few. On the model T Ford they built in a small planetary gear box under the steering wheel to give it mechanical gain. What I have been thinking is this could be welded to the end of the steering shaft with a new bracket support bolted on the top. Are there any opinions?

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Re: Steering Improvement

Postby Frozenstate » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:36 pm

My steering got way easier from just changing the oil in the gearbox. I drained it, flushed it and added 75w90 Lucas synthetic gear oil. It was like I had power steering.

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Re: Steering Improvement

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:46 am

One could add power steering if wanted given some good fabricating skills and one of those hydraulic bypass blocks that give you a "remote" outlet. A cub should not need power steering, but with a loader I bet it would be needed.
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Re: Steering Improvement

Postby Urbish » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:20 am

AL Farmall Boy wrote:One could add power steering if wanted given some good fabricating skills and one of those hydraulic bypass blocks that give you a "remote" outlet. A cub should not need power steering, but with a loader I bet it would be needed.


Old discussion on this topic here:
http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40927

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Re: Steering Improvement

Postby Barebones » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:39 am

Synthetic grease made a huge difference for me.


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