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Hydro steering question
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Clod    Posted 09-30-2003 at 16:33:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
The boat has hydro steering..The guys replaced bottom of boat,,So cut all the lines that ran to wheelhouse..I have seen this type of steering on so machiney on const. jobs..FOUR pipes come to the steering control box.One is pressure..One I believe is returnas there is a return line at pump below.Two are left/right rudder. .The steering box is kinda like stacked from the steering wheel>>TWO PIPES TWO PIPES. I knew the pressure in pipe as it was there as before.I chose the pipe at the back as return because it was my guess..Leaveing two forward for left right,,NO PROB of switching the two if it steers wrong way.So we hit motor switch to pump///Lots of leaks,, the other guys forgot to tighten pipes..So not sure if im wrong..But if any can understand and dealt with that type steering on farm machines ,,Drop a note on wireing the four pipes at stering box (HYDRO)

Bob/Ont    Posted 09-30-2003 at 19:02:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Clod, it sounds to me like you have a handmetering unit connected to the steering wheel like wheel loaders use. It has a gyrotor pump in it and it can pump oil a bit by it's self with out the other pump running.With the pump running it will meter pressure oil out to one line or the other for steering. DON'T take the metering unit apart if you don't have to, it's timed inside and if you get it together wrong the steering wheel will spin around very fast. Now with that in mind hook it up the way you think and give it a try but KEEP your hands CLEAR of the wheel incase something is wrong. If it starts up and the wheel doesn't spin try steering easy at first but be prepared for the unexpected.
Later Bob

Clod    Posted 10-01-2003 at 16:35:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the info Mr..You are likely right on your assesment.I was working away from the boat today but they didnt work on the steering because they installed paneling in rooms..So I will be able to warn them on thwe spinning wheel..There is a leak at the bulkhead going to engine room so they are going to weld that first.Evidently I guessed the lines right because It did not spin while under pressure..Thanks..That was useful info you posted.

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