I looked it over, looks to be a good setup, it's very similar to the old setups that were stock for that model.Okay thanks. I'm looking at the Hoye cylinder adaption. Any thoughts on this set up?
Could you crack one with it running, and see if hydraulic fluid comes out? Seems easier than what you suggest, but probably that's because I don't know what a stop rod is.If their valve setup has in and out it will matter.
You will have to crank it with the bolts removed in the block (with the stop rod pulled) to be able to tell which port is the feed and the other will be the return.
Could you crack one with it running, and see if hydraulic fluid comes out? Seems easier than what you suggest, but probably that's because I don't know what a stop rod is.
With an open center hydraulic system which is what you have, you cannot have the steering in a straight ahead position and still be able to build up hydraulic pressure in say a FEL or 3 pt hitch as the fluid will take the path of least resistance which is through the steering valve which, in the straight ahead position, is fully open.I called and asked some questions about it and he did mention the proportioning valve or a diverter valve, is that so you can regulate the flow pressure?
really? Mine is factory and it works great. B8200DT. Are you saying there are no rebuild kits for it?You will have to make your own setup as there isn't a good source for PS for that model.
Most go with a hydrostatic controller and cylinder for steering upgrade.
I think he is talkinf about a pressure compensated priority flow divider. It splits the input flow into two INDEPENDENT streams. The priority circuit gets a fixed VOLUME of the input flow independent of circuit pressures. The EXCESS flow goes to the other port. I have used dozens of these RD550 adjustable valves - affordable and they work reliably. Once the system is operational you can tweak the priority setting to get it "just right" for your application. Minimum priority flow setting is roughly 2 GPM.Hey Dave , when you say priority control valve are you saying to restrict the flow in the line to the power steering? does this valve have another line that returns the excess oil back to the block or is it just allowing me to adjust the flow in line to give me the needed pressure to operate the steering.
That model power steering unit (it's not a pump) does not take a separate diverter/ priority valve.The OEM Power Steering pump is B9182 And you can find it in the parts system if you look up the B8200DP tractor and look at the extra available equipment here: https://apps.kubotausa.com/illustrated-parts/
I think this was dealer installed... did they forget to install a diverter valve?