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Cheap steering valve for full hydro?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Thinking I should just go full Hydro steer. Will save me from figuring out my pitman arm issue, having to deal with steering to pitman arm alignment issues, getting a drag link, steering shaft issues. Seems a better option at this point.

    BTF wants $369 for the valve without the steering column adapter :eek1: so is there somewhere I can get this setup cheaper besides say a fork lift? Thought is nothing fancy. Stock pump, single ended ram, cheap valve, just get it done.
     
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    Mine came from a fork truck. It's a TRW. Working great for several years with a stock pump and single-ended ram. I think what helps a lot is having a fluid filter.
     
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    Is it the valve that controls the number of turns to lock? I mean I wouldn't want to go pull one from a fork lift and find it takes like 10 turns side to side, ha.
     
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    Yeah, the valve acts like a pump.
     

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