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Power Steering & Hydraulics

Stu H I have a 1961 Model 641 Ford Tractor and it does have a hydraulic 3 point hitch. Is it possible to add power steering to this tractor without investing a fortune? Also, can you hook-up 2 way hydraulic attachments such as a log splitter or stump grinder. Any insights from you experts is appreciated.

Ed Hello Stu, welcome to the SSB Ford tractor forum.

There are power steering kits available for your tractor. SSB may have a kit. Check internet sources. Plus ebay & Amazon. Jackson power steering is an excellent source. Contact Roland Jackson on the internet.

Your tractor hydraulics are too slow to run a log splitter. You can get a PTO driven stump grinder.

Ed The output of your 641's hydraulic pump is 4gpm. A log splitter needs 3-4 times that rate, to be efficient.
eugene craft I have a 1720 ford the hydraulics for my 3 point hitch and the front loader quit working. Changed the filter still not working. put some fluid in but don't know if I have to much or if the hydraulic pump has quit. any help wil be appreciated.
BigT Hello Eugene,

Welcome to the SSB Ford tractor forum.

Your pump may have lost prime. To prime the pump, loosen the discharge connection on the pump and crank the engine till fluid emerges, with no air, then tighten. Be prepared for a mess.

If the above doesn't work, apply low pressure (15-20 psi) at the filler port of the hydraulic reservoir (to push fluid thru the filter to the pump).

Does your tractor have a suction screen??? If so, it may be plugged.

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