Posted on 13 November 2015
This is what Bill McCroskey had to say about the Jackson Power Steering unit that he installed on his newly restored Ford Tractor. As you can see, he made his tractor new again and power steering was a welcome upgrade. Bill sent me this picture of his Ford tractor helping install a pickup bed for a friend. Here are some of his comments.
Please feel free to post. I am happy to have known you and you helped me get started on my project with your experience and knowledge. I use the loader all the time and don’t know how I moved and loaded stuff before as I keep the forks on most of the time. I attached a picture of the Ford moving a flatbed that I am integrating a bale mover into for my farmer friend thought you might enjoy.
Posted on 02 October 2015
Having so much fun on the tractor this week I forgot to email you with the outcome.
Power steering works like a charm. Thanks for your help on the phone.I will definitely recommend your systems to anybody that asks.
Posted on 08 September 2015
Recently, I installed Power Steering on an 860 Ford tractor. This particular tractor came with factory power steering. However, the steering quit working and the owner took off the steering cylinders and tried to steer it manually…which was almost impossible to do. So, I converted the JPS steering cylinders to accommodate the original drag rod that came out with all of the factory power steering tractors. And I used an automotive power steering pump to power the steering unit. I am pleased to report that the steering is effortless now…and this 860 Ford runs like a dream! Only thing left is a paint job to get it all prettied up! Owner is a happy camper!
Posted on 03 September 2015
Dear Mr. Jackson,
Thanks for all the help with my 300. I am very happy with the power steering.
All the best,
Posted on 25 August 2015
One finger power steering is awesome! Thanks so much, Roland.
Posted on 20 August 2015
It was enjoyable to build a power steering kit for John Cherven’s 8N Ford Tractor with Wagner Loader. I am so proud of the detailed restoration! I think everyone will agree, John, you did a great job on your 8N Ford!
Posted on 12 July 2015
Doug Brinkerhoff contacted me regarding power steering for his 8N that his grandfather bought in 1950. This family heirloom has been passed down several generations and now it is Doug’s turn to own it! Doug sent me a picture, as a kid, standing in front of the 8N. He was two years old and the year was 1963.
Doug has restored his 8N, placed a loader on it…and, of course, added a Jackson Power Steering unit. Doug writes, “Roland, thanks for all your help with this!”
Pic of me. Douglas Brinkerhoff at 2 1963 by tractor in Torrey Utah. Roland thank u for all ur help with this 😄
I want to thank Doug for sending me the pictures with his kind comments. It gives me so much pleasure to know that I have helped make a family heirloom, such as Doug’s 8N, useable and to know that it will be passed down to generations to come!
Posted on 08 June 2015
Hey Roland, I am finished with the power steering unit and absolutely love it!!! Used the ’86 Chevy power steering pump and standard hoses from Fleet Farm. I did have to have one hose made at our John Deere Dealer for the pressure line from the pump to the control unit but besides that, everything was very easy and simple to do. I painted the kit besides the hoses and is barely noticeable as an aftermarket unit. I appreciate all the help and look forward to getting some work done around the farmstead. I am the 4th generation to have this tractor since it was new. My great grandfather owned the Ford Implement Dealership in Paynesville, MN and took this tractor straight off the trailer and into his personal shop. My grandfather used the tractor to farm. My father used it logging in college to build his log cabin in Northern Minnesota and originally I used the tractor to start my landscaping company in Fargo, ND. It was the only piece of equipment I had. After 6 years, it was time to retire her from landscaping (I have skid steers for that now) and restore it. All in all I am very happy and can’t believe I waited so long to do this.
Posted on 27 January 2015
I finally have the Ford up and running. It steers just as good as you said it would!
I’m excited to get to work with it. Thanks for your great kit and great support.
I found the largest challenge to be locating and creating the return manifold and filter mount.
I believe I re did it three times. The first time I couldn’t get the battery back in place.
I’m not proud of how the manifold turned out. It looks like something you might find in a Dr. Seuss book!
It does, however, work.
Thanks again! John Holderread
Posted on 05 December 2014
Hi Roland, just letting you know I finally got around to installing the power steering on the 300u and it works great. It’s like a whole different tractor and I just wanted to say thanks. Joe Martin