Posted on 05 December 2016
I’ve attached some pictures in case you are interested. The picture of the whole tractor was taken some time before I started putting on the power steering, and the others show how I ended up mounting the flow controller.
I came to appreciate the engineering you put into the system, as all the parts fit and the steering action couldn’t be better. I hope to get a lot of use out of it for the next couple of decades.
Posted on 31 October 2016
Last year, Andy Deterding of Andy Deterding Ag Aviation (http://andydeterdingagaviation.com
) contacted me about using one of my JPS hydrostatic steering units to maneuver a truck mounted loading spout so he could safely fill his crop dusting airplanes with dry fertilizer. This would be Andy’s fifth fertilizer loading unit that he has built….the first using the JPS hydrostatic steering control unit to maneuver the truck’s loading spout.
He was building what he called a “Loader” which consisted of a truck mounted with a dry Fertilizer tank, used to quickly and easily load fertilizer into a crop spraying plane. He wanted to make the loading spout maneuverable so he wouldn’t risk damage when backing the nurse truck up to the plane during the filling process.
So after he and I discussing the possibilities, he decided to move forward with the project in which he was successful in building. I am attaching pictures of the loader truck, he and his crew built using the JPS hydrostatic steering control unit. And also a video of the loading process from nurse truck to crop dusting airplane.
This year, Andy decided to build another loader truck, so he contacted me for a JPS Hydrostatic Steering Control Unit with steering components.
One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is thinking out of the box to build useful products by adapting them with the steering components that I have. I think you will agree that Andy came up with a novel idea to safely fill his crop dusting airplanes!
Posted on 13 May 2016
I just finished installing my power steering unit, and I just wanted to express my gratitude. The system worked just as you said it would, and I really enjoy the power steering. Thank your your time.
Posted on 13 April 2016
I sent you some pictures of the tractor we rebuilt. Once again great product. Thanks to you and all your staff.
Posted on 12 January 2016
Here are a couple shots of my 1300 Ford blowing snow. We are about 4 feet behind normal snowfall at this point-still have had over 3 feet. The power steering unit you made for my tractor works extremely well. It might just save my shoulder from surgery. If you don’t mind, I will give you website to our local tractor place – they could not find any ps units from their sources.
You have made my tractor enjoyable again.
Skandia, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
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,