Jackson Power Steering is introducing a Front
Mounted Hydraulic System designed to give older tractors a live hydraulic
system that is reliable, strong and trouble free. The unit is designed
to look like front mounted tractor weights and actually adds less than
150 pounds weight to the front of the tractor. The unit holds a little
over 5 gallons of hydraulic oil. The 9 GPM Vane Pump is embedded into
the reservoir for protection and to allow the unit to be as compact (close)
to the tractor as possible. This unit is set up for the 2N, 9N, 8N Ford,
however, could also work with the NAA, 600 and 800 Series as well.
To fill the reservoir with hydraulic fluid, both the plugs are
removed and hydraulic fluid is poured into the large filler tube
until fluid comes out the fill hole on the upper left back side
of the unit.
The pump is embedded in
the reservoir. The pressure and return ports are located on the
upper right of the reservoir.
The drain plug is recessed
for protection and located to the bottom left portion of the
The flex-more coupling
is mounted inside the grill.
View of the pump shaft
and pressure / return ports.
View of the mount
Unit Mounted to Paul LeRoy's 8N
I wanted to update you on the front mounted hydraulic unit. I sold
the unit to Paul LeRoy. He mounted it on his 8N powering a New Paulson
Loader and a JPS power steering unit. I thought it would be interesting
to the readers to see the "rest of the story" as it were.
This was our first front mounted unit...and there was certainly a learning
curve, but in the end, it turned out well.
Paul and I are both very proud of his outstanding work on his 8N.
In the next few days, the pictures will be posted on my web site, and
in the farm show magazine later in the month.
As a result of Paul's help and feed
back, I built the third front mounted hydraulic unit of a different
and improved design. It's mounted it on a very, very hard working Ford
861. This Ford
tractor that will be used to to power a hydraulic powered grain
loader. Because of long stretches of use, I built the reservoir to hold ten gallons
of hydraulic oil...with a 11 gallon per minute vane pump inside. Also, I decided
to put the steering's priority flow valve on the inside along with the pump...so
it would be hidden, protected and out of the way. I decided to design and build
this tank with access to the pump from the top of the reservoir. It doesn't look
as appealing to the eye, but will be easy to work on if ever the need arises.
Anyway, this unit works much better then I ever expected. The hydraulics are
responsive and powerful. Not
an attractive tractor, but it is in perfect condition mechanically,
but just needs a paint job. Of course, it lives and works in the remote
Oklahoma Panhandle, called "No Man's Land" so what is the
point of paint? It runs well and the front mounted
hydraulic unit has the embedded pump as well as the priority flow divider
also power the steering unit. The hydraulic unit works perfectly, and
I am proud of it. Here are some pictures of "The Oklahoma Outlaw" as
refer to this wonderful
The next design is on the drawing table, actually the welding
table. It is going to be a power unit that can be adapted to many different
tractors. The customer would have the option to buy the tank...then
adapt it to his brand of tractor. The unit will be serviced from above...but
will be more pleasing to the eye. I can make it out of chrome diamond
plate. Many possibilities.
Best Wishes, Roland
Contact Roland Jackson for more details.
Jackson Power Steering
Route 2, Box 220
Jetmore, Kansas 67854