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steering ram

Post by TEZB » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:23 pm

hi, got a 1200 with a leaking p.a.s. steering ram, question is are seal kit's available for these ram,s,

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Re: steering ram

Post by Berk » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:25 pm Seems to have it (part: 962555)

Might find it elsewhere mind.

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Re: steering ram

Post by ollek » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:09 pm

962555 is the seal kit for the hydrostatic steering cylinder fitted to 885, 990, 995, 996, 1210 and 1212 tractors. The OP have said he has a p.a.s. steering and his tractor is a 1200. PAS means power assisted steering and the two cylinders and their function are completely different. A 962555 seal kit do not fit a PAS steering. To my knowledge the seal kit for as PAS is not available anymore.

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Re: steering ram

Post by joeproctor » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:20 pm

there is a spurious ram that can be adapted to fit though!

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Re: steering ram

Post by Gard » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:58 pm

I rebuilt the PAS on a 990 many years ago, I do not remember all the details but pretty sure I brought the cleaned up bits to the local hydraulic repair shop and they set me up with what I needed for a reasonable price. Parker has an O-ring catalog that has the gland dimensions for each size O-ring so sometimes I work backward from that. Some other seals I have gotten from the local Case IH dealer for a slightly higher price. If you can find seals to fit your cylinder is is probably better than trying to adapt something else.

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Re: steering ram

Post by TEZB » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:51 pm

thank you all for the replies, I think it may be a case of dismantle it and see what seal's are wanted.

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Re: steering ram

Post by manxmac » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:02 am

Similar PAS rams were used very extensively on the 7.5 ton range of light HGV vehicles, small tipper trucks etc. There must be a catalogue listing the dimensions available.

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Re: steering ram

Post by bedwards1966 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:55 pm

A good seal/bearing supplier should have no difficulty identifying and providing the required seals, I've yet to find a ram my local place can't do although they may not be in stock, so it may take a couple of days to actually get them.

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Re: steering ram

Post by TEZB » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:44 pm

The ram is leaking out of the front ball joint so I don't have to pull the rod out, I did pull one apart many year's ago but cannot remember if they have round section O ring's or square section ring's.

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