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CrawlerKing

Hydraulic Steering

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I'm looking for information about adding hydraulic steering to my 1800 pro-v tiller that has a 90 yamaha....looking for pros and cons why I should or shouldn't do this. I've heard there are different systems available, but not knowledgeable about the options. Any info is greatly appreciated.

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Engine Steer by Merten's is likely the system you are looking for. There are a couple of places in the metro that will install them. Last I checked around $1200 for the non-powered system. Mercury bought the powered version but I have heard there are still a few components left to build a powered set up.

-Pros, makes steering a tiller a breeze, easier on the body, I think safer running.

-Cons, cost, dealer install only (insurance), have heard of some issues in cold weather (fixed I believe).

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I have the Merten's power system on my 150 yam. and am completely impressed! I have total confidence with this system at any speed, lakes conditions etc. as dbl states merc. bought the power system but he was allowed to sell out what he had. I don't know if I am allowed say here who put mine on. With a 90 you may be able to get by with the the non power version

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It is great, with a 90 tiller it's well worth the cost

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