IMPLEMENT AND STEERING HYDRAULIC SYSTEM CONTINUED
Counterbalance Valve (Steering)
The counterbalance valve (Figure 20, Item 1) is attached to the steering motor which is located below the
Figure 20. Counterbalance Valve (Steering) Location.
The counterbalance valve is used in order to keep the steering motor under the operator's control during
overspeed steering load conditions. An overspeed condition exists when the machine is working in conditions that
involve an underfoot side slope and the fast track drawbar pull is lower than the slow track. This decreased pull
causes feedback torque through the steering gears that are attempting to turn the steering motor faster than the
demand of the steering control valve.