ETS (Electronic Trailer Steering) is a steering system for one or two trailer axles without any mechanical connection between the kingpin and the axles. The chassis design can therefore be simpler, without the need of turntables. More info: https://www.v-s-e.nl
BPW Self-Steering Axle LL: Better through the bends
The LL self-steering axle is the economic miracle of all the BPW axles. It
shows off its strengths particularly when tight manoeuvring is required in
delivery and distribution haulage. Thanks to its greater manoeuvrability on
corners and when making turns, you benefit from more straightforward
vehicle handling, less tyre wear and lower fuel consumption - over a
mileage of 100,000 kilometres that adds up to the impressive amount of
approx. 1,000 litres of fuel and more than 4 tyres per vehicle. Just work
that out for your entire fleet!
15.65m Longer Semi Trailer turning within EU Legal Turning Circles
The Muldoon 15.65m Longer Semi-Trailer demonstrates how easily it turns
within the current EU Legal Turning Circles. This Longer Semi-Trailer is
the only trailer in the UK which currently has a Vehicle Special Order from
DOE Northern Ireland for testing purposes on UK roads.
Elphinstone Easysteer PBS Payloader Self Steering Suspension
Elphinstone Engineering have released a whole new suspension system
utilising Performance Based Standards (PBS) to gain an additional 4 tonne
payload on a general access vehicle. Self Steering, High Stability, Very
Low Tyre Wear and less Damage to roads while allowing longer load lengths.
This suspension system can be utilised for Tankers, Side Tippers, Container
Side Loaders and many other vehicles that can benefit from additional
Linde built steering axles
All 1401 series trucks share the same Linde designed and manufactured
steering axle. In many applications the steering axles fitted to
counter-balanced fork-lift-trucks take a tremendous pounding. Especially
when trucks run empty at high speeds, steering axles are typically
subjected to high load moments due to the mass of the truck counterweight.
When you add marginal or downright poor surface conditions to the equation
it gets much worse. Such abusive conditions often result in extreme impact
forces acting on the entire steering axle assembly. Steering axles are
typically at the top of the list of truck components requiring the highest
level of maintenance. Therefore, it behooves the manufacturers to design
and install steering axles which are capable of withstanding massacre duty
environments and truck applications, yet this is often not the case.
No one in the material handling equipment industry manufactures more rugged
steering axles than Linde. As a matter of fact, Linde pioneered the
concept of shock mounting axles in our industry, and introduced the very
first shock-mounted steering axles to the industry way back in the 1940's.
Today, every single Linde counterbalanced truck utilizes shock-mounted
steering axles, relying on dual front and rear, high-density neoprene axle
mounting blocks. Shock-mounting not only gives the steering axle the best
possible chance to survive over the long run, it also eliminates all
required axle mounting maintenance procedures. Gone are the mounting
bushings and the grease required to keep them intact. Our huge flexible
mounting blocks are installed for the life of the truck, with absolutely no
required axle mounting maintenance procedures.
Yet this is only the beginning of our story. Shock mounting is huge, but
not the only important factor in ensuring a long axle life. The following
items also play a big role in determining overall steering axle life on
1. Axle-beams: Are you willing to rely on a fabricated beam-style axle or
would you prefer an over-sized high-grade ductile casting? Linde trucks
only utilize high-grade ductile steel axle castings. This type of
construction eliminates potential weak points in the axle beams such as
2. Steering cylinder: Best bet is to use a massive double-acting steering
cylinder design. Nothing beats size here in order to promote component
3. Steering linkage: Many axles are designed with long tubular and
threaded steering links, a bad idea. These linkages tend to fail in tough
applications and require frequent adjustments plus grease to compensate for
wear and tear. A better approach is to rely on short, solid-steel, forged
axle links. These forgings require no maintenance, other than regular
grease, and do not deform. Long-term they provide flawless steering
geometry contributing towards longer tire life and safer operating
4. Kingpin assemblies: Once again, size does matter, plus the type of
bearings used play a big role in overall axle life expectancy. Are you
willing to settle for small diameter ball or needle bearings or do you want
large diameter Timken tapered roller bearings in the top and bottom
sections of your kingpin assemblies? The Linde 1401 series steering axle
is only available with large diameter Timken tapered roller bearings.
These types of bearings offer maximum surface contact area, helping them to
more completely absorb and effectively dissipate impact forces traveling up
from the steering tires and wheels, then through the steering axle. Add a
total of eight axle assembly grease points and you end up with simply the
best steering axle design in the industry.
5. Close-up axle inspection: Finally, make sure that your steering axle
incorporates lots of grease-zerks, and take the time to inspect and measure
the size of all steering axle components before you sign on the dotted
line. This could help you avoid a lot of aggravation and save you a lot of
money down the road.