Nowadays, most existing vehicles are using the two wheel steering system to control the movement of the vehicle whether it is front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. But due to the awareness of safety, four wheel steering vehicles are being used increasingly, since they are also known for their high performance and stability.
In standard two-wheel steering vehicles, the rear wheels do not play any role in association with the steering and follow the path of the front wheels. In four wheels steering the wheels can be rotated either left or right as per the requirements. Rear wheels can be rotated in same direction as the front or in opposite direction. The four-wheel system is designed to function in 3 modes namely, in-phase rotation, counter-phase rotation and zero rotation.
The steering systems are designed to give the best control designed for the vehicle. The vehicles are designed with steering control to the front wheels or in certain cases steering control is given to the rear wheels.
The dual axle steering system shows the working of different motion of wheels with respect to various turning arrangements. The machine consist of 3 different steering arrangements i.e. neutral phase, negative phase & positive phase.
In neutral phase only the front wheels either runs in the right or left direction and the rear wheel are the followers of the front wheels. In the negative phase, both front and rear axles move in the opposite direction relative to each other. In the positive phase, both the axle front and rear move in the same direction relative to each other. Here we need to lift the shifter and place into the respective slot for the required motion.
- Wheels & Shaft
- Connecting Rods
- Supporting frame
- Rack and Pinion
- Steering wheel
- Jokey shifter
- Mounts and Joints
- Vehicle Chassis