The term ‘commercial vehicles’ covers a wide range of vehicles including those that are used for the emergency services, buses, coaches, specialist utility, construction and military. All components used in these vehicles have to be strong, robust, reliable and safe, which is why commercial vehicle manufacturers around the world rely on Pailton to manufacture and supply their steering systems.
Nowhere are these criteria more important than for steering systems used in military vehicles. A military vehicle can be deployed anywhere in the world and so has to be able to cope with extremes of temperatures as well as extremes of terrains. From the cold, mountainous regions of places like the Balkans or Afghanistan, to the hot, sandy conditions of countries in the Middle East, or rough, dry terrain of Africa, military vehicles need to offer exceptional reliability.
Whether it is an isolated village waiting for vital aid packages to reach them, or troops in the middle of a war zone waiting for much-needed equipment or reinforcement, they all depend on the reliability of the vehicles getting those supplies through to them.
Military vehicles come in a range of types and sizes. All-terrain trucks, cargo trucks, combat vehicles, armoured patrol vehicles, tanks etc. all have their own set of particular requirements when it comes to steering systems. Manufacturers of military vehicles cannot rely on a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to the steering system. Pailton understands the intricacies of each and every type of vehicle and so are able to design and engineer bespoke steering systems specially made for a particular type of vehicle.
In addition, we thoroughly test all steering systems and components at our purpose-built in-house testing facility to ensure that they are fit for purpose before they leave our engineering facility. Every component, right down to the ball joints, are tested for durability, reliability, strength and many more requirements. Because of this approach, we know that our products will deliver exceptional performance when it matters most.
Please browse our website for further information on our bespoke steering systems and components for military and other commercial vehicles.