The construction sector demands the highest level of quality and performance, and without it many of the vehicles we see on construction sites today simply could not handle the rugged and demanding nature of these environments.
From loading shovels and dump trucks to other site specific vehicles, there’s no doubt that the steering system of the average construction vehicle is put under a significant level of stress. But with quality components, manufacturers can ensure reliable and robust steering systems, which will be able to withstand the harsh environments they will be used in.
What’s required for the steering system of a construction vehicle?
All steering systems must convert the rotation of the steering wheel to the road wheels they control; construction vehicles systems must go one step further and counter the adverse ground conditions and uneven terrain often present throughout construction sites.
There are many factors that must be taken into account when considering the requirements for the steering systems of vehicles used specifically by the construction industry, and as a leading manufacturer of steering and suspension ball joints, robustness, performance and driver safety are three elements that we take seriously when designing, developing and distributing the parts for all vehicles.
Why is this system different to those used in other sectors?
As we’ve touched on, the average construction vehicle has a variety of different challenges to face in comparison to vehicles servicing other industry sectors such as the bus and coach, truck, utility, specialist, off highway and military markets. Construction vehicles need robust handling to work in challenging conditions, while vehicles used by the emergency services require smooth handling that is finely tuned even at high speeds. Our in-depth knowledge of the steering and suspension systems, and our experience working with the world’s foremost construction and civil vehicle manufacturers, makes us the perfect partner for creating specialist components that meet the requirements of site vehicles of all shapes, sizes and uses.
At Pailton Engineering, we use the highest quality materials, the latest tools and techniques, and accredited design principles to ensure a steering system that is safe, purpose built and ultra-durable.