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STEER AXLES AND USING LINEAR ACTUATORS OR HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS
« on: November 29, 2018, 08:43:34 AM »
Hello Everyone,

Please has anyone worked with steer axles for either converter dollies or trailers.

I am working on a project where i have to mount an actuator (hydraulic or electric) to the beam of my steer axle and use integrated controls to steer the axle under payload of about 18000kg.
The entire vehicle  bearing the steer axle is a tandem configuration of 1 steer and 1 dumb axle, each weighing 9000kg. I can provide pictures of axles in consideration.

What do i consider in specking the actuator to ensure it would be well equipped with the force to turn the axle drums. I calculated a kingpin torque of 16300lb/in and cylinder force of 1400lb. How close am i to being on the right path. Any form of help would be appreciated.








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