We distribute an extensive selection of CATERPILLAR FORKLIFT STEERING AXLE parts for all makes and models. We ship directly from various warehouses located all over North America to provide the fastest shipping at the most affordable prices.
Steering Axle plays an important role to keep your forklift vehicle in line. In caterpillar forklift engine, we use pinions and a rack steering system. The steer house rotates and it controls the pinion gear. When the steering gear rotates, it turns the pinion gear & the pinion sweeps the rack and this pinion gear motion transmitted to the rack to convert it into linear motion. Using a rack and pinion mechanism helps the steering wheel to have a complete steering feel in the case of a large force of feedback.
Generally, bearing and bushing are situated in the mounting section where the axle is located. On the other hand, forklift steering axle connects with hydraulic cylinders which are connected with vertical pivot. In the assembly of steering, a bearing inside the wheel allows the gear to rotate.
Besides, the steering axle uses needle bearing which sweep inside the axle. This is important to reduce frictions and increase the tolerance, resulting longevity of the steering axle. The using of friction reducing bearing allows eliminating the usual steering fault, and gives an optimum feedback.
Nowadays, new systems are being adopted to make steering smoother and swifter. Most of the newer models are using collapsible column, which absorbs the impact. Also, these models adopt reduced weight rib design where longevity and improved strength also being focused.
Solid Lift Parts Inc. has a good collection of steering axle for all models of caterpillar forklifts at reasonable costs. So, contact your parts specialist to get you the right part, right away!
Caterpillar Forklift Steering Axle Photos
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