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Caterpillar Forklift Steering Valves are vital parts of power steering systems. There are 2 kinds of power steering systems. They are hydraulic system and electric system. Steering gear of forklift consists of 2 chambers by a piston, sealed and adjoined with rack. The application of returning fluid from the reservoir of high pressured hydraulic fluids does the steering.
The hydraulic power steering has pinion gear, hydraulic control valve, hydraulic piston, rack housing and hydraulic pressure. Hydraulic control valve is situated just over pinion gear. It converts the steering force into torsion and hydraulic force. The spool bar rotates with the torsion bar rotation. The rotation amount depends upon the torsional force, given by the operator. Hydraulic lines would have the same pressure on both sides if zero torsional force is given on the steering wheel. Depending on the spool valve turning, the hydraulic lines high pressure fluids will vary.
The most frequent problem of power steering is fluid leaking or broken belt. Extensive usage can burst the fluid hose or fail the drive belt. If the steering seems heavy or unworkable, there is a leak problem. The leaking may occur in joint areas. Steering valves have 3 pieces of seals. All of them must be lubricated to keep an intact seal.
Caterpillar forklift steering valves usually do not fail. If they do, they are replaceable. While replacing, clean all the parts and then reassemble them. The valve must be sealed properly to seal any fluid leaks.
If the valves are corroded or broken, they should be immediately replaced. Solid Lift Parts Inc. identifies the valve needed for your caterpillar forklift model. So, contact today to get yourself the right items, right away!
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