Basic Steering Gear Operation
The steering gear is at the heart of a power steering system on a heavy vehicle. Perhaps it should be described as the “muscle” of the system because it converts and magnifies the mechanical input from the steering wheel with the assistance of the hydraulics into movement of the steer wheels.
To help demystify the basic steering gear operation, with the permission of R.H. Sheppard Company Inc. we have been able to provide a short video.
This video provides insight’s to the construction and basic steering gear operation of a steering gear for a heavy vehicle. Although based on the R.H. Sheppard M series steering gear the concepts apply to the majority of heavy vehicle steering gear brands.