As well as components for power steering systems, Hydrosteer have a range of steering wheels. These are stocked in component form and we assemble as required to suit the various hub spline styles used by US truck manufacturers. VIP steering wheel styles range from the standard black plastic two spoke to the four spoke wood rim wheel.
A steering wheel is often considered to last the life of a truck , however in reality it is just like any other component and does wear out with use.
Remember, the steering wheel is the interface between the driver and the truck and must be comfortable offering good grip in order that the driver can safely control the vehicle.
Steering wheels are often used for a grip as the driver hoists themselves into the cab, and in time the cover on the wheel may begin to loosen or the spokes may fatigue causing premature failure.
Since almost all heavy trucks are fitted with power steering the steering wheel diameter is being reduced from 20″ ( 508mm) to 18″ (457mm) on later model trucks.
If the vehicle has a 20″ wheel the driver can get a little more room by changing steering wheels to an 18″.
To find out more about the range and technical information on steering wheels check out our products page.