Hydrosteer are the premier manufacturer and supplier of truck, bus and commercial vehicle drag links in the Asia Pacific region.
Hydrosteers drag links are made to OEM standards, typically with replaceable tie rod ends or drag link ends, application dependent. The range includes drag links to suite the majority of makes and models of truck and commercial vehicles. Hydrosteer also have a make to sample option for the hard to get drag links contact us to discuss as well as a re-engineering option to convert your vehicle to use a draglink with commonly available ends.
Hydrosteer drag links are manufactured to exacting standards and Hydrosteer are often the source for original equipment manufacturers.
Typically Hydrosteer drag links are designed with replaceable tie rod ends / drag link ends, reducing maintenance costs over the life of the vehicle. Hydrosteer draglinks have been proven in the field to handle tough Australian conditions and they are covered by our 12 month unlimited kilometer warranty.
Not only do Hydrosteer have drag links to suit the majority of truck (s) we can also custom make a drag link to suit your vehicle. We also offer an upgrade service to modify a vehicle to suit drag link ends which are commonly available further reducing maintenance costs.
Which Vehicles do Hydrosteer have Draglinks for.
Hydrosteer have drag links for a wide range of truck and commercial vehicles. If it is not available we will make to a sample. Our range is expanding daily and it is allways worth a call.
Hydrosteer can supply drag links to suit the vast majority of North American / Australian manufactured trucks including Kenworth, Iveco, Mack, Western Star etc.
Our range of European drag links and sway bar links is growing daily. We have products which fit Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Scania, DAF, MAN and Renault to name a few.
Our newest range of drag links have been developed to suit Japanese trucks, this includes Hino, Isuzu, UD and Mitsubishi.
Why are drag links important?
Drag links have a significant influence on the performance of the vehicles steering system, worn or damaged drag link ends can be the root cause of many steering system problems including darting and wandering. When replacing a drag link it is critical to reset the steering gear plungers. Refer to resetting the plungers for more information.
Drag links are important in steering systems because they provide adjustment allowing the centering of the steering gear. On certain vehicles drag links allow for steering column optimization reducing driver effort and improving vehicle drivability.
They are also often identified during a roadworthy inspection as requiring replacement. With a Hydrosteer drag link with replaceable drag link ends this is a cost effective easy process.
What’s the difference between a drag link ends and a tie rod ends?
The critical difference between a drag link end and tie rod end is the available angular travel of the tapered pin. Drag link applications typically require more travel than tie rod applications, checkout our article on the differences for the details.