TD for distribution transport

TD Mechanical Steering System

The TD steering arrangement is a mechanical system which is used primarily in distribution transport. This system steers the rear axle of a one, two or three axle trailer.

The TD steering system allows the operator to make more efficient use of his trailer through improved manoeuvrability, making inner city deliveries easier and providing the ability to negotiate small roundabouts on urban roads.

Savings on

  • Amount of runs due to larger vehicle
  • Time, through better manoeuvrability
  • Fuel consumption
  • Tyre wear
  • Accessibility
  • Vehicle damage

Steering principle

While making a turn, the movement between the truck and trailer is transmitted by the fifth wheel plate, locked into the fifth wheel coupling by the steering wedge. The steering bar transmits this steering motion directly and without any play to the axle mounting frame.