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Old 10-28-2003, 13:05   #1 (permalink)
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Question Hydraluic Streering Legality.

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Just wondering if any one knows what it takes to make Hydraluic Steering in a heavy vechale road legal???
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Re: Hydraluic Streering Legality.

Do you mean using a hydraulic ram? I once drove a tractor like that & you had to turn the wheel the opposite way to straighten up the wheels after a corner...
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Re: Hydraluic Streering Legality.

No, it has a steering box just as normal. Much like what is used in the early model Honda Prelude. For some reason we keep getting pulled of the road as the cops keep saying that it's illegal to have hydraluic 4 wheel steering. Even though we have been driving these since 1989. Any ideas how to get arround this by using ideas that have been used in other cars. We have real good engineers working on it that should be able to make just about anything. So even the smallest suggestion will help.
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Re: Hydraluic Streering Legality.

What sort of vehicle? To be road legal, I thought the steering system still had to have a mechanical link, so hydraulic assist is fine, full hydrostatic is not. ( I assume you mean road legal at highway speeds, as opposed to registering a tractor.)
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Old 10-29-2003, 13:25   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Hydraluic Streering Legality.

It's a custom build for a contracting buisness. It's based on a land cruiser chassis and is 4wd. It does weigh 3 ton so I don't know if that makes too much of a difference but it's deffinatly not a tractor. It's been road leagal since 1989 and hasn't had any trouble getting certed until now for some reason. It has always been registered to travel at 80kph which is the speed limit for heavy traffic over here. Now we've been told it has now suddenly become illegal to drive it on the road .
I'm pretty sure it is hydraulic assisted but I'll check it out for you.
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