Load sensed steering systems have proven themselves as a method of energy conservation in the present and will continue to be in the future. Not all vehicle systems lend themselves to load sense steering. When considering a hydrostatic steering system all the design parameters must be evaluated. First, it must be determined if a load sense system is the optimum steering system and then the best suited load sense system for the application must be chosen. This paper deals with some of the criteria for choosing a hydrostatic steering system and will look at various types of load sense steering systems.