Load and/or Speed Sensing Power Steering for Medium and Heavy Trucks 852331
It is preferable that power steering permits “static park” and has a good “road Feel” when running. In order to permit “static park”, a large bore actuation cylinder with high flow pump is required. Such a method, however, has two defects, a loss power for driving a large volume pump and a poor “road feel”. Resolving these problems and achieving the above matters. Hino has developed a load sensing power steering system. This system, which employes two actuation cylinders controlled by means of a unique load sensing valve arrangement, is designed to permit use of only one cylinder for highway speeds and both cylinders during a static park maneuver.
When the system is combined with the preceding speed sensing power steering, “static park” is further facilitated and a tasty “road feel” is available in accordance with vehicle speed.