UK & Ireland agents for
Unrivalled experience in the production of steering systems
Full technical back-up
Simple system with fewer wear items
High commonality of parts (e.g. bearings and hydraulic cylinders)
Remote DIN hydraulic fittings and control valves
Normal easy to obtain H15 hydraulic oil
In excess of 100 systems now in use in UK
Heavy duty 18 tonne capacity front turntable
Gives over twice the steering angle of a self steer
Works equally as well when reversing
Choice of Front Unit Mounting
Command Steering for Trailers.
It can be seen from the diagrams that the addition of the command steered axle reduces the effective wheelbase of
the trailer, thereby increasing the inner radius that the trailer follows so reducing the amount of "cut-in".
ESVE, Based in Lichtenvoorde, Holland are the originators of the command steer systems found on many trailers today, both in the UK and in Europe.
Their first trailer steering systems was made in 1970, following by the first fully hydraulic system in 1975. Since then over 400 units have been delivered to many satisfied customers.
ESVE sold its first units in the UK in 1993 and now has more than 100 in operation with operators such as Wincanton, Robert Wiseman, Turners, Shell, Esso, Express Dairies and many others choosing to use their system.
The ESVE command steer systems is a simple, dual closed circuit displacement design, comprising of a front unit containing the hydraulic rams, whose movement is transferred from the rotating turntable via a vee-block which mates with the open vee of the tractor unit 5th wheel coupling.
As the hydraulic rams move in or out, the hydraulic fluid displaced causes a corresponding movement at the steering cylinders connecting the rear axles.
WHERE DO WE COME IN?
ITS can quote for the supply of the standard EB18 system for single axle steering in either single, tandem and tridem configurations or the BS2F system which will steer 2 axles in either tandem or tridem configurations.
Alternatively, bespoke systems, incorporating non-linear steering characteristics, multiple steering axles (1, 2 or 3) and remote steering control can be supplied. Four different front mountings are available to suit most trailer builders.
Systems can be fitted to most axle types such as ROR-Meritor, SAF, BPW and Gigant. In addition, ITS stock the full range of ESVE spare parts.