Patent Number: 7,954,572

Title: Steering system for tracked vehicles

Abstract: A steering system for tracked vehicles having two brake circuits which is activated after a failure of the primary steering mechanism. The steering system includes a steering switch (L) that can be controlled by a steering axle which, in the event of primary steering system failure, acts upon the brakes of the vehicle in such a manner that rotation of the steering axle results in a braking action upon a track on the inside of a curve.

Inventors: Sorg; Johannes (Ravensburg, DE), Walter; Bruno (Tettnang, DE), Amann; Notker (Friedrichshafen, DE), Januschevski; Robert (Tettnang, DE)

Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG

International Classification: B62D 11/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-07 0:00:00