HTM20 Ackermann Steering

HTM20 Ackermann Steering

This novel apparatus consists of a complete model Ackerman linkage mounted on a flat board. The symmetrical linkage system consists of track rods and stub axles all linked with flexible joints. The whole system can be pivoted left to right by hand.

The linkage system is fully adjustable so that the Ackerman angles can be varied. The length of the track rods may be altered to demonstrate the effect of mal-adjustment or accident damage. Stub axle displacement is measured by protractor scales with pointers.

A comprehensive instruction manual for lecturer and student, giving full details on apparatus assembly and operation as well as example results. All necessary assembly and operational tools are provided.

HTM20 Ackermann Steering
  • Variable length track rods
  • Protractors for stub angle displacement
  • King pin spacing approximately 558mm
  • Steering lock angle ±40°, scale graduations 0.5°
  • Split track rod length adjustable
  • Steering rod made of aluminium and steel, finished
  • Comprehensive instruction manual provided
  • 2 year warranty
  • To demonstrate how the Ackerman angles are determined for a steering system
  • To determine variations in toe-out on turns caused by track mal-adjustment
  • To determine variations in toe-out on turns caused by accident damage