How could it be even easier to steer a truck? Linde Material Handling showed the Linde Steer Control system at its customer event, World of Material Handling (WoMH). Behind the name is a new electro-hydraulic steering system that doesn't need a traditional steering wheel. Instead, there is an armrest for the driver's arm to rest on. The truck is controlled with your left hand, either by a mini steering wheel or a joystick that is built into the truck. Because of these extra options, work in the truck is less stressful, and the driver can stay focused and get more done for a longer time. Looking ahead, this means that the automated counterweight tractor has met another essential need.
The driver's workplace, the truck, is essential because it links the driver and the machine. For the truck to work as well as it can, the driver must be able to use it efficiently, quickly, and without much trouble. "With the Linde Steer Control system, we've kept improving the Linde truck's advanced way of operating, which includes double pedals and Linde Load Control. Now, the driver can put both of their arms on the armrests. The right-hand controls the stand and forks, and the left-hand turns the truck around corners. Magnus Svensson, a product specialist for counterbalance forklifts, says, "This way, we can further reduce body movements and take the load off the driver." He adds, "What has already been proven in excavators, cranes, rail vehicles, and airplanes could be found increasingly in industrial trucks in the future and become the industry standard."