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#1 Sergey

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:59 AM

Hello friends.
My boddy - Oleg Malakhov started to build Australian Mack ULTRALINER twin steering:
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Here is his Work In Progress: http://forum.autoins...pic.php?id=7813
Now he has a lack of information about twin steering mechanism.
Does anybody have photos of this Ultraliner feature to make clear how to scratch build it authentic?

#2 Jim B

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:06 AM

Twin steer Ultraliner? Don't see that every day!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:03 AM

Yes, Jim. I know. I guess I should make a request to Mack museum....

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:10 AM

It's worth a shot. They might have something.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:21 AM

Neat configuration.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:16 AM

Cool! Aussies have really neat trucks. No wonder truck modeling is popular down there.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

cool

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:24 AM

Oleg's skills are inspirational.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

Wow! He seems to be on the right track. I'm pretty sure that kfs does a steerable duel front axle kit.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hi, the 2 trucks in the pictures are here in New Zealand, the black one V8 powered and the other now has a series 60 Detroit under the cab. Post your email address or contact me on twb11@xtra.co.nz and I can send you some photos I took of a twin steer set up on one the same. It is of course right hand drive being a New Zealand version (also same as the Australian version). I can also send some scans of a road test and photos from a truck magazine from here in New Zealand as well. The twin steer Ultraliner was popular here in sleeper and day cab form.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:07 AM

I wish they had offered a kit Mack Ultraliner.. The resin cabs fall short.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:09 AM

Yes kfs do,do a twin steer kit that will work on this truck and many others.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:29 AM

I got to add New Zeland trucks in with Aussies as cool trucks.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

Build is very impressive.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:44 PM

the KFS twin steer kit is a nice set up but not as accurate as these guys are after.
They are very different set ups.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:13 PM

Also some scans from a New Zealand truck magazine of a road test of a 525HP sleeper cab 8x4 Ultraliner.
The steering box is mounted inside the chassis rail (right hand drive) and under cab air intakes were an option as well as verticle intakes mounted behind the cab and the same with exaust. These were verticle behind the cab or under chassis mounted.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

And some photos of the trucks these steering set ups are on.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

Not being familiar with this type of setup, what are the advantages to the twin steer? Is it an increase in manuverability or payload?

#20 fridge2538

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

Payload is the general reason for having twin steer set ups.