Mack Ultraliner twin steering mechanism

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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.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.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?

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

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

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

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Neat configuration.

Tim

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

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cool

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Oleg's skills are inspirational.

Tim

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Wow! He seems to be on the right track. I'm pretty sure that kfs does a steerable duel front axle kit.

Ben

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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.

Edited by fridge2538

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

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

Rich

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

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Build is very impressive.

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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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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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And some photos of the trucks these steering set ups are on.

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Edited by fridge2538

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

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

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Just amazing!

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Glad I could help, just checked out the updates. Wow that is fantastic detail, going to be amazing when he is finished.

Let me know if you need any more information. The right hand side at the front of the frame has the parts of the gear shift mechanism as well which is what the other rods in the photos are for as seen in the photos of the red day cab truck.

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