Tilted king-pin wheel
support brackets with needle roller mounted wheel axles.
Turf Tyre/Wheel Units.
complete drawing set for the Yard Tractor is available
from our Plans Order page
A pivoted timber front beam axle
is built-in which ensures all-wheel contact on uneven driving surfaces. The front
wheel axle supports are carried on tilted king pins to lessen
steering loads and reduce back loading into the steering column
in addition to providing a degree of self-straightening
The attached steering brackets form part of the Ackerman
steering geometry of the tractor. The wheel axles are supported
on needle roller bearings supported in hardwood housings. The
front wheels are conventional 16x650x8 turf tyre/wheel units.