Superior machine controllability
To improve operator sightlines and precision — and give them a more comfortable cab experience — joystick steering has increasingly become a popular preference. Danfoss continues to lead the way with advanced, electrohydraulic joystick steering solutions that offer design flexibility for you, and superior machine controllability and performance for your customers.
By removing the steering column, your cab design flexibility is limitless. You can incorporate a single joystick for steering or implement two used for steering and multiple work functions. This allows operators to completely utilize the machine with their hands and wrists which simplifies operation, decreases fatigue, improves visibility and gives them better control of their machine.
At Danfoss Application Development Centers, we can work with you to design, test and implement the right joystick steering solution for your machines. Our JS1-H family of heavy-duty joysticks includes a wide portfolio of ergonomically designed, modular components that are fully compliant with the PLUS+1® toolbox. PLUS+1® compliance gives you simple and seamless integration into your machine control system, helping you get to market fast.
In off-highway applications like road grading, harvesting crops, and lifting a load with a crane, an open line of sight is fundamental to getting the job done right — and done safely. Joystick steering is an option that can significantly improve operator sightlines in machine cabs.
Four-wheel steering is one example of how Danfoss is at the forefront of machine versatility. This helps customers getting the most out of their equipment. This electrohydraulic steering system allows operators to manually adjust the steering mode. This allows to best match machine performance to the task at hand.
Electrohydraulic steering evolution
Danfoss began producing hydrostatic steering units back in the 1960s. Since then we have introduced many new variants, adapting to both market and regulatory needs. In early 2000, Danfoss developed the first generation of electrohydraulic steering products to fit a wide range of machine types. With GPS automatic steering, variable steering ratio and joystick steering, we made it possible to help customers increase their productivity and comfort.