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Joystick steering

Joystick steering

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.

Superior machine controllability

To improve operator sightlines and precision, joystick steering has increasingly become a popular preference. Giving them a more comfortable cab experience. Danfoss continues to lead the way with advanced, electrohydraulic joystick steering solutions. These 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. This 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. These are fully compliant with the PLUS+1® toolbox. PLUS+1® compliance gives you simple.

Complete steering system solutions

Complete steering system solutions

A comprehensive Danfoss steering subsystem solutions overview, including great insights on key applications.

Related solutions

  • All-wheel steering
    All-wheel steering

    All-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. Electrohydraulic steering system enables operators to manually adjust the steering mode, allowing them to best match machine performance to the task at hand.

  • Auto-guided steering system
    Auto-guided steering system

    To remain competitive in today’s agricultural equipment market, OEMs are offering satellite-based, automatic steering solutions.

  • Quick steering
    Quick steering

    The ability to customize a machine’s steering ratio gives operators added precision while keeping them in ultimate control. At Danfoss, we call this dynamic steering ratio adjustment “quick steering.”

  • Steer-by-wire

    Our fail-safe steer-by-wire solutions allow you to remove the steering column. You can then replace it with smaller, precise steering mechanisms such as a joystick or mini-wheel.

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Case stories


  • Steering for speed!
    Steering for speed!
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Danfoss Power Solutions with a new interactive steering portfolio e-book to help further accelerate time-to-market for our customers.

  • New electrohydraulic Steering knowledge center
    New electrohydraulic Steering knowledge center
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    Danfoss Electrohydraulic Steering made easy. An online platform with free digital tools and resources to get faster configurations for your electrohydraulic steering system solutions.

  • Danfoss expands line of modern, durable displays with 10- and 12-inch options
    Danfoss expands line of modern, durable displays with 10- and 12-inch options
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    We are adding larger screen options to our new family of displays designed to bring modern features and extreme durability to the mobile off-highway cab experience. The DM1000 (with a 10-inch display) and the DM1200 (with a 12-inch display) series displays join the DM430E series display, adding new high-end features to the DM display line.