Steering components and systems

  • Overview
  • Product range
  • Related applications
  • Related solutions
  • Case studies
  • News
Danfoss Power Solutions steering innovation

Over 50 years of steering innovation

We 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, we developed the first generation of electro-hydraulic 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.

Product range

Performance. Safety. Comfort.

We promise a precision performance where the operator’s safety and comfort are always up front. No matter what the application.
Our range covers two-wheel, four-wheel or articulated steering, GPS auto-steering, steer-by-wire and joystick or other electrically controlled steering − giving the light, smooth machine management operators prefer.

Related applications

  • Agriculture
    Agriculture

    Farmers need agricultural machines that deliver the same high productivity every season. Hydraulic solutions from Danfoss ensure world-class performance from each machine, and a comfortable, stress-free working environment for their operators.

  • Construction
    Construction

    Space is limited on construction sites, and there are people working everywhere. Contractors need machines that can safely maneuver in a tight spot. At the same time they still need to be powerful enough to get the job done. At Danfoss, we deliver the components, software, and controls that enable your machines to run safely, efficiently and effectively.

  • Crane and material handling
    Crane and material handling

    Cranes and other large handling machines are required to operate within very specific load ranges. Danfoss provides pressure transmitters that supply load limiting systems with crucial data, safeguarding your equipment, your load, and your operator.

  • Hydraulic solutions for forestry machines
    Forestry

    Rough, sloping terrain and cramped working conditions call for robust and reliable forestry machines. We make sure you can manage everything from cutting trees and transport to preparing the forest floor for replanting. We have the smart hydraulic solutions your machines need for precise and efficient forestry operations.

  • Heavy machinery
    Heavy machinery

    Think about the heaviest challenges in the open mining, road building and construction industry. Tasks such as cutting through rock or the Arctic permafrost; compacting thick layers of hot asphalt. As well as lifting huge, prefabricated wall panels into place.

  • Lawn and turf
    Lawn and turf

    Lawn and turf machines must adapt to their surroundings and the season – becoming sweepers or snow blowers as required. At Danfoss, we make hydraulic solutions to provide that flexibility and ensure safe and efficient operation.

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.

  • Joystick steering
    Joystick steering

    Danfoss continues to lead the way with advanced, electrohydraulic joystick steering solutions. These offer design flexibility for you, superior machine controllability and performance for your customers.

  • 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
    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.

Case studies

  • Operator comfort and productivity
    Improving operator comfort and productivity

    At Danfoss, we’re partnering with our OEM customers and distributors to reinvent how operators interact with machines. This helps increasing productivity and comfort.

News

  • 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.

  • Eric Alstöm presenting Danfoss and DPS to our new colleagues
    Danfoss acquires Hydraulik Nord Fluidtechnik to further invest in the steering of tomorrow
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Today, Danfoss has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Hydraulik Nord Fluidtechnik, a well-established supplier of hydraulic steering solutions based in Parchim in Germany.