Yes... another video from Sariel...
This time, a mastless Power Functions Forklift.
His design, features:
- 4x PF M-Motors
- 2x PF XL-Motors
- 1x Linear Actuator
- 1x PF Switch (Pole Reverser)
- Full independent suspension
- Rear axle drive
- Remotely raising boom
- Remotely tilt fork
- ...and most surprisingly it features 4WS with both normal and a crab steering modes
- Steering modes switchable remotely
For more details, see the respective gallery at Paul's BS folder.
Note about Crab steering: Crab steering is a feature of 4x4x4 wheel drive vehicles. It was created to allow construction equipment such as backhoes easy movement throughout construction sites. With crab steering, the front and rear wheels of the machine are able to move in opposite directions. It can turn the wheels in the same direction, enabling the machine to move sideways, a feature suited for tight corners and buildings with limited space.