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Remote Pickup Steering
Russ McPherson, Invercargill, needed a way to steer his pickup from the back of his pickup when feeding hay to cattle. He simply mounted a steering wheel on a post in the stake pockets just behind the cab and ran a shaft from there to the steering wheel. He has permanently mounted a connecting plate in the center of the wheel so, that when he needs to remote steer, he simply hooks up the remote steering shaft fitted with a U-joint. To operate he puts the truck in low gear, sets the throttle on low and hops out and up onto the back of the truck. It's moving slow enough so he can easily get down and back into the driver's seat when he needs to stop. Hand-operated brake and clutch could also easily be rigged up, he notes.

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5