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Some of our carriages are installed Delayed Steering Mechanism (System) which improves the turning/steering at a fast speed typically seeing in Marathon driving competition. Delayed steering may help reduce the risk of hitting obstacles or corns and smooth the turn at tightened corners. Many people called us to ask about how the delayed steering works.  We use the following diagrams to show you the how.  Note:  with or without delayed steering system is up to customers' choice. Only depending on how you get used to work with your equine(s) and carriage.  Shall any customer has any questions and comments on the Delayed Steering System, please email  us. Thanks!

The top diagram shows a 4-wheel cart has no delayed steering mechanism installed. Front wheels/Axle turns the same angle as shaft does.

The bottom diagram shows front wheel has delayed steering mechanism installed and how it works.

With a delayed steering mechanism. shaft and splinter bar are separated but are tied together at point S . Then a second or shaft turning circle center D in red is introduced. Adding a mechanical connection to hold shaft from S to D.  It will control shaft's turning around only towards to circle center D. See left part of diagram. When an equine makes shaft to turn to its left, the shaft and splinter bar connecting point S moves away from original driving direction center line (in green) to left. S point on splinter bar is moved the same distance as S point on the shaft.  Due to they are  moving/turning toward to different radius centers, their turning angle margins are not totally synchronized. Though the S point on splinter bar and S point on shaft moved the same distance to left,  to their own turning circle centers, each has turned a different angle. For instance the red shaft is turned 30 degrees to left, the splinter bar and front wheel/axle is turned about 25 degrees (reduced turning angle)  This non-synchronized steering is so called Delayed Steering in carriage driving.

If move the shaft turning circle center further away from wheel/axle turning circle from D1 to D2 (in orange), the shaft even turned more margin (35 degrees) away from original direction line. the distance from D to S controls delayed steering margin between shaft and front wheels


The following diagram shows a single Marathon carriage that is equipped with a delayed steering mechanism. Equine and carriage has a different track path. Brown arrow line indicates equine's moving path. Green arrow line indicates cart moving path.  Without delayed steering mechanism installed, the rare wheel of the cart may hit orange obstacles, this is the typical situation in high speed at sharp turn corners. 

Champion Carriage's single-pair model with Delayed steering mechanism installed with pair shaft pole attached and parked in straight position.
In order to show better delayed steering/turning with Champion carriage pair Marathon, we switched the pair shaft pole to single U shaft. You will see the delayed steering obviously appeared in photo that shaft has turned more towards left,  the front wheels turned less than U shaft.