Conceptual kinematic design and optimization stages of the multi-axle steering mechanism of an 8x8 special purpose vehicle equipped with solid axles are summarized. In the first part of the work, pre-kinematic design of the steering mechanism was composed. In the second part, the kinematic model of this mechanism was created by using Adams®/View multi-body systems application. In order to perform the kinematic optimization study, MBS model of the full vehicle was also built. Steering mechanism ...