Insight From Link Experts

Link experts provide insight on topics relating to Link's products, industry trade shows and the company itself.

The Push for 6x2

Nov 24, 2021 Mark Molitor

If you were to look around highways in North America today, you will see more tractors with the traditional 6x4 axle arrangement than those without. However, you would likely also notice that some are running a slightly different configuration, the 6x2 configuration. The difference between a 6x4 configuration and the 6x2 configuration is that only …

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State and Federal Regulations on Lift Axles

Nov 2, 2021 Jimmy Winslett

Lift Axles are a common sight on trucks when you’re traveling on the highway. Depending on what state you’re in, a heavy-duty truck could have anywhere from one lift axle to numerous. The biggest considerations when it comes to lift axles are Federal Bridge Laws and a State’s bridge laws. Bridge laws require that a …

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A Ramp for All Applications

Apr 30, 2021 Lynn Blake

Let’s face it, work trucks do just that—they work. The people who operate them work too, but some have to work harder than others. Whether it’s a delivery truck or a service vehicle, removing something heavy from a cargo hold can be slow, laborious and unsafe. When moving freight, fleets are more prone to worker …

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Considerations When Switching to a Steerable Lift Axle

Feb 11, 2021 Alan Kamies

The pros, cons, and laws driving aftermarket system or component specification decisions for heavy duty commercial vehicle axle configurations are many and varied. Maybe it’s a quest for bigger payloads that bring with them increased revenue, or maybe it’s the ever-changing patchwork of weight limits and bridge laws throughout the U.S. and Canada. The fact …

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Successful Outcomes From CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Mar 19, 2020 Mike Leakey

Link Manufacturing, Ltd. attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show last week. The show is North America’s largest construction trade show. Held every three years in Las Vegas, this massive event features the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications in every aspect of construction.

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New York Steerable Lift Axle Regulation

Mar 13, 2020 Chuck Boden

A 20k steerable lift axle will be required to comply with the axle requirement in New York and the lift suspension needs to carry at least 80% of any axle in the group of three and to get the max capacity on the track. Time is of the essence for those out of compliance and …

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NTEA Work Truck Show 2020

Feb 14, 2020 Tom Perez

Link will be exhibiting at the 20th annual NTEA Work Truck Show. We will be showcasing our enhanced 13.5K self-steer auxiliary suspension and versatile Swivel Ramp. The NTEA Work Truck Show runs March 3-6 at the Indiana Convention Center and Link will be set up in Booth #2019.

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New 52K Air Link Suspension

Nov 27, 2019 Joel Van Den Brink

With the introduction of our new 52K Air Link Gen 3 Tandem Drive Suspension, there is now a better option. The Air Link Gen 3 combines an air suspension with walking beams to deliver high roll stability, superior traction, and a comfortable ride running empty or full. The overall ride is smoother, as the vertical …

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Link Innovation On Display At NACV

Oct 17, 2019 Michael Hof

We’re about two weeks from the kick-off of the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta. At NACV, Link will be celebrating our legacy as a leader in heavy-duty suspensions while showcasing the advancements we’re developing that will make the future of vehicle performance even brighter.

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How to Easily Spec an Auxiliary Axle

Sep 13, 2019 Jimmy Winslett

At Link, we believe ordering an auxiliary axle should be easy. Everything from choosing the right auxiliary axle to the engineering of our entire family of self-steer suspensions is designed to make it easier and faster to spec and install.

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