Jul 18, 2019Michael Hof
We’ve entered the era of precision agriculture. Driving at increased speeds over rough and uneven terrain puts the driver, and all of the sophisticated equipment under increased stress. When trying to mitigate the trauma for the occupant and electronics, the cab suspension becomes invaluable.
Jun 28, 2019Aaron Tuschen
At Link, we’re proud of our industry best lead times, and hold ourselves to a 48-hour window on standard auxiliary and cab suspension configurations from the time the purchase order is received until the product leaves our facility. While special orders take a little longer, we strive for a five-day lead time on custom orders.
Jun 14, 2019Neil Mardell
While all suspensions perform well when the truck is fully loaded, when partially loaded or without cargo, traditional rubber block and leaf spring suspensions will transmit every bump and depression. Occupants inside the cab will experience trauma to the body while mounted equipment will suffer stress cracks and jarring, increasing maintenance costs and decreasing vehicle …
May 24, 2019Jim Huls
This week was one of the most memorable at Link as we celebrated the production of our two millionth Cabmate suspension. Reaching the two millionth Cabmate milestone required everyone – from those on the plant floor to our administrative professionals to the sales team – showing up each day with a focus on customer satisfaction.
May 10, 2019Chuck Boden
While Link takes great pride in the reliability and durability of our auxiliary suspensions, they need to be properly inspected every time you do a complete service job on the vehicle to keep them operating at peak performance. While steerable auxiliary suspensions are a little more complicated than non-steerable suspensions due to having more moving …
Apr 26, 2019Lynn Blake
During NAFA, Link had a number of discussions with attendees centered on ergonomic concerns for the delivery person, and that’s where Link Ramps come into play. Although they are all transporting and delivering different types of equipment, what they all appreciate is the number of benefits our ramps provide, including productivity, safety, versatility, strength, and …
Apr 12, 2019Chuck Boden
Although the Cabmate is engineered to be reliable and durable, it needs to be maintained. However, because it’s designed so well and isn’t easily visible during a routine inspection, it can suffer from the old adage “out of sight, out of mind” and not get the maintenance it needs until a driver complains the truck …
Mar 29, 2019Chuck Boden
The theme of TMC 2019 was “going beyond the frontier of maintenance.” There were several educational sessions that addressed future-oriented truck and trailer technologies, vehicle electrification issues, KPIs, and equipment specification trends. At our booth we showcased our latest innovations suited for fleets, including our ROI Cabmate and 6x2 Adaptive Loading Auxiliary Suspensions.
Mar 15, 2019Roger DeBoer
To solve the problem of protecting our suspensions from corrosive chemicals and the elements, the team at Link embarked on a journey to find a coating system that would enhance durability by mitigating rust on our auxiliary suspensions. The result is Link-KOAT, our patented, migratory, self-healing metal treatment. Like many good projects, the development of …
Feb 28, 2019Tom Perez
NTEA is unique in that it brings together three key segments of the commercial vehicle industry: truck chassis manufacturers and their dealers; truck body, equipment and trailer manufacturers; and truck body, equipment and trailer distributors – all to learn about the latest products, discuss challenges, and find solutions. The two main product lines Link be …