The Latest on Link's Auxiliary Suspensions

Link’s family of auxiliary suspensions includes self-steer, non-steer, and 6x2, providing distinct advantages of convenience and performance.

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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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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New York Steerable Lift Axle Regulation

Mar 13, 2020 Tom Perez

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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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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Advantages Of 13.5K Self-Steer Disc Brakes

Aug 16, 2019 Joel Van Den Brink

The Link 13.5K self-steer auxiliary suspension with air disc brakes recently became available. Air disc brakes not only deliver better stopping power and reduced maintenance, but they also provide a more consistent performance, making them a better option.

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Industry Best Lead Times and Responsive Customer Service

Jun 28, 2019 Aaron 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.

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12-Point Checklist For Auxiliary Suspension Maintenance

May 10, 2019 Jimmy Winslett

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 …

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