The Triton Air Suspension is Engineered for the Most Grueling Industries

In the world of truck suspensions, there are heavy-duty suspensions and then there are HEAVY-DUTY suspensions. Tipping the scales at a 105K capacity with +/- 4 inches of articulation, our 100% off-highway rated Triton chassis suspension is in a class by itself. It’s only fitting that I’m writing about Triton as we head into Labor Day, as it’s engineered for workers and vehicles operating in some of the toughest industries such as logging, mining, heavy haul, tankers, end dump trailers and defense. It was designed to provide workers with a more comfortable ride while increasing their productivity by allowing them to maintain their speeds on off-highway terrain with a full or empty load. High Capacity and High Articulation Sets the…

Summer is Construction Season—How Air Link Helps Construction Vehicles Outperform on the Job Site

Construction Vehicles

Summer is the heart of the construction season throughout North America. Dump trucks, cement mixers, cranes and heavy haul trucks are running continuously to meet high demand and tight timelines. This heavier workload puts additional strain on the chassis suspension and can wear out components at a faster rate. Everything from the vehicle’s driver to its body mounted equipment takes a beating if the right air suspension for the construction vehicle isn’t being used. Due to the unique nature of the work and the various terrains being driven on, construction vehicle suspensions face distinct challenges. For example, many applications are top heavy and require a suspension system that provides adequate roll stability. In addition, rough terrain and unfavorable traction conditions…

The Right Fire Truck Suspension Keeps Vehicles Out of the Shop and Maintenance Budgets Out of the Red

Firetruck Suspensions

Link Manufacturing has a long history of working closely with the firefighting industry to design fire truck suspensions specifically suited to the unique needs of those vehicles. Delivering on our commitment to collaborative engineering means creating a strong connection with fire truck OEMs and the brave men and women who use them on a daily basis, so we can truly understand their needs and design suspensions that deliver the best results. Next week I will be traveling with Jeff Simms from Link’s Canadian operation on our annual trip to the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference to meet with fire truck OEMs, firefighters, and the administrators who are responsible for responding to more than a million calls each year. Jeff and I…