Link Manufacturing Announces Completely Redesigned Family of Self-Steer Auxiliary Suspensions

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (March 07, 2018) – Link Manufacturing, Ltd., the leader in specialty engineered suspensions, has announced the availability of its completely redesigned family of self-steer auxiliary suspensions for 2018. The new auxiliary suspensions are now available in 8K and 13.5K capacities, along with Link’s first 10K option. A 20K model will be unveiled later in the year.

50-75% Faster Installation
Featuring Swift Mount technology, Link’s self-steer auxiliary suspensions use patented interchangeable ride height brackets and integrated air kits to reduce installation time by three to five hours. The brackets also help alleviate inventory concerns by allowing companies to keep four sets in inventory, which can be used to mount any Link auxiliary suspension. To provide even greater ease of installation, the “stepped-edge” design helps the installer center the suspension on the frame, greatly reducing the time to achieve true alignment. The optional fender bracket attachments eliminate the need to remove the hub during installation. Customers also benefit from Link’s industry leading five-day lead time on product delivery.

Reliability, Durability and Convenience in One Package
The new 8K and 10K auxiliary suspensions incorporate heavy duty bearings and are engineered using proprietary brakes and drums, which are readily available, allowing the new 8K and 10K to outperform all others on the marketplace. The 13.5K suspension is available with optional disk or drum brakes. Engineered to Link’s exacting standards for reliability and durability, all auxiliary suspensions are equipped with new rugged cast arms and Link®-KOAT™ migratory self-healing metal treatment to provide corrosion resistance and rust protection. A compact mounting envelope, combined with optional integrated air control system, also saves valuable frame rail space.

“Our redesigned family of self-steer auxiliary suspensions provide distinct advantages of convenience and performance for body builders, vocational fleet owners and drivers. Fast shipping, quick installation and responsive customer support, combined with the reliability and durability Link is known for, results in a lower overall cost of ownership,” said Jim Huls, president of Link Manufacturing. “Our new auxiliary suspensions with Swift Mount technology further demonstrate our drive to outperform by collaboratively engineering solutions based on market needs and customer feedback.”

The new 8K, 10K and 13.5 K auxiliary suspensions are now available for purchase and are available for next day shipping. A 20K capacity will be available later in 2018.