Enhances Installer Productivity and Reduce Inventory Demands

13.5K DuraLift (8A000729)
13.5K DuraLift (8A000729)

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, USA (June 3, 2014) — Link Mfg., Ltd. is proud to announce a redesign of its 13.5K Self-Steer lift axle. The newly designed DuraLift™ 13.5 continues Link’s commitment to developing solutions that enhance installer productivity and reduce inventory demands.

Link has long been known for its patented interchangeable ride height brackets that allow unmatched ease in the installation process. With just four sets of brackets in inventory, any Link axle can be installed – offering a solution for nearly any truck while controlling inventory expenses. Additionally, the separate ride height brackets and optional pre-plumbed integrated air control kit can save 2-3 hours of installation time.

The re-engineered DuraLift™ 13.5 takes ease & efficiency to a new level. The lift bags have been repositioned to reduce bushing wear, protect the air bag and open the mounting envelope; and improved lift spring geometry assures longer lift spring life and less downtime for the owner. The new design also adds exclusive fender bracket attachments that don’t require hub removal; utilizes industry-standard wheel end components to overcome inventory-related delays; and provides optional reverse lock.

Availability: The Link® DuraLift™ 13.5 is fully available beginning June 2nd, and includes the standard 5-day lead-time that covers all Link® lift axles.

“Through Link’s Continuous Improvement efforts, we’ve added features and options that drivers want; specifically, ones that reduce downtime and streamline maintenance,” said Greg Mixon, Link’s National Sales Manager. “But, we didn’t compromise on the things that are key to our dealer partners…product flexibility, industry best delivery times and unmatched customer service. What the customer can expect is greater productivity at no additional expense.”

About Link Mfg., Ltd.

Link develops and manufactures a variety of suspension systems specially engineered to address the unique needs of commercial vehicles and equipment. Link is driven to outperform as the worldwide leader in heavy-duty truck cab air suspensions marketed under the brand name Cabmate. U.S.-based Link Manufacturing is an IATF 16949 and ISO 14001: 2015 (EMS) certified company whose primary products include cab, chassis and auxiliary suspensions. Canadian-based Link Suspensions of Canada is an ISO 9001 certified company whose primary products include heavy vocational and off-highway chassis suspensions. Link also makes specialty products such as tire pressure equalization systems, ramps and other products designed to enhance the productivity of commercial vehicles.

Link and Cabmate are registered trademarks of Link Mfg., Ltd.