SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, USA (March 07, 2018) – Link Mfg., Ltd., the leader in specialty engineered suspensions, has announced the availability of its newly updated and improved family 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 brackets, 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® 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 enhanced 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 brackets 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.
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, Cabmate and Link-KOAT are registered trademarks of Link Mfg., Ltd.