Enhance Your Installation, Performance and Uptime
Link Manufacturing’s family of self-steer auxiliary suspensions enhances the installation, performance and uptime of work trucks and heavy-duty vocational vehicles. 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 50-70%. Four sets of interchangeable brackets can be used to mount any current self-steer Link auxiliary suspension. Our Self-Steer lift axle is available in 8K, 10K, 13.5K (drum or disc brake option), and 20K capacities.
Swift Mount and Suspension Performance
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.
The new 8K and 10K auxiliary suspensions incorporate heavy duty bearings and are engineered using proprietary brakes and drums. The 13.5K suspension is available with optional drum or disc brakes. Our new cast trailing arms provide increased durability while simplifying the suspension’s lifting geometry. A compact mounting envelope, combined with an optional integrated air control system, also saves valuable frame rail space.
Engineered to Link’s exact standards for reliability and durability, all self-steer auxiliary suspensions are equipped with Link-KOAT® - a migratory self-healing metal treatment to provide corrosion resistance and rust protection.
Swift Mount Technology
Link’s brackets reduce installation time by up to 20%, and with just 4 sets in inventory, you can install any Link Lift Axle.
Swift Alignment Technology
Flush stepped edges on main mounting brackets serve as a visual aid to simplify the installation process.
Rugged Cast Lift Arms
The cast lift arms improves lift, reduces wear on bushings and minimizes interference issues for certain applications.
Bulkhead Air Kit Fittings
The bulkhead air kit reduces overall installation time and allows push-to-connect fittings, simplifying multiple outlets into one central point.
Compact Mounting Envelope
Save on valuable frame rail space with an industry competitive mounting envelope, combined with an integrated air control system.
Disc or Drum Brake Options
Utilizing industry-standard wheel end and brake components, we’ve simplified your maintenance process and inventory requirements.
Ride Shocks Option
Improve the overall durability and reduce axle bounce with optional ride shocks.
Fender Bracket Option
Optional fender brackets don’t require hub removal and allow optional reverse lock.
“With Link's swift alignment bracket design all my guys have to do is compare the frame bracket-to-hanger location for both the driver and passenger side and it's centered. It's a clever system with everything you need, including steering stabilizers and hardware.” Ken Zaychuk General Manager
“I've been outfitting trucks for 16 years and have always chosen to use Link lift axles. I have never had an issue with a Link suspension and won't stray away from that.” Derek Pierce Operations Manager
“I had a 20K Link Auxiliary Suspension that I put over 2 million miles on, which was the fourth truck! Now I have a 13.5K Self-Steer, and it steers great, even with up to 12,000 pounds on the axle. Since I removed my pusher in the off-season when my loads are lighter, the mounting brackets are a huge time-saver.” James Todd Owner-Operator
|Weight (base unit)||776 lbs|
|Ride Height||11-19.5 in|
|Weight (base unit)||796 lbs|
|Ride Height||11-19.5 in|
|Weight (base unit)||916 lbs|
|Ride Height||8-16.5 in|
|Weight (base unit)||1018 lbs|
|Ride Height||8-16.5 in|
|Weight (base unit)||1,300 lbs|
|Ride Height||8-14.5 in|
|Weight (base unit)||Travel||Lift||Envelope||Ride Height|
|8K||776 lbs||12 in||9.5 in||22 in||11-19.5 in|
|10K||796 lbs||13 in||9.5 in||22 in||11-19.5 in|
|13.5K (drum)||916 lbs||13 in||9.5 in||22 in||8-16.5 in|
|13.5K (disc)||1018 lbs||13 in||9.5 in||22 in||8-16.5 in|
|20K||1,300 lbs||12 in||9.5 in||22.5 in||8-14.5 in|
|No Air Kit||8A000744|
|Integrated Air Kit||8A000745|
|No Air Kit||8A000746|
|Integrated Air Kit||8A000747|
|No Air Kit||8A000748|
|Integrated Air Kit||8A000749|
|No Air Kit||8A000754|
|Integrated Air Kit||8A000755|
|No Air Kit||8A000850|
|Integrated Air Kit||8A000852|
|No Air Kit||Integrated Air Kit|
- Auxiliary Suspensions Ordering Guide
- 13.5K Capacity - Drum Brake (8A000748 & 8A000749)
- 13K Volvo (335071)
Suspension spec option: Volvo Sales Code 335071
- Non-Current Self-Steer (Parts Only)
- Current Air Kits
Non-Current Air Kits (Parts Only)
- Integrated Air Kit (800A0136 & 800A0137)
- Installation Kit
Fender Bracket Kits
- 13.5K Disc Integrated Fender Kit (800A0211)
Fits Suspensions: 8A000754 & 8A000755
- 13.5K Drum Integrated Fender Kit (800A0206)
Fits Suspensions: 8A000729, 8A000748, 8A000749, & 8A000751
- 8K & 10K Integrated Fender Kit (800A0201)
Fits Suspensions: 8A000744, 8A000745, 8A000746, & 8A000747
- 8K Integrated Fender Kit (80002608)
- SS-135 Integrated Fender Kit (80002600)
- Self-Steer Sales & Service Guide
- Bushing Kit (800A0077 & 800A0133)
- DuraLift II Actuator (800A0130 & 800A0087)
- DuraLift II Hub & Drum
- 8K King Pin Kit (84001933 & 84001997)
- 12K & 13.2K King Pin Kit (84001930, 84001931, 84001932, & 84001934)
- 13.5K King Pin Kit (84001998)
- 20K King Pin Kit (84001768 & 84001790)
- Ratio Relay Valve (1350-1016)
- Ride Shock Kit (800A0210)
Fits Suspensions: 8A000744, 8A000745, 8A000746, 8A000747, 8A000748, 8A000749, 8A000752, 8A000754, & 8A000755
- Steering Lock Kit (800A0318)
- Steering Stabilizer Kit (800A0020)
Our Non-Steer lift axle is available in 13K, 17K and 20K capacities. The Non-Steer 20K Lift Axle, for tag or pusher positions, incorporates several patented features for easier installation, increased stability and durable performance. Fast shipping and responsive customer support, combined with the reliability and durability Link is known for, results in a lower overall cost of ownership.