Enhance Your Performance, Strength and Uptime
Link Manufacturing’s family of self-steer auxiliary suspensions enhances the performance, strength 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 exacting standards for reliability and durability, all self-steer auxiliary suspensions are equipped with new rugged cast arms and Link-KOAT® 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
Reduce installation time with Swift Alignment that takes convenience to a new level.
Rugged Cast Lift Arms
Placement between lift arms improves lift, reduces wear on bushings and minimizes interference issues for certain applications.
Bulkhead Air Kit Fittings
The bulkhead air kit system 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 ride with optional ride shocks that will reduce bounce.
Fender Bracket Option
Optional fender brackets don’t require hub removal and allow optional Reverse Lock.
|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|
- Self-Steer Ordering Guide
- Non-Current Self-Steer
- Current Air Kits
Non-Current Air Kits
- 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. The unique design of the Model 5500 allows 11’’ to 15’’ of ride height and 15’’ of travel, making it outstanding for tag position applications encountering uneven terrain.