Specially Engineered for Fire & Rescue Vehicles
Providing up to 35,000 lbs. of carrying capacity in a single axle envelope without sacrificing performance. The Atlas™ chassis suspension is the ideal solution for aerials and pumpers to carry longer ladders and more equipment on a smaller chassis. Rest assured, the Atlas™ suspension was uniquely engineered for the requirements of fire and rescue market across North America. Link understands that your fire and rescue trucks are being driven at high speeds, need to make tight corners and are constantly being driven through treacherous city streets.
Atlas is designed from the ground up for the demanding life of fire and rescue vehicles with extra wide bearing surfaces to provide high yaw stability resulting in stable and predictable cornering. The robust design provides enhanced ride quality, superior cab protection and significantly reduced maintenance expenses.
The Atlas suspension has a combined system, consisting of the suspension components, crossmember, and axle control rods, all engineered to work in harmony with the chassis. Each air spring absorbs road shock and vibration normally transmitted through the frame, thereby decreasing impact to the cab and load. Overall, the Atlas suspension offers safer onsite operation with dual height-control valves and integrated jounce bumpers for the safest, smoothest ride available.
But comfort doesn’t come as a compromise to durability. This unique design of Atlas suspension provides the carrying power and roll stability of a traditional steel spring suspension, without the bone jarring ride – the ideal solution for both aerials and pumpers. Now you have the ability to match the demands of the most challenging emergency situations and not be left unprepared.