Since 1980, we have been the premier cab suspension manufacturer of choice for the Class 7-8 truck market. It began with one truck driver searching for a better ride. The result was Cabmate. This extensive history with OEM truck manufacturers provides distinctive capabilities to meet the most stringent strength, durability, and mechanical targets demanded by each application. These capabilities extend into our line of auxiliary lift axles, and are exemplified by our partnership in the Volvo 6×2 Program.
Link’s collaborative engineering approach drives performance for heavy-duty trucking suspensions; enhances installation efficiency; and improves overall driver well-being. We are able to drive down overall cost and extend OEM resources while providing lighter, more robust applications – and safer, more comfortable experiences for the driver.
Link brings years of experience tailoring solutions to meet the rigorous demands of today’s vocational markets – construction, refuse, concrete, crane and others. We collaborate with OEMs, including Mack, Terex, Navistar, and Manitowoc to design the most reliable and durable heavy-duty suspensions.
Our Applied Technology Center (ATC) allows our engineers to work collaboratively with our OEM partners to develop, test, validate and analyze emerging technologies to enhance our components and meet the challenges drivers face each day in the field. Our suspensions have also been field tested in some of the most difficult environments. From line of auxiliary suspensions, tandem steer suspension, or Air Link® TD suspensions, Link vocational suspensions are able to provide solutions where others have failed.
We introduced our first fire truck suspension application in 1999 to help remedy ladder breakage for a major OEM. Since then, it has become a standard option for most major fire OEMs. Our Air Link tandem drive suspension is a reliable and durable combination of air spring and walking beam technology. It delivers everything you demand in a fire truck suspension – high roll stability, low maintenance, superior load equalization and a smooth ride.
The Link Atlas is also available for fire applications in need of a rear single axle suspension. Atlas provides up to 35,000 lbs. of carrying capacity without sacrificing performance – an ideal application for both aerials and pumpers.
Our history in developing cab suspension solutions for the trucking industry has enabled us to address the unique demands of ag machinery OEMs. We have engineer cab suspensions, for sprayer applications, that are the most effective and economical solution for ride comfort and other considerations in the agriculture market. Our collaboration with AGCO includes our ability to design modifications to standard fittings to ensure longer product life. Our in-house paint facility ensures our suspensions meet the rigorous agricultural paint standards to help slow the damaging effects of weather and chemical forces – something most other suppliers are unable to accomplish.
Link’s complete chassis air suspension, UltraRide, is engineered to both improve the ride and handling of buses, ambulances and medium-duty trucks. The user-friendly design and ease-of-installation of our components reduces downtime without sacrificing operator and passenger comfort, ease of access or safety. With UltraRide, you can be confident of reliable, proper alignment, increased stability and reduced frame stress. When used with Link’s electronic air kit, customers can easily monitor proper ride height and lift with optional on-board diagnostics.
Link supports a variety of US and Canadian military and government projects. Our expertise in engineering heavy-duty suspensions for the most formidable conditions has translated into projects with the US Navy, USMC, US Air Force and Canadian Military.
Link’s detailed engineering and rigorous testing has allowed successful development of a completely new 84,000 lb. Heavy Transport Truck for the US Navy. The project completed over 375,000 miles with no failures.
Link manufactures professional mortuary equipment addresses a broad range of mortuary needs. Our line of mini-decks, single decks, double decks and show room systems allow easy, safe and flexible loading and unloading options. All Link mortuary products are engineered, tested and manufactured in the US. For more information, please visit http://www.linkcmp.com.