Link Mfg. Ltd., a supplier to heavy-duty commercial truck manufacturers, has officially opened two new facilities. Link’s 50,000-square-foot Plant 4 manufacturing and training facility is located on the company’s Sioux Center, Iowa, campus, and its new Suspension Controls Engineering Center is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Link’s Plant 4 in Sioux Center is now the
With any system or component, it goes unsaid that a routine maintenance schedule is essential to a long service life and ensuring safe operation. For air suspensions, which are now widely used on commercial vehicles, a key part of any routine maintenance program involves correct ride height settings. When it comes to maintenance, air and
Link Mfg. Ltd., provider of specialty-engineered suspensions, suspension controls and air management products, unveiled the 8K, 10K, 13.5K and 20K ROI Auxiliary Suspensions Systems, which are currently in field testing. Link developed its new, smart load-balancing suspensions using its proprietary Road Optimized Innovation (ROI) technology. First introduced in the company’s ROI Cabmate Cab Suspension in
Given the amount of time drivers of vocational trucks spend in their vehicles, ride quality is critical to keeping them comfortable, notes Bryan Redeker, power suspensions product manager at SAF-Holland. “Some vocational trucks spend the majority of their operating time traversing uneven and rough roads, so poor ride quality can lead to discomfort, back issues
Link Mfg., Ltd. has formally announced its plan to begin construction of a new 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and training facility. Company officials and dignitaries used gold-tipped ceremonial shovels to break ground in Sioux Center, Iowa, symbolically starting a construction process that is anticipated to be completed in December of 2021. The event was held on the
Link Mfg. Ltd. has collaborated with Lonestar Specialty Vehicles to outfit Lonestar SV’s electric terminal tractors with new, purpose-designed ROI Cabmate Smart Cab Suspensions. First introduced in 2019, Link says its Road Optimized Innovation (ROI) technology enables a vehicle’s cab suspension to respond to external conditions in real time by continuously adjusting the stiffness of
Link Manufacturing has released aftermarket kits for its ROI Cabmate Semi-Active Cab Suspension. The kits are designed and engineered to replace original, factory-installed cab suspensions with Link’s “intelligent” cab suspensions featuring Road Optimized Innovation (ROI) technology, the company says. The kits target sleeper models including the Freightliner Cascadia, Kenworth T680, International LT Series, Peterbilt 579
Link Manufacturing says its Easy Slider Sliding Kingpin system allows drivers to adjust the trailer kingpin position within 8-in. increments on a fully loaded, connected trailer without having to disconnect the kingpin from the fifth wheel. By varying the overall length of the tractor/trailer unit, Link says, the axle weight distribution can be optimized for
Link Mfg., Ltd.‘s 85K air link tandem drive chassis suspension is now commercially available for select makes and models. Originally designed to meet the demands of the U.S. military, the 85K Air Link has been optimized for heavy vocational commercial applications. Link’s 85K air link tandem drive chassis suspension is designed with large, high-volume, low-frequency
Link Mfg., Ltd. recently released its new TR50-HDT heavy-duty off-highway air-ride suspension. Three of the 50K suspensions will be mounted in a tri-axle configuration on a 100-ton-capacity Smithco mining side tipper trailer. With the introduction of its new TR50-HDT heavy-duty off-highway air-ride suspension, Link says trailer manufacturers have a more effective and efficient way to
Legally, you are required to inspect your tractor and trailer suspension systems annually, but running a safe and productive fleet demands more than a once-a-year suspension check.
Proper tractor and trailer suspension inspection is more a question of your team’s focus.