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Link Manufacturing to debut new heavy-duty suspensions

Link Manufacturing, Ltd., will showcase its line of cab suspensions and heavy-duty truck suspensions to a global audience at the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles show from Sept. 22 to 29, 2016, in Hanover, Germany.

Link says it will showcase a variety of its leading suspension and chassis products for heavy-duty and commercial vehicles, including:

  • Cabmate is the leading cab air suspension system for Class 7 and 8 trucks. It replaces the solid rear cab mounts with a cushion of air using air springs, shock absorbers, air leveling valves and strategically designed brackets for controlling cab movement. Its patented design reduces road shock and backslap, vibrations, and back stress for drivers while also improving the cab environment to enhance driver alertness and safety. The air ride produces a quiet, smooth ride and helps control cab maintenance costs. Cabmate is optimal for terminal tractors, extended length sleepers, agricultural sprayers, fire trucks and military applications, the company says.
  • The Air Link Tandem Drive Vocational Suspension is a unique combination of air spring and walking beam technology that is designed to ensure maximum traction and load equalization. It delivers everything needed in a heavy duty vocational suspension — high roll stability, low maintenance and a smooth ride. Available in capacities ranging from 46,000 to 84,000 lbs., Link says it’s ideally suited for commercial vehicles in the fire, heavy-haul, refuse, redi-mix, military and logging industries, as well as crane operations.
  • Link’s latest innovation, the TR55M heavy haul trailer suspension, is designed to ensure maximum performance in the most challenging off-highway environments, the company says. Engineered for extreme environmental conditions, it’s Charpy-tested steel and air bags provide optimal performance in temperatures as low as -45oC. The 55K capacity rating allows trailer manufacturers to attain a full 160K capacity with three axle configurations. It provides the potential for lower cost of ownership by reducing maintenance and overall component costs, the company says.

“We’ve helped a number of global OEMs solve unique suspension and chassis challenges,” says Michael Hof, vice president of sales and marketing at Link. “We’re looking forward to meeting manufacturers throughout Europe and around the world at IAA who will appreciate our ability to collaboratively engineer solutions to overcome their specific suspension challenges, as well as the reliability and durability that Link is known for.

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