Link Manufacturing, Ltd.

Sioux Center, IA 51250


About Link Manufacturing, Ltd.


223 15th St. NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250

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Link Manufacturing, Ltd. develops and manufactures a variety of suspension systems specially engineered to address the unique needs of commercial vehicles and equipment. For over 30 years, Link has been the Worldwide Leader in Heavy Duty Truck Cab Air Suspensions marketed under the brand-name Cabmate. Link is an ISO/TS – 16949 Quality Certified company whose primary products include cab, chassis, and auxiliary suspensions, and accessory products designed to enhance the productivity of commercial vehicles. 


Link Mfg., Ltd.
Trailers, Towing & Specialty

LB20 ramps

March 26, 2024
Designed for durability and clearance
Link Manufacturing
Trailers, Towing & Specialty

LSR90 Swivel Ramp

Sept. 20, 2023
More lightweight than previous designs
Link Manufacturing
Link 01 Ribbon Cutting
Chassis, Body & Cab

Link opens two facilities: advanced manufacturing and training facility, satellite Suspension Controls Engineering Center

April 18, 2022
The company’s Plant 4 facility is now the manufacturing core for all of Link’s mechanical and electronic air management products; the Suspension Controls Engineering Center focuses...
8 K Ss Auxiliary Susp Web
Chassis, Body & Cab

Link Mfg. ROI Auxiliary Suspension System

Sept. 16, 2021
Maintain optimal tire-to-ground pressure
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Chassis, Body & Cab

ROI Cabmate Aftermarket Kits

Aug. 19, 2021
Designed to replace original, factory-installed cab suspensions

Articles & News

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Steerable lift axles enable a vehicle to maintain proper load distribution and remain in compliance.
Chassis, Body & Cab

Considerations when upgrading vehicles to steerable lift axles

Aug. 25, 2020
Faster self-steer auxiliary axle retrofits can help boost capacity and compliance.
Photo courtesy of Doleco USA
Improper cargo securement ranks high on the list of out of service violations. Care must be taken during pre- and post-trip inspections to look for defects such as broken thread on tie-down straps.
Brakes, Tire & Wheel

Commonly overlooked areas of vehicle inspection

June 9, 2020
Various areas of the truck to add to PM checklists.
Mack Trucks
There are two general types of 6x2 axles. A tag axle is where the rear-most drive axle is non-powered, also referred to as a free-rolling or dead axle. A pusher axle is where the forward-most drive axle is not powered.
Chassis, Body & Cab

How fleets can benefit from today’s 6x2 axle configurations

April 7, 2020
Improved designs and increased availability of liftable pusher axles are making the 6x2 a more viable option for fleets.
Photo courtesy of Volvo
The computerization of commercial vehicles is allowing fleets to monitor and manage assets remotely.
Diagnostic & Repair

Remote vehicle management enters a new phase

Dec. 3, 2019
Remote diagnostics and over-the-air programming are relatively new technologies but have quickly evolved from introduction to adoption in just a few years.
Image courtesy of SAF Holland
“When using a mechanical suspension, ride height will change between a loaded and unloaded condition,” says SAF Holland's Bryan Redeker.
Chassis, Body & Cab

Advancements in heavy duty suspension technologies

Feb. 4, 2019
Improve your fleet’s ride, maintenance and longevity with smart technologies and sensors.


Pat Coghlan

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Industry News

Link breaks ground on manufacturing, training facility

March 31, 2021
The 50,000 sq.-ft. high-tech facility will help Link accommodate staffing and manufacturing capacities associated with the recent acquisition of products, engineering, software...
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Industry News

Link Mfg. acquires Hadley’s SmartValve, SAMS brands, and more

March 10, 2021
Link will obtain the rights to Hadley’s dynamic air suspension control technology as well as the company’s entire portfolio of legacy mechanical height control valve business....
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Link Manufacturing has developed a wide variety of lightweight, low-profile aluminum ramps that vertically mount just inside the rear or side doors of commercial vans and box trucks, protecting them from the elements.
Guest Blogs

Guest Blog: The benefits of folding aluminum ramps

Feb. 4, 2021
Fleets engaged in last-mile delivery should consider low-cost, low-maintenance aluminum ramps as an alternative to pneumatic and electric chain-driven liftgates.
Link Roi Lonestar
Chassis, Body & Cab

Link ROI Cabmate selected for Lonestar electric terminal tractors

Jan. 7, 2021
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 shock absorbers...
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Air Link Redline tandem drive axle suspension
Chassis, Body & Cab

Link announces Redline Performance Series Suspensions include broader selection of weight capacities

Oct. 6, 2020
The Air Link Redline tandem drive axle suspension is available in a carrying capacity of 62K to 85K, while the Atlas Redline single drive axle suspension has a carrying capacity...
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Air Link Redline tandem drive axle suspension
Chassis, Body & Cab

Link launches Redline Performance Series Suspensions

Sept. 17, 2020
Redline Performance Series Suspensions include a broader selection of weight capacities for the company's Air Link tandem drive axle suspension and Atlas single drive axle suspension...
Roi Cabmate Freightliner Cascadia pg
Chassis, Body & Cab

Link introduces ROI Cabmate aftermarket kits

Aug. 27, 2020
The Road Optimized Innovation Cabmate Semi-Active Cab Suspension is available in retrofit kits for popular makes and models.
Mack Air Link 2020 01
Chassis, Body & Cab

Link Manufacturing makes 85K Air Link Tandem Drive Chassis Suspension commercially available

March 25, 2020
Originally designed to meet the demands of the U.S. military, the 85K Air Link has been optimized for heavy vocational commercial applications.
Ready to get behind the wheel of Link's test truck, a 2016 Peterbilt 579.
Chassis, Body & Cab

A preview of Link's latest cab suspension technology

July 27, 2019
I learned more about the electronic-controlled, semi-active ROI Cabmate cab suspension at a recent event hosted by Link Manufacturing.