Sophisticated solution for hood opening

Sophisticated solution for hood opening with LINAK actuator

The engineers at DEUTZ-FAHR have deliberately decided against a simple tilt mechanism and gas springs, because this solution is impractical and carries many disadvantages. As an alternative, they have developed kinematics, which does not tilt the 150-kilogram hood, but raises and lowers it parallel to the vehicle.

The kinematics is driven by the LA36 actuator from LINAK. Up to one ton can be moved with the electric actuator, and the stroke length can vary between 100 millimetres and 999 millimetres. The kinematics is directly above the engine and the exhaust heat of the engine is exposed. For this adjustment the LA36 was the perfect choice.

The sophisticated solution for opening the hood caused a stir and praise among farmers, who could already test the new tractor. Thanks to the electric hood adjustment, all areas in the engine compartment are easily accessible. A definite advantage when it comes to maintenance.

The LA36, specifically, is one of the most solid and powerful LINAK actuators, designed to operate under tough and harsh conditions. It is the die-cast aluminium housing and high-quality components that guarantee a high protection class.

Cold, heat, high temperature fluctuations or splashes do not affect the operation of the LA36. It also resists chemicals. In the static state the LA36 achieves protection class IP69K and in operation IP66.

LINAK has a great name, when it comes to manufacturing robust and durable actuators and offering high-quality products” says Johannes Gruber, product manager, DEUTZ-FAHR.

Johannes Gruber sees a great development potential in the course of electrification in agricultural machinery.

Firstly, the sheer size of the machines and the demands on comfort, user-friendliness and ergonomics would push up the demand for electric adjustment. However, electric actuators have clear advantages compared to hydraulic solutions.

Johannes Gruber: "The electrification with attachments and tractors will increase further in the coming years.“
An actuator LA36 built into the DEUTZ-FAHR tractor 9 series

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