News 7/15/2016

Sophisticated solution for hood opening with LINAK actuator

With help from the LA36 actuator from LINAK, the hood of the tractor from DEUTZ-FAHR tractor series 9 no longer opens and closes on gas springs.

The engineers at DEUTZ-FAHR have deliberately decided against a simple tilt mechanism and gas springs.  As an alternative, they have developed kinematics, which does not tilt the 150-kilogram hood, but raise and lower it parallel to the vehicle. The kinematics is driven by the LA36 actuator from LINAK.

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.

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.  

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.

Read the full story here and learn more about how DEUTZ-FAHR used the LA36 from LINAK in their new tractor series.

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