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Warner Linear Modified B-Track K2x Actuator for Folding Combine Auger
A leading agriculture OEM needed a reliable electric actuator for use on their new
folding combine augers. Augers can range in size up to 28 ft. long which allows for
easy on-the-go unloading to adjacent wagons and trucks. However, the long augers
can be damaged from excessive bouncing during transport. They also pose a challenge
when storing the combine in tight spaces. To solve these problems a folding auger
design was developed that reduced the length of the auger by approximately five feet.
An electric actuator is mounted to the combine’s auger chute that allows the operator
to fold and unfold the auger as needed while sitting in the cab. Modified Warner
Linear K2x actuators were selected by the OEM to meet the challenging specification
The K2x models supplied feature a special brake option for improved holding
capacity in this tough-duty application. Units also feature a heavywall extension tube
for added strength and ball bearings instead of thrust bearings for more load capacity.
A high-strength aluminum gearbox provides maximum heat dissipation.
All K2x units feature a patented in-line load transfer, a Nitrotec® treated end fitting
with integral O-ring seals for superior weather and corrosion resistance, a standard
bidirectional holding brake, and a heavy-duty sealed, double ball bearing motor.
- Up to 2800 lbs. (1270 kg) load capacity
- Special brake option for improved holding capacity
- Patented in-line load transfer
- Designed for rugged-duty applications