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Warner Linear H-Track Electric Actuator for Snow Plows

Truck Snow Plow

Warner Linear engineers recently developed a new electric actuator with self-contained hydraulic actuation which is ideal for snow plows and a variety of other industrial applications. Snow plows are a tough application where loading, such as when a moving plow blade strikes a stationary concrete obstacle, can quickly destroy most linear actuators. The H-Track actuator has the ability to cushion these types of blows and continue operating as required.

The innovative electric H-Track provides the performance of hydraulics without the space requirements and expense of a full-size hydraulic system. The H-Track is a power dense actuator solution with a force rating of 5000 lbs. (22 kN) packaged in a compact size. A unique, patent-pending valve and reservoir design also provides significant space savings compared to competitive models.

The unit’s power pack features a configurable gear pump. Two gear size options in combination with multiple gear housing thicknesses allow for variable pressures and volumes. The actuator is immune to vibrational drifting and hydraulically self-locks.

Weather-tight, submersible, and washdown-capable, H-Track actuators are IP67 static, IP69K dynamic and 500-hour salt spray rated. Units are completely sealed with a wide operating temperature range of -40˚F to 180˚F (-40˚C to 82˚C). All these features allow H-Track actuators to provide a long service life in harsh snow plow operating environments.

H-Track Electric Actuator


  • Unique electric actuator with self-contained hydraulic actuation
  • Force rating of 5000 lbs. (22 kN)
  • Compact, power dense design
  • Patent-pending valve and reservoir design
  • Stroke lengths up to 16 in., solid rods allow for increased resistance to buckling
  • IP67 static, IP69K dynamic rated
  • 500-hour salt spray rated

Contact Information

Thomson Industries, Inc.
203A West Rock Road
Radford, VA 24141 - USA
Phone: 1-540-633-3549
Fax: 1-540-633-0294
Email: thomson@thomsonlinear.com