Nice job Seedcleaner!! You have some great mods on your machine. Claas should be paying you as a design engineer!! I have made a few improvements on my Lexions with linear actuators as well. Lexion is a great combine but there is always room for improvement.Here are a couple of pictures. I would suggest silicone around every joint of a linear actuator, as dust can enter every seam, or spend money on an expensive kind, or do hydraulic.
I removed some of the linkage from the factory sliding mechanism. I used the ball/joint from the factory linkage and attached it to the actuators. I extended the linkage with thin tubing to reach the actuator rod. The base of the actuator is attached to the factory angle iron top piece with a short sleeve and pin going through.
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