Top Rated in Linear Motion Actuators

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Top rated products in Linear Motion Actuators

4.7 | 74 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I replaced Bennett tabs on a 1974 19-6 Aquasport center console with a Lenco retrofit kit in 2010. I run my boat about 300 hours per year and compensate for wake, waves, or people movement constantly with my Lencos. They work great. In 8 years, I've replaced both of actuators. One was replaced after 4 years of use and the other was
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By Jim Wellman
Perfect match to what I had. One of the actuators on my 2006 Rinker 342 stopped working. This was a perfect match and worked well. I had a mechanic install it because he was already working on my drives so I can’t comment on install but from what I’m told it’s easy plug and play inside the
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By Pat
Genuine Lenco replacement actuator. The regular 101 is the most common actuator in use. But, verify it is the one you need and that you need the 6' cable length. Otherwise, the cable is a simple two-conductor power wire that you can easily splice with your existing cable.

Lenco at some point redesigned the upper bracket. The
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By PatrickD
4.5 | 151 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I used this actuator and some digital timers, a relay, and a photo eye to make an automatic door for our chicken coop. Works great! Door slides on 14” ball bearing drawer slides that I purchased from a home improvement store. The speed of this actuator is perfect for this
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By ROBERT HARTMAN
Sometimes Amazon is a little weird. Like all reviews, when I started this one Amazon asks to rate certain categories. One of them is "Sheerness", another is "Thickness". Hmm. Well, I can't see through them at all, so they aren't very sheer. For thickness, well...they are the size they stated...so...I guess they're thick enough...Not sure
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By Steve
Used 2 of these to lift the bed compartment in our camper. Love it, no more back breaking to get under the mattress for storage. I was concerned about the installation but it was
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By Pam J.
4.5 | 43 customer ratings
85% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
this one was
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By TSgt LGN
Very fast delivery ! Actuator is very compact when it's power is
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By Dennis W Staggs
Lift speed is too slow for most
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By Mr. TP
4.4 | 64 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works really well to open/ close the door on my butterfly enclosure. Speed is slow but that's fine for my application. I adjusted the stop switch by disassembling the unit and soldering the switch in a new position. It would be better if it were more easily
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By MWH
I used this on my chicken door. It is hooked up to my solar controller and works great. It is really quiet. I added a cover to keep the Florida weather off
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By tammy m.
Ok so I ordered a couple of these for a project I'm working on. I already had a couple of these that I ordered from ebay (6in) but the seller didn't have anymore so I ordered the rest from amazon. Now I'm no mathematician and a didn't do no fancy book learnin but I do know that 100mm stroke is only 4 inches, which was the size in the box.
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By sarge515
4.6 | 27 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have a cheap drill press that is frustratingly difficult to height adjust. The height has to be set by lifting the drill head with your hand while tightening a collar on the pillar with the other hand. Invariably the head moves while tightening the collar.

I bought this linear actuator to mechanize the process. Happily, it
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By Stephen
We used this as part of a Halloween costume. It worked wonderfully. It helped provide the "wow" effect to our costume. Thank
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By Carla
It was exactly what my husband needed to complete an accessory he built for his lawn tractor. It works great and makes mowing and other tasks much
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By Terri "Mom" Peve
4.3 | 143 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This has powered my duck’s coop door for a year now with no issues. Survived New England summer and winter without a hiccup. Only time I’ve ever had to pay it any attention is when it pulled it’s mounting screws out of the door. It’s not quiet or fast, but it’s sturdy and strong. Highly recommended. The ducks love to take turns
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By Herewego
Actuators work exactly like I
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By King
I didn’t realize this is intended to move solar panels. It’s an excellent replacement for our snowblower shoot. As others have noted, it’s very slow however… it’s very very very powerful and I can see if not installed properly it could twist and bend things very quickly so make sure you do your homework before you start drilling
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By DJ Bill T
4.4 | 52 customer ratings
85% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
In an attempt to resolve my problem I actually went through three different makers on Amazon and ended up using Progressive. On my yacht the two front windows had manual push type metal pipe slides with twist knob locks. So I had to physically push the locking knob forward to open the window and then while holding it there twist or
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By piloto
Needed an actuator for a door project I was working on. I checked multiple companies before settling on the Progressive Automatons Linear actuator. I needed something that had decent power and speed. For the money this can't be beat. The actuator is made out of quality metal materials not cheap plastic. The actuator is smooth and quite.
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By Russell Turner
This actuator is great and much faster than the previous one I was using. Very smooth operation and easy to wire up. I’m using it as an automatic lift device for a commercial lawn mower chute and it’s holding up well so far with all of the grass and dirt it sees on a daily basis; I’m looking for a long amount of usability out of it
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By Wayne
4.5 | 33 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought this to automate the chicken coop door. It mounted easily, and after I connected it to the timer and relay DPDT switch, it works to open and close the door flawlessly. It's been working for only 3 weeks, and there has been little to no rain, so I don't know how it will hold up to weather, but it is reported to be useful for
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By Papa Bear
I'm very satisfied with this I put to up and down my snow plow in my Husqvarnayth 22v46 and works
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By Galo Serrano Abad
An actuator on my 2009 F-150 Lariat bed cover broke. No replacement could be found. Needed 200mm lift and a faster speed (from 10mm to 14mm/sec.). Slight modification required to fit the lift hardware mechanics. Everything works great. Very happy with
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By LonnieK
4.3 | 80 customer ratings
82% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
WORKS LIKE A CHARM.I USED IT TO LIFT AND LOWER GARDEN TRACTOR 3 POINT HITCH.
THEY SENT THE WRONG SWITCH,SO BE SURE TO ORDER IT WITH THE SWITCH U
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By TONY
Super product. I disassembled and found a complete complement of steel gears, well lubricated, and properly fitted. Also includes end limit switches properly wired to protect the end travels. Rigid steel enclosure and robust mounting brackets. The included directional switch is well labeled, however, it is a little large, good for light
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By dgeorge
All parts are included. Don't need to find switch or mounting hardware (all included) just need wire! Used this on a front mount snowblower chute
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By Tom
4.3 | 75 customer ratings
78% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I mounted this on my JD E 170 tractor to lift the snow blower. I added a remote switch so I didn't need wires attached to the dash. Works
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By Bruce Arduser
This is a 6" actuator, the compound lever is to increase the throw to 18 ". It has the power, is quiet and a good application for my duck door. It could be a little faster but then you sacrifice power. So far a good product for the
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By Dale
As advertised. The box came broken with tape around it so I really dont know if there could of been anything missing. The unit
came with a small dent. Using this product to open and close a hard to get
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By Jay
4.3 | 74 customer ratings
82% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Looks and Holds Actuator
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By ~M~
This is seriously over-priced. It is just a piece of metal with mediocre welds (see pic). Honestly I should have gotten my son to do this with his small mig welder and some angle iron. These would have been priced ok at $10/pair but for sure not $17+ dollars each. BTW the bottom of these are not flat either they both rock. It'll do for
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By MakeItSo#1
Delivered quickly. The bracket appears high quality and fits my PA-14P. However, it did not come with pins as described in the listing. A little annoyed that I have to go out and find a pin set at the local hardware store this
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By Long-time Shopper
4.3 | 66 customer ratings
78% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works as advertised!!! It’s fast enough for my application. I’ll be buying another just like it as I’m going to run two of
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By KrazePoko
I've used an electric actuator on my snow blower deflector for over ten years, usually trying to get by with a $60-$80 units that would burn out after 2-3 years. Half the time they didn't work at all due to being frozen. I decided to spend more money and get a higher quality unit and I'm glad I did. This unit is reasonably fast and is
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By Bonnie
I hooked them both upto a 40 amp duel channel relay extention module and they worked great at first. One of the units fried a 20 amp fuse and tripped a breaker so I isolated the acuator and ran test on it and determined somewhere inside the acuator it is shorting out and heating up the wires anytime power is applied in reverse polarity
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By Donald J.
4.6 | 20 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Used these to add another reclining angle to a handicapped "lift chair". Two of these work in parallel as if they are synchronized. They are very consistent even if the loads aren't the same. So far, so great! They look pretty cool, as they are on the outside of the
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By Susan Sommer
Very good
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By Amazon Customer
By A J
4.7 | 13 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It's the Fastes Accuator I've ever found! But it's only 2" !!
If that is what you are in need of buy
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By L.E.D. Auto Impressions
Actuator moves very smooth and is built very strong. Used this to automate my tow behind spreader slidegate.
Very happy with my
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By Thomas M.
Using this for a Halloween prop and it is truly noisy. If it was just a little louder it could double as a good "screaming noise". I will weatherproof it and hopefully that will dampen the noise. The speed is valuable for this prop, but next time I would choose another brand/type to reduce the volume. Even when operating under no
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By EngineerChic
4.2 | 71 customer ratings
81% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works
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By Bryan W.
Slow action but works great for our DIY remote chicken door. After interviewing the chickens, they too are in total agreement. Our unit is outdoors under an eave. We used silicone tape/wrap where the parts of the unit come together to reduce the chance of water/rain/snow getting into the inner
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By Our Honest Opinion
I like the way it works, Does what I needed it for. The only thing I would like to see is an adjustable stop on both open and close. My application requires precise stroke length. I did make it work but adjustable stops would make it much
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By T Sans
4.4 | 23 customer ratings
81% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
used it to automate my chicken coop door... works great... probably
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By Wuss912
Using twp of these to position some mirrors to reflect the sun to a solar collector. Tried to very the speed of the actuator, using pulse with modulation (PWM), that worked OK, but the position feed back, from the actuator, drifted when ever I drove the motor with PWM. If I drove the motor with a steady voltage, the position pulses did
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By Mike
Item was poorly packed. Gromet where wires go into body is broken. Thin rope gasket around body has gaps. Would be better if an actual gasket was used.

Otherwise actuator works
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By BK
4.3 | 32 customer ratings
83% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I used these actuators to automate my pull out bed in my van to convert from a couch to a bed. I absolutely love the addition. Super easy to wire, easy to install, and made sense. The only thing I would have changed were the blue and green wires. They didn't really make sense to me, but I just lined up the blue to the black and the red to
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By James
bought these to build a table tilt for the wifes Dewalt scroll saw. She likes it tilted because it is easier on her neck and shoulders and she can see the work better that way.
Comes with everything but the power supply.
I used 2 of these for the table because it was easier to distribute the weight this way. It also kept the
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By Patrick K.
These are pretty powerful actuators yes they are a little noisy well they're running but I think that it's expected it's not like they're used all the time, I used this sets for a custom queen size bed frame so it could lift
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By Jeremy
4.6 | 13 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
easy installation and high quality fobs. works
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By troy jett
Dont buy the cheaper brand. I did and still ended up buying Progressives products. This item works
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By Amazon Customer
Great
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By csr
4.3 | 28 customer ratings
82% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I used this actuator for purposes it may not have been intended for but it solved the problem perfectly. I used this actuator to convert a manual throttle on machine to a electric throttle using this actuator, a mount, and a throttle cable. Solved the problem perfectly and now I can adjust the throttle from a distance using a
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By Brian B.
This works perfectly for tool box drawer
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By OBEY
Works ok but was alittle small to use for what i
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By Rachael Johnson
4.4 | 19 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works
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By Phylip
It is exact what I needed for my crane
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By William MacDonald
Grandson loved it, already put it to use...company is great to do business
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By J. Meyer