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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    I got this picture from ASI. It is model CT824HD. I hope this file come out.


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    Rowski - The picture came out fine. It looks exactly like the one I've got on my Bradco 609, except that mine is black.

    Mark


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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    Did it come black or did you paint it?


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    It came black.

    Mark


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    Hey Rowski!: where can I find out more about this thumb-Like pricing,whether it will fit on a woods 7500,etc. ? thanks,Dan


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    Dan - Check out http://www.attachmentsales.com for product info (but no pricing), phone number and email address. (They sell direct by phone order - that's how I got mine.)

    Mark

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by MChalkley on 7/23/00 06:09 PM.</FONT></P>

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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    Dan, Mark is the one who got me going on the thumb. They quoted me a price of $500 including shipping. I will be ordering my this week.


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    Thanks fellas, I think,no,I know I could use one of those for all kinds of fun stuff!.Guess I'll work some OT and order one!.Dan.


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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    Mark,

    Ordered my thumb today. Should have it by end of the week. The salesman told me that the claw of the thumb should not go inside the bucket when you curl the bucket. He also said to put the bucket at a 90 degrees to the dipper stick when aligning. Does this sound right and is there anything else I need to know. Also where abouts would that place the thumb mounting flange on the dipper stick (near the bottom?). How do YOU store the thumb when not in use?

    By the way I knew the hoe would be handy but it has been more than I knew it could be. My father and I have been making an overflow from our resevoir with "large stone steps" could not have done it with out the hoe.

    Thank for all your help. It is really nice to talk to someone how doesn't mind sharing thier ideas with others. This is very true for my self as I do not have much experience in life (I'm still a young pup). Many thanks.

    Rowski


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    Rowski - You're welcome! And thanks for the kind words. Certainly somebody should get some benefit from all my phone calls, web searching, magazine reading, and trial-and-error mistakes. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    I mounted mine by getting another guy to help me hold it (two more would've been a lot nicer - that thing is heavy!). I assembled it in the position closest to the bucket and lowered it down the dipperstick until the end of the thumb was even with the bucket teeth when the bucket is curled about 45 degrees (assuming 90 degrees is at right angles to the dipperstick), and marked that spot. That way, if you use it in the position farthest from the bucket, it will hang over the teeth just slightly when the bucket is curled to meet it, which I've found to be what works best. Then I removed the thumb from the bracket that gets welded onto the dipperstick and we welded it in the spot we'd marked earlier. For storage, I usually leave the thumb on the dipperstick, but remove the brace that holds it in the extended position. If you really needed to save the extra 100 lbs or so, you could remove it entirely and leave only the welded-on bracket, but I haven't found that it matters on my backhoe.

    Mark


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