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  1. #11

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    2000 Kubota L4610

    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    5th view

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  2. #12

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    Kubota B7100HST & Kubota L4610HST w/FEL

    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    treeboone
    Great pics[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img].
    I laid out a little picture show for the wife, showed her the post and had the pics open in seperate windows. We have to go to the dealer we purchased from for fluid/filters in a couple weeks and he carries Curtis and Woods also...........
    regards
    Mutt


  3. #13

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    Lyndeborough, NH
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    Kubota L5030HSTC, Farmall SuperC

    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    That's quite a change in the sub-frame. I wonder if that's for all the 9000 subs or just for your 4000 series. The old front receiver would kind of funnel you in if you were within an inch or so of center - this one does not look nearly as forgiving (though it may be that the front receiver is the saem design as before). Hmm - I'll snap some pictures of mine tomorrow morning when I'm "back in the saddle". Nice rig.

    Andy in NH

  4. #14

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    Mendon Massachusetts, south on the RI border
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    Kubota 2710, Yr 2000 -- Ingersoll 18hp, 4' deck, 4' auger snow plow, 4' front blade, 4'X6' pull trailer, -- Simplicity 3012, 4' sickle bar, 4' auger plow, 4' deck.

    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    treeboone

    I have a 2710 with a 4690 hoe, I'm very interested in a thumb fo building stone walls.
    Does 'Rankin Thumb' have a web site??

    What has been your experience with the thumb for light work, (200 - 300 lbs).

    Phil


  5. #15

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    2000 Kubota L4610

    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    Sorry fellas, I gotta claim ignorance on most of the questions. If I'd had a hoe with thumb to compare to, I could tell you the difference. I did not even get a chance to look at this stuff before hand, I told the salesman what I wanted and he took it from there (a pretty straight up guy for a salesman, and I generally don't trust them.) I did get to look at a 7500 Woods before hand, and picked the 9000 based on the performance and size comparison. The cost of the 9000 was about 1000 bucks more. Glad I upgraded. It seems to be well matched to the 4610. The pump gives decent performance at low engine RPM, I like running at 15-1800 RPM rather than the 540 PTO speed of 2700 RPM or so, that would drive me nuts.
    As far as the thumb goes, I'm sure there are better (and more expensive) choices. This one was 450. bucks installed. Like most of the stuff I've seen from Rankin, they use fairly heavy steel and iron, simple design and finish (not as nice as some other equipment but better than most import stuff I've seen)
    How would it work for rocks? I will find out for sure later this summer, I can tell you it can pick up small stumps with a single bound... It would probobly pay to use care, since the curl force on the 9000 is probobly more than the thumb wants.
    The pins would likely serve as a shear safety, and it might be a good idea to wrap the thumb tines with rubber for a better grip, maybe a bicycle tire? I got a chance to reinstall the hoe yesterday, first time with not a clue, just shy of 1 hour. As Andy mentioned, it can be done in alot less once you get the hang of it. I included the time it took to go get the manual, scratch my head, "what the ....." and so on. It really was not bad, but I would not care to do it on uneven ground.

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  6. #16

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    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    Andy, here is a fuzzy pic taken underneath, looking back on the front connection point. Lining up the frame was not difficult, but I was working on a good concrete floor.

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  7. #17

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    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    here is another pic of the mount showing the pump. I could take better pictures, but don't think it would download very well.

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    2004 New Holland TN70DA with 32LC loader, 2000 New Holland 2120 with Curtis cab, 7309 loader

    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    Phil

    I got a thumb for my backhoe from Attachment Sales.

    It works great for stones. I haven't built any retaining walls out of stone but I did line (with feild stone) a brook.

    Attached picture is of the thumb. It's the smallest one they make.

    I got better pictures posted last summer but can't find them in the archives.



    Derek
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    Kubota /L2650/ LA450/B4690 -- John Deere 450 Dozer

    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    Rowski, nice looking brook, and I think I dated her sister....


  10. #20

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    Default Re: Woods 9000 w/thumb-pictures

    Rowski, I think you have the better of the two thumbs. Yours looks like a true piece of equipment, nicely engineered, the Rankin could be built by a moderately talented welder. I will have to live with what I have at this point, but given a choice, I'd choose yours.


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