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  1. #1
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    Default mechanical thumb for backhoe

    What's the pros and cons vs. hydraulic one? I'm also a welder, thinking of fabbing my own. would use it to set rock ect. thank's, Tool

  2. #2
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    Default Re: mechanical thumb for backhoe

    I have a mechanical on mine and the only thing I could think of would be not having to climb off and on the tractor to set it up.
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  3. #3
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    Default Re: mechanical thumb for backhoe

    The only con side I have heard of is $$$$, aside from that I think everyone would get a mechanical thumb instead of a fixed thumb.

    If you can fab your own, a few pieces of steel sitting around the shop, would be easy to find. Then go buy a hydraulic ram, hose and fittings, it seems like you solved the $$$$ problem that the rest of us run into.

    steve
    Kubota L3430HST with 723 loader and 6'bucket, Greenline 6", 9" & 12" post hole digger, Land Pride 5' Brush hog, toothbar, 72" land Pride box blade, canopy, Kuhn 6' rototiller, 8' landscape rake, post driver, WOODS BH90x with hydraulic thrumb.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: mechanical thumb for backhoe

    Thank's guys. I use to weld full time shop has plasma ,mig, and stick.

    tons of iron. Tool

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