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  1. #1
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    Default kioti thumb for CK30 HST

    A while back I had asked about the thumb for the ck30 and was directed to a manufacture who gave tbn members a discount. No one so far posted they actually had one put on, but I went a head and bought it. Sorry for the lateness in posting, in the middle of building my house. I will post a few quick thought s on it and will post more if people want more detail.

    Thumb is a must for picking rock or grabbing tree trucks to cut up.
    Quality of the welding is back yard. Not what I expected and not a clean job at all.
    Don't tell kioti if you are still under warrenty that you put it on.
    The thumb is about 35 lbs. but strong looking. But the bracket had to be rewelded.

    After I had it installed, I had my second problem with the backhoe attachment. The dipstick started to wear in the same area that a previouse poster noted and in a different area from my previouse break. Once again kioto came through and fixed it under warrenty. theo only problem....I had to have the thumb grinded off and then re attached. uuggg. so instead of costing my 150 to install it, it cost me over 400 for all the work. but it is still worth it.

    joe
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    Default Re: kioti thumb for CK30 HST

    Another pic
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    Default Re: kioti thumb for CK30 HST

    picture with thumb and forks
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    Default Re: kioti thumb for CK30 HST

    I got a set of forks that attach to the loader to help with my house construction. great for lifting beams and joists up. as well as sheets of plywood. but be carefull.

    joe
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  5. #5
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    Default Re: kioti thumb for CK30 HST

    It's a little late for both of us now, but check out the new Woods backhoe on thier site. Excavator style curved boom, optional factory thumb, extra power and reach.

    If I win the lotto I may have to upgrade.

    Larry

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    Default Re: kioti thumb for CK30 HST

    see-> http://www.carverequipment.com/back_hoe_thumb.htm

    mechanical thumb
    works well
    requires welding/installation
    cost approx $1100 (just an estimate)

    Best wishes,
    Steve
    carvequip@aol.com

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    Default Re: kioti thumb for CK30 HST

    thanks Steve,

    that looks real beefy. did you put it on a ck30 backhoe? my main concern was the weight. so i went with the lightest one that i thought I could still get the job done and not get crushed by the bucket the first time I use it. I am still concerned about the pivit points on the Kioti loader after getting two breaks, thank goodness for the warrenty. Once the warrently is gone, I will work on having some extra welds to beef it up.

    aloha
    joe

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