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    Bronze Member J0be269's Avatar
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    Default Kubota Thumb on BH65

    I received my factory (optional) thumb for my BH65 recently and so far I love it. Initially the pin that secures it in the desired position would not go in far enough to let the retaining pin go in it. It was in there when I got it back from the dealer but looks like they must have used a hammer to make it happen.

    Five mins with the die grinder solved that problem by removing a tiny bit on the handle portion of the big pin. Looking at the way this thumb positions (it's a tube in tube type design) I believe that it could very easily be converted to hydraulic operation. It's not something on my list as of yet, but I'm sure it one day will be. Any way here are a few pics of it for those who may be wondering about the thumb.
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    Kubota B2620
    LA364 FEL, BH65 w/ 16" Bucket, Kubota 6 position mechanical thumb

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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

    Quote Originally Posted by J0be269
    I received my factory (optional) thumb for my BH65 recently and so far I love it. Initially the pin that secures it in the desired position would not go in far enough to let the retaining pin go in it. It was in there when I got it back from the dealer but looks like they must have used a hammer to make it happen.

    Five mins with the die grinder solved that problem by removing a tiny bit on the handle portion of the big pin. Looking at the way this thumb positions (it's a tube in tube type design) I believe that it could very easily be converted to hydraulic operation. It's not something on my list as of yet, but I'm sure it one day will be. Any way here are a few pics of it for those who may be wondering about the thumb.
    Can you post the part/number for the kit?

    Thank you.

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    Bronze Member J0be269's Avatar
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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

    Quote Originally Posted by madslick
    Can you post the part/number for the kit?

    Thank you.
    BH1976
    Kubota B2620
    LA364 FEL, BH65 w/ 16" Bucket, Kubota 6 position mechanical thumb

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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

    Could you do me a really big favor?
    I want to make a thumb to match the kubota design.
    Could you take pictures of your thumb from a few angles with a ruler in the picture?
    Also, the support tubes each by themself with a ruller showing length and hole locations?
    I am in the process of adding supports to my BH75 and would like to create a thumb similar to what you bought.

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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

    this is my home made hydraulic full rotation thumb for a bh65 with a quick coupler that i made... ( a video of the coupler is available on youtube )

    actually i havent finished totaly my project...

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    video of the coupler

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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

    Nice job!

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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

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    here a little video of the thumb


    humm link not seems to work ;(

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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

    It Says "video is unavailable , it has either been removed from facebook or it is not visible due to privacy settings"

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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

    Quote Originally Posted by J0be269 View Post
    I received my factory (optional) thumb for my BH65 recently and so far I love it. Initially the pin that secures it in the desired position would not go in far enough to let the retaining pin go in it. It was in there when I got it back from the dealer but looks like they must have used a hammer to make it happen.

    Five mins with the die grinder solved that problem by removing a tiny bit on the handle portion of the big pin. Looking at the way this thumb positions (it's a tube in tube type design) I believe that it could very easily be converted to hydraulic operation. It's not something on my list as of yet, but I'm sure it one day will be. Any way here are a few pics of it for those who may be wondering about the thumb.
    You should be able to add the cylinder and control valve and be in business. My B26 has a foot control pedal to work the hydraulic thumb which frees up all the other functions to work at the same time.
    2010 LS P-7010C 20F/20R gear tractor & FEL, 2009 Kubota B 26 TLB, RTV 900 Kubota,17 foot Lund boat with 70HP motor, 2012-20 ft 12k GVW trailer, 2011- 52" Craftsman ZTR mower, 2013 Ferris Zero Turn, 3 weed whackers, pressure washer, leaf blowers, 7 foot bush hog, 8 foot landscape rake , 8 foot 3 PH disc, 2 row cultivator, 350 amp Miller AC/DC welding machine and all the tools needed to keep them all repaired and running.

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    Default Re: Kubota Thumb on BH65

    Quote Originally Posted by ptgdigger View Post
    It Says "video is unavailable , it has either been removed from facebook or it is not visible due to privacy settings"
    thanks , switched to public https://www.facebook.com/v/10151349428308851

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