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  1. #1
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    Oct 2005
    Eatonville, WA
    JD 3520

    Default Hydraulics question

    I've been thinking about putting a thumb on my 447 backhoe. I was wondering if I could put a hydraulic cylinder on it and run it in parallel with my bucket curl cylinder with cutoffs for when I want it stationary or parked. What do you think? Has anyone ever tried this?

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    Jul 2003
    Westminster, MD
    John Deere 3720 CAB, 455AWS

    Default Re: Hydraulics question

    Technically it would work, but it would not be user friendly at all. The best way would be to add a electric diverter valve to the bucket circuit, or a solenoid valve to the main feeds to the hoe.

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