Thumb for kubota

Post in 'The Gear' started by tim1, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. tim1

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    I know you guys. no pictures, didn"t happen. My back needs all the help it can get. I put this thumb on my bh4690 backhoe to help with chores. Tim
     

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    Nice. I think it needs hydraulics, but i can definitely see how its be useful, hydraulics or not.
     
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    Yep! Work smarter not harder! Don't "squeeze" too hard until you know how much your "stiff leg" will take. Good Job!
     
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    I would have liked to have hydraulics, but this will do for my need. I agree on the squeeze factor, will go gently at first, if the stiff leg bends, go heavier. I used 1x2x3/16th tubing. The jaw is 2x2x1/4in. 1/2" plate under the dipper. Now for some logs! Tim
     
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    I like it!
     
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    Nice work Tim. You will love it. Some day when i have the money, oh wait - :rolleyes:, I am going to add hydraulics to my mechanical thumb. That will be nice. But that will work good for you. I use mine quite a bit. Great for large pieces of wood, logs, rocks, etc. You gotta use your noggin more.
     
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