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Adding auxilary hydraulics

Discussion in 'Compact Wheel Loaders' started by Effinay, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Effinay

    Effinay Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Getting organized with my own small business
    Pelham, NH
    Hi All,
    Not sure if this is even the right place to post this but I'll take the chance....I've got a hydraulic thumb I wish to add to my backhoe. Welding the tabs/ears for mounting seems somewhat straight forward, but when it comes to plumbing the thing I'm getting shaky and reading about hydraulic theory and all that makes my eyes glaze over and I fall ouuta my chair. I'm reasonably mechanically inclined, can usually follow directions after reading them a few times, polite to old ladies and kind to my wife's cats. What's that you say? Never mind those last two things, I just threw them in there. I'd like to control it with a foot pedal for convenience. Just not sure where to start. Anyone offer some direction/advice? I'd be much obliged, and Thank You in advance. All the best!
  2. Plebeian

    Plebeian Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    aux hydraulics

    Backhoe threads are for the tractor/ backhoe section.
    You don't say what backhoe you have. Check to see there is no extra spools on the hydraulic control bank that are unused, if not you might need to add an extra spool or other options depending on what the existing hydraulic set up is.
    No welding necessary if you use a thumb like this.
  3. plant tech

    plant tech Member

    May 9, 2012
    diesel plant fitter
    Gweru, zimbabwe
    are you gonna fix a seperate pump for the thumb or you gonna stress the current one