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Deere 410/510D ripper or other attachments

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by Heckler Excavation, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:34 PM.

  1. Heckler Excavation

    Heckler Excavation Member

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    Hey guys I'm new here! :D

    Was wondering if anyone has seen or has any attachments that would fit my 95 510D Backhoe. I'd love to get a ripper or thumb.

    I don't know anything about the coupler setup (yet) as to if they can accommodate other manufacturer's attachments or newer JD attachments for the rear hoe and front loader, so any info would greatly help me.

    Thanks!
    Mike

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  2. Tinkerer

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    Welcome to HEF,Heckler !
    Hydraulic or mechanical thumb ?
     
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    I'd love a hydraulic one, but I have the extendahoe, so I'm not sure how that would work with installing/ adding a line and which stick/pedal to use.

    So out of simplicity maybe I should just get a mechanical..
     
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    Once you use a thumbyou will never have a hoe without one. They are that useful.
    I have a Titan thumb on my backhoe. Sadly it is the second one. The first one bent. It was not abused either.
    The second one is new and on the hoe, but I have not used it yet.
    be aware that they offer two different models of the same size thumbs. Unfortunately I didn't know that and bought the cheaper one.
    https://www.palletforks.com/skid-steers/backhoe-attachments/thumbs/?lang=default
    Be aware that they offer two different models of the same size thumbs. Unfortunately I didn't know that and bought the cheaper one.
    Thumbs are available on Ebay. Directions on how to determine what size you need is on there also in the vendors ads.
     
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    I would also like to add a thumb and agree that buying the heaviest is a good idea. I have used a mechanical on an excavator before and can see the advantages of the hydraulic. Has anyone put a hydraulic thumb on an extendable boom before. Any pictures of that? In particular the control and additional hose run to accommodate the extension.
     
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    I was looking at those, just didn't know if they were anything good. Usually anything on ebay isn't built to last and I wouldn't even think about it being able to hold up on a medium/heavy machine, I'll give it a shot! Thanks Tinkerer
     
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    I have one, it's damn thick stuff. For the price nothing I could find is even close. 36" I think mine is. FedEx was pissed when SHE delivered it.
    Joe H
     
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    My new one is fabricated from all 5/8th inch plate. First one was fabed out of 1/2".
    In retrospect I did abuse my first one. I was moving a tree trunk about 18 inches in diameter x 12 feet long.
    For some dumb reason instead of positioning the backhoe to pick it up in the center, I picked it about a foot from the end. The twisting force is what bent the tine of the thumb. :mad:
    This is the new one. --->https://www.palletforks.com/skid-st...y-weld-on-adjustable/122982.html?lang=default
    If you read the thread Joe posted the link to -- be sure to read my post #103. Sad story for me.
     
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    Good to know Tinkerer! I did some light ~25ft high tree removal Sunday and was amazed at the just how simple It ripped these 6 inch diameter trees out. I then proceeded to "try"... to take out an 100 yr old oak stump cut a couple years ago... 4 hours later I had dug roughly a 4-5 foot trench all around it to clear most of the roots. Only to find out that even at high idle I couldn't make the thing budge... might need to fill the mote with water and burn it out..

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    Oak tree stumps are very difficult to dig up. Not only dig a trench around it like you did but dig under it as far as you can. You will never be able to lift it. Sometimes I have had to dig a ramp and dog-walk the stump up and out of the hole. The biggest I have dug up was a freshly cut one about 4 feet in diameter. Many times I have dug a big hole next to the stump and buried it. A large part of my property has sand rock 3 feet below the surface and I cannot bury the stumps. So, I either dig the stumps up or hire a grinder.
    It is better to hire someone with a stump grinder to remove them. I have done that, but my machine is paid for and I have plenty of time to use it.
    A hackberry stump I had ground out this past summer cost me $200.00. That included cutting the tree down. It was about 3 feet in diameter. The tree was tooo big and close to the street for me to take a chance of something going wrong if cut it down myself.
     
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  13. Heckler Excavation

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    I think I'm going to try either drilling holes in it and filling it with road salt or just burn it alittle and see if that does anything, I'd rather not put many many more hours on my machine just for some clearing on my own property. If thay doesnt work I can convince the wife to let me rent a grinder for the day ;)