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Thumb Design

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by Squizzy246B, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. will_gurt

    will_gurt Charter Member

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    I have very little patience SO YOU BETTER HURRY!:roll


    Was I suppose to bring this soda for you to drink??? I liked what you did to the ones that you brought today,it sorta resaemmbled this smiley :bash
     
  2. digger242j

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    Ya know, you two, the best way to get me NOT to do something is to nag me about doing it. Ask Mrs. Digger. I can be very contrary... :nono

    :cool2
     
  3. Jeff D.

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    I learned that in the "WWII week-end" thread.:yup
    And how well has that approach been working for you??:rolleyes: It's been my experience that a women can take that to a level that the "man brain" can't even comprehend.:crying
     
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  4. tylermckee

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    Keep the pics we dont want to see your damn manual thumb.
     
  5. digger242j

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    Reverse psychology doesn't work either. :p
     
  6. Squizzy246B

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    I had all intentions of this being a serious thread:Banghead

    but since Digger has interjected..or rather been unable to salvage some form of repute through his inadequacies with the digital camera....then I'll have to revert to begging:rolleyes: :)

    Does anybody else have some good Hydraulic thumb pics??...Please if not...just post away with your holiday pics...and Jeff...don't sweat it too much..most but not all of the gene pool does have an opposible thumb...its what spearates us upright walking bipeds from the truck driv.....errr...the other primates.:rolleyes: :wink2 :bouncegri
     
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  7. tylermckee

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    my left thumb is double jointed, ill snap a pic later today. It helps me pick up odd shaped objects sometimes.
     
  8. digger242j

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    I can salvage all the ill repute you want... :yup

    Besides, I didn't necessarily say I was going to post those pics here. I might start a new thread about manual thumbs, or I might post them to an entirely different website, and let you all google for them. :)

    To get more or less back on topic, having used the fixed thumb for most of yestersday and today, it was certainly helpful, but now I'd really like a hydraulic one...
     
  9. Squizzy246B

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    Ummm... "salvage"... have you read some of the threads you have been participating in latley:eek: :wink2 :bouncegri
     
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    Thats weird, my left thumb is double jointed but only for opening...it goes past 90 deg :confused:
     
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    Certainly NOT! I find that trying to follow the discussion only distracts me as I compose my replies... :yup
     
  12. Jeff D.

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    Yes, many of us certainly have made a new standard for "reaching bottom".:bouncegri



    Squizzy, how much was that one "USA" thumb you posted pictures of?

    As little digging as I actually do, and with the age of my backhoe, I don't know if considering a thumb is worth it for me, or not?

    Then again, it sounds as if they are the best thing since slided bread, so I would like to try one. Possibly a weld on, manually adjustable one could be picked up reasonably enough to warrent the purchase?

    Digger, what's the story behind your's? Did you hear any price figures for it?
     
  13. Squizzy246B

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    Jeff, Google is your friend, but from memory that one seemed cheap to me even though it was in USD. Just search the net and see what you come up with.

    Rockland comes up: http://www.rocklandmfg.com/excavator/thumbs.htm

    ahhhaah...here it is http://www.excavatorthumb.com/

    I was actually looking for pics that show more of the finer detail...but since Digger is having a hissy-fit I'll just have to rely on those more generous members of this wonderful forum:rolleyes: :D :D
     
  14. Dwan Hall

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    Cat 304 0r 305 thumb

    here is a cat thumb mount I saw yesterday. second picture is the upper mont. Thumb mounts on pin along with quick disconect.

    should have my hoe back today with pictures but they are about the same
     

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    I AM NOT HAVING A HISSY FIT!!! AM NOT, AM NOT, AM NOT!!! :cussing :cussing :Banghead :mad:

    :dizzy

    Oh, I feel much better now...
    :angel


    I think I heard $1,200, but that's not firsthand info.
     
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    The manual thumb that was installed this past Monday was $1166.00 including the sales tax. As for what the welder charged, I do not know.
     
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    lol You guys are totally nuts:laugh
     
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    The picture Dwan posted is the same thumb and coupler setup we have on our 303CR, except for the top pin on the thumb cylinder has a lynch pin that holds in it place for quick removal. Works pretty well for us, the thumb and cylinder can be completely removed in a matter of minutes via a couple lynch pins and a hammer to pound out the bushing pins.
     
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    We are too:laugh ...and this is supposed to be a serious thread:eek: ..full of informative industry discussion for the benefit of the good forum community.:)
     
  20. Dwan Hall

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    Here is the lower pin assembly of a PSM thumb on a Takuchi TB070. Looks like all they did was put in a longer bucket pivet pin for the lower mount.
     

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