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Will I have enough pressure to run the Auger hooking into the thumb fittings?

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by Danny Steel, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Danny Steel

    Danny Steel Well-Known Member

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    When I made the thumb for my KX-71 I had the Kubota boys adjust the pressure for the thumb.

    Now I'm planing to use my auger that I currently use on my skid steer work on my Mini- X as well.

    The big question......will I have enough pressure to use a 24" auger?

    I don't know what they set the pressure at:beatsme......but they gave me more on the bucket and the stick at the same time
     
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    I would have thought you will be right . Might be a little slower
     
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    I have a Bobcat 334 with hyd thumb that I use an auger on from time to time. The auger runs off the thumbs hyd's, I have to disconnect the thumb and hook up the auger. I haven't had a problem with pressure or flow but the biggest auger I ran on it was a 12".
     
  4. Hendrik

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    I am no expert but I believe that they not so much alter the pressure but rather adjust the relief valve to be at ~70% of the bucket relief valve.
    My KX41-3v can run a 24" auger but does not have the same power as the dingo, the 41 has 17hp and the dingo has 25hp. Most times I will drill a pilot hole with a smaller auger before using the 24".
    Your 71 should play with a 24" but may well stop when encountering a rock or large root, as it should.
     
  5. Danny Steel

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    I forgot about the relief valve. I think your right, and I'm about to find out soon.

    Thanks