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Old 09-13-2012, 05:49 PM
mrusk mrusk is offline
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Which Mechanical Thumb for pc150?

I have a 1997 PC 150. I need a mechanical thumb for a large boulder wall job I have coming up. I know its not as good as a hydrulic one, but I can't see spending 10-12k on something for a machine that might be worth 20k.

I need to get this ordered up tomorrow so please let me know what brands are best!

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:07 PM
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Have you checked machinery trader for a used hydraulic thumb? If you can try and find a used one, you will be happy you did. Or mabee even look for a full grapple.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:19 PM
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I had very good luck with a Solsbee thumb. Used it a lot over the years I owned it. Never had an issue. If you order a new one....ask them to turn the pin, the one you pull out to lower the thumb and strut into working position, down about 1/16th of an inch in diameter. It makes getting it in and out much nicer.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:10 PM
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might help
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:16 PM
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Get a narrow one, that way you can still get your stick into the skinny trenches, that's if you use a narrow trenching bucket.
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