New Solesbee Thumb

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by NEUSWEDE, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    Got my Solesbee Direct pin thumb all mounted and plumbed today. Getting the pin in with having to get the thumb, coupler and stick lined up was a task. had the welder come on site and welded it up. Great company to deal with said it would be ready for shipping in 7-8 days from ordering, was delivered 6 days after ordering. I shopped around and looked at the local fab company and jrb but between price and being custom made for my machine I couldn't go wrong with the solesbee, very beefy and will be great.

    Made a quick video of it http://youtu.be/xfP3VDvLLTI

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  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    When did you get a bigger excavator? I never realized you had anything bigger than a mini..
     
  3. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,147

    Back in August I took the plunge and bought a 2004 Deere 160 Got sick of renting and was loosing bids due to having to factor in a rental so jobs less than a week I was getting killed on either over pricing or working for nothing to pay the rental.
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  4. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks good Dylan! You should be very happy with the 160 and thumb setup.
     
  5. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,147

    Thanks Andrew the only thing I dislike is that the thumb doesn't close closer to the stick but it doesn't affect anything negatively so I can live with it.
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