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Thumbs

Having an excavator thumb, will add value to your equipment by essentially make two machines out of one. In addition to being able to dig, it allows the machine to also easily pull, grab, sort & load all sorts of things from rocks & scrap to trees & pipes.

What Is The Difference Between Manual & Hydraulic Thumbs?

 

There are two different types of thumbs available: Manual & Hydraulic. A manual thumb is more common, and a less expensive option. The thumb is held in position using a pin & solid arm. The adjustment of the thumb to bucket angle, is changed by unpinning the arm & allowing the arm to slide to the desired position, then being re-pinned. A hydraulic thumb requires the machine already be plumbed with auxiliary hydraulic lines & have a foot pedal or switch to control the thumb. A hydraulic cylinder allows for on the fly adjustment of the thumb's proximity to the bucket, without ever leaving the cab. 

 

Click Here To Watch A Video Demonstrating The Differences

MANUAL THUMBS

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8x24 Manual Thumb

  • 3-10K Lb Machines

  • Backhoe / Mini Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 105 Lbs

  • 8x24" Thumb

  • 3x18" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

  • Closeout Price

$895

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10x35 Manual Thumb

  • 10-15K Lb Machines

  • Backhoe / Mini Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 135 Lbs

  • 10x35" Thumb

  • 5x19.5" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$1,495

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14x40 Manual Thumb

  • 11-19K Lb Machines

  • MiniExcavator / Midi Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 295 Lbs

  • 14x40" Thumb

  • 5x27" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$1,895

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18x50 Manual Thumb

  • 20-39K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 655 Lbs

  • 18x50" Thumb

  • 6.1x31" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$2,595

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18x62 Manual Thumb

  • 40-55K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 975 Lbs

  • 18x50" Thumb

  • 9x48" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$3,450

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24x58 Manual Thumb

  • 40-55K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 975 Lbs

  • 24x58" Thumb

  • 7.5x32" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$3,695

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24x66 Manual Thumb

  • 40-55K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 1,000 Lbs

  • 24x66" Thumb

  • 7.75x33" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$4,095

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32x62 Manual Thumb

  • 40-76K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 1,420 Lbs

  • 32x62" Thumb

  • 7.5x32" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$5,595

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32x67 Manual Thumb

  • 60-100K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 1,420 Lbs

  • 32x67" Thumb

  • 7.55x32" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$7,495

HYDRAULIC THUMBS

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8x24 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 3-10K Lb Machines

  • Backhoe / Mini Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 110 Lbs

  • 8x24" Thumb

  • 3x30" Weld On Bracket

  • Includes Bracket, Thumb & Cylinder

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$1,295

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8x30 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 4-10K Lb Machines

  • Backhoe / Mini Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 120 Lbs

  • 8x30" Thumb

  • 3x34.25" Weld On Bracket

  • Includes Bracket, Thumb & Cylinder

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$1,495

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10x35 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 10-15K Lb Machines

  • Backhoe / Mini Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 175 Lbs

  • 10x35" Thumb

  • 4x39.25" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$1,995

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14x40 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 13-19K Lb Machines

  • MiniExcavator / Midi Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 255 Lbs

  • 14x40" Thumb

  • 4.25x46" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$2,395

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18x50 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 20-39K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 650 Lbs

  • 18x50" Thumb

  • 7x65" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$4,895

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24x58 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 40-55K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 975 Lbs

  • 24.5x58" Thumb

  • 7x80" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$5,595

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24x66 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 40-55K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 1,000 Lbs

  • 24x66" Thumb

  • 7x79.5" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$5,895

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32x62 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 45-76K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 1,500 Lbs

  • 32x62" Thumb

  • 8.75x83.75" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$7,595

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32x72 Hydraulic Thumb

  • 60-100K Lb Machines

  • Excavator Thumb

  • Approx 1,650 Lbs

  • 32x67" Thumb

  • 8.6x83.55" Weld On Bracket

  • Folds Against Stick For Storage

  • Click To View Video

$7,950

What Size Thumb Does My Machine Need?

 

Depending On Your Year Model, What Height Of Bucket & If A Quick Attach System Has Been Added To Your Machine Are All Things That Could Effect What Size Of Thumb Your Specific Machine Needs. The Best Way To Verify Your Specific Size Needed Is To Measure From Your Stick (Right Above Where Your Stick Meets The Bucket Pin Or Quick Attach Pin) To The Tip Of Your Teeth. If You Come Back With A Measurement That Is Between Thumb Sizes, It Is Better To Have A Thumb That Is A Little Longer, Than A Little Shorter, So That The Bucket Doesn't Swallow The Thumb When Pinching.

 

Click Here To Watch A Video Demonstrating How To Measure Your Machine

Our thumbs are custom built with universal fit design for a variety of brands including John Deere, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Kobelco, Volvo, XCMG, Hyundai, JCB, Link Belt, Bobcat, Hitachi, Sunward, Kubota, Case & most others. They are manufactured to heavy duty specs, weld-on ready & have serrated edges for better gripping. The proximity of the manual thumb is adjustable by moving the placement of the arm & pin, while the hydraulic thumbs utilizes your machine's auxiliary hydraulics and foot pedal or thumb switch. If the machine is being used to grab materials more often, the operator may choose to have the thumb angled closer in proximity to the bucket for less bucket swing. In the opposite situation where digging is more of a necessity than grabbing, the thumb can be moved to a larger degree of angle, away from the bucket or even completely positioned against the stick or fully removed if it is not being required during certain dirt digging work. 

What About Used Thumbs?
I35 Equipment only offers new thumbs for sale, which include the brackets and pins, because used thumbs often do not includes the brackets, as they were left welded on to the previous machine.

Delivery Available

Interested in a hauling quote or have a question?

Please contact us at (405) 833-6437 or Info@i35equipment.com

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