How to Install a Thumb on a Backhoe

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Last Updated on September 17, 2022

If you’re in the market for a thumb for your backhoe, there are some things that you should know before you buy. This article will walk you through the process and provide you with important information to help you make the best decision for your backhoe. Listed below are the main differences between mechanical and hydraulic thumbs and their benefits. Ultimately, you should pick a thumb that suits your needs and your budget.

Geith HT Main Pin Hydraulic Thumbs

The Geith HT Main Pin HydrauLIC Thumbs are specially designed to fit Geith buckets and are compatible with a wide variety of excavators. They provide variable rotations of up to 140 degrees and offer excellent control, especially for demolition jobs. Designed to work with most Geith buckets, the Geith PL Progressive Linkage Hydraulic Thumbs offer maximum rotation. They follow the bucket tip through an extended range of motion, which improves the pickup and placement of material closer to the excavators.

Another type of thumb design provides additional structure support, but has a limited ability to transfer offset loads. A dipper stick is disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 7,818,901 to Zeno et al. for a backhoe. Another design provides a support structure between the side plates and the teeth of the thumb. A reversible mechanical thumb is also available.

The thumb structure support may be made of two pieces, each with a single part number. The thumb structure is supported by a bottom support plate 64, which is situated between side plates 40 and 42 and opposite the teeth 44. The thumb structure is shaped so that the top and bottom supports can be connected. These components are not dimensionally dependent, which makes them easy to source around the world.

Geith HK Universal Hydraulic Thumbs

The GEITH Mini-Excavator Hydraulic Thumbs are compatible with excavators weighing from 2,000 to 12,000 pounds. Available in two different configurations – direct mount and coupler mount – the Mini-Excavator Hydraulic Thumbs increase productivity and allow safe handling of stumps. These mechanical thumbs feature fixed widths and an oversized, high profile pivot pin to prevent wear and tear.

Designed to fit almost all excavators, the universal hydraulic thumbs are compatible with most buckets and quick couplers. They fold flat under the stick when not in use and are usually stock-standard for most machines. Universal hydraulic thumbs come with a variety of features, including a diverter valve and an auto slide system for maximum versatility. GEITH has a variety of products for backhoes.

Geith BT-SHP Series Backhoe Thumbs

The Geith BT-SHP Series of Backhoe Thumbs provide a reliable and efficient material handling solution. These thumbs are compatible with a variety of excavators, including backhoe Loaders and mini excavators. These thumbs can provide exceptional control for demolition and improved pick-up and placement of materials closer to the excavator.

The BT-SHP Series Backhoo Thumbs are available in hydraulic and pin-on mechanical positioning. The base is a weld-on mechanical design that shares a pivot pin with the bucket. They are designed to fit tightly and offer maximum grip of objects. This allows the operator to work with the bucket with comfort and maximize productivity. Geith offers various mechanical and hydraulic backhoe thumbs for a wide range of machines.

Geith HK Universal Auto-Klamp Mechanical Thumb

The Geith HK Universal Auto-Klap Mechanical Thumb for backhoe will increase the productivity of your backhoe and give you more versatility than ever before. Ideal for landscapers, contractors and other users, this mechanical thumb can dig and load with the same machine. These rigid thumbs are made to handle a variety of materials. Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

This mechanical thumb is easy to install and offers maximum rotation for difficult loads. The Geith HK Universal Auto-Klamp Mechanical Thumb features an oversized high-profile pivot pin and a load-holding valve for easy installation and maximum versatility. It is a versatile solution for material handling needs and offers three mechanical thumb positions. You can install this mechanical thumb to virtually any backhoe and do it yourself projects.

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Mindy Vu is a part time shoe model and professional mum. She loves to cook and has been proclaimed the best cook in the world by her friends and family. She adores her pet dog Twinkie, and is happily married to her books.