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Offline gasman1075

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Adding a thumb
« on: October 27, 2017, 01:15:36 am »
I hate computers...I am adding a thumb to my 3 PT hitch pallet forks. I have the hydraulic valves ordered from Surplus Center and will take it to be welded up after I dry fit everything this weekend.
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Re: Adding a thumb
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 08:03:59 am »
I have not see one on the back. Goog luck with it.
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Re: Adding a thumb
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 08:15:03 am »
I couldn't find one on the back either where my hydraulics are ( power beyond). Ordered the 3 pt pallet forks from Titan and the thumb from Green's Machine. I figure I can back the forks under a log, pinch it, lift it, move it over to where I pile the rounds and then buck it up to length without having the log on the ground while I cut. I hope it works as I hope. It is a lot less complicated than adding the thumb to the bucket. ( I believe )

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Re: Adding a thumb
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 03:56:14 pm »
Should work just fine. I use my grapple fork on my skid steer to hold logs to be bucked with a chain saw. Years ago we did everything on the back with a three point until we got a loader tractor big enough to handle round hay bales and never looked back. Know that I wear glasses I hate using three point equipment backing up.