Backhoe and Fronthoe Thumb for Excavator

The mechanical thumb for a backhoe attaches to the boom and has 5 possible positions to help you stabilize materials which are hard to control.
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The mechanical thumb for a backhoe attaches to the boom and has 5 possible positions to help you stabilize materials which are hard to control. Simply fold it back or slide out of the way when not in use. Hands down the easiest way to upgrade your backhoe. Please measure your bucket before ordering to ensure a proper match. A mismatched thumb will result in damage to your backhoe, as larger backhoes have more bucket force. For example: if you mount a 25” thumb on a hoe that requires a 31” one, you will probably bend or break your equipment. Make sure that this thumb is at least the length of your bucket when measured from boom to the teeth or the warranty may voided if damage occurs.

- Bolt-on design
- Folds out of the way when not in use.
- Please measure your bucket before ordering
- 5 possible positions
- Fits backhoes with up to 3.25" boom width
- Kubota BH75, BX25, BX24, BX23, BX22, BT601, BT751, Woods BH6000 Groundbreaker Backhoe, Titan Fronthoe, Mahindra 1710 Backhoe 
- Material: .4" steel body, and 1" steel support
- Jaw length: 16.5"
- Opening width: 3.25"
- Finish: Powder Coated
- Weight: 42 lbs

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SKU 122991
UPC 737069524467
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Customer Reviews (1)

Thumb for BX23 works well with added plate.Review by Bob
Very well built. Installs easily however when used on the Kubota BX23 backhoe model BT600 you will need to use a 1/4" steel plate spacer because the backhoe arm is only 3". Otherwise it is a great deal! (Posted on 2/15/2016)

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From Hank LuBean at May 19, 2017

Question: I have a Mahrinda 3720 backhoe on a 3016 tractor with a 16" bucket. I would like a bolt on thumb. The one you have advertised is 16.5" long. the length from the bucket teeth to the boom on the 3720 is 24". Do you have a bolt on thumb that is 22" to 24" long or is your advertised one the only one you have? Do you recommend not using a thumb longer than your 16.5" one?


From Everett at Mar 30, 2017

Question: Will this fit on a Massy Ferguson GC1720 with a CB65 Backhoe?
Thank you for your time.

Answer: If your boom is not greater than 3.25" wide then, yes, it will fit.


From Jason at Mar 22, 2017

Question: Will your thumb fit JD 1025r backhoe

Answer: If your boom is not wider than 3.25" then this will fit your John Deere 1025r backhoe.


From Ron B. at Mar 9, 2017

Question: Will this mechanical thumb (or another model you have) fit an L&S tractor backhoe model # LB1100?


From Randall at Feb 15, 2017

Question: Does anyone have any experience setting up this thumb on a John Deere 270A Backhoe? Would appreciate any feedback you could offer. Thank you!


From Tony at Jan 28, 2017

Question: Will this fit a Kubota BH77?

Answer: Tony,

My research was unable to turn up the exact dimensions of the BH77 boom. This model thumb will fit any boom with a width of 3 1/4" or less.

From jack at Jan 17, 2017

Question: can this be modiified to fit a Mahindra MB26 which is 4-1/4" wide. what components do you manufacture that fit Mahindra

Answer: You would need to purchase one of our weld on quick attach assemblies. Then you would need to cut the brackets off your existing bucket and weld them to our assembly. Now you would be open to all universal skid steer style attachments!

From Julian at Dec 23, 2016

Question: I have TYM TB600 backhoe, it measures right on 3 5/16" width does this have enough play to fit the extra 1/16"?

Answer: Unfortunately, this would not fit the extra 1/16".

Thank you,
Titan Support.

From bruce at Sep 21, 2016

Question: My John Deere boom is about 5" wide, can you do a thumb for that ?

Answer: We do not do custom orders at this time and we do not make thumbs for that width. Have a great day!

-Kaila Holt

From Brian at Sep 17, 2016

Question: Where on the boom should we measure for the 3.25"?

Answer: You would need to measure the width of the boom itself.

-Kaila Holt

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