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3 PT Thumb
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:11:19 PM »
I had the thumb welded up last week and added the hydraulics. My welds are not pretty but hopefully they will hold. It worked well kept a 20-24 foot piece of ash up off the ground and secure while I cut it into rounds.
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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 09:11:40 PM »
I've got a mini excavator with a hydraulic thumb. I can't imagine life without one. Great machine to have.

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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 11:01:57 AM »
gasman,
That looks pretty handy for bucking up firewood.The next time it's hooked to the tractor could you take and post a picture?
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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 06:50:51 AM »
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Sorry it took so long but here is a 24' Ash pretty straight 14" - 12" I'd like to know the approximate weight if anyone can figure that ? The 3 PT thumb works fine but the forks are too long and when I slide them under the logs. Or I need to group the limbs away from the larger logs I am cutting up. Other than that it works fine.
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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 07:43:55 AM »
Looks like a good working height to saw firewood.
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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 08:21:12 AM »
gasman,
 Thanks for the picture.At the present time I'm using the thumb on my old 550 backhoe.
 If I get rid of of it,the 3 pt thumb looks like a good option.My back really likes having the log elevated and so does my chainsaw.
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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 09:08:54 AM »
The height is the best part of it ( says my back and my saw ) much faster then on the ground and then rolling it away....and it being secured to the pallet forks. If I had a bigger tractor I would have the thumb on the bucket. This will do for a few years until I can get the money for a bigger tractor.
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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 08:31:55 PM »
if that is white ash it would weigh about 1061 pounds according to the ff log weight calculator.  jg
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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 07:42:38 AM »
Thank you. Where can I find the FF log weight calculator ?
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 10:26:53 PM »
to the rite of the posts under the sponsors adds, click on ''forestry forum tool box''.   jg
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Re: 3 PT Thumb
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 09:33:10 AM »
Thanks I'll check it out.
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