Has anyone added hydraulic cylinder to their backhoe to work with the thumb? I'd like to know type cylinder and even a photo of install if possible....tks Chuck
Looking forward to hearing about your hydroplus install. The 1026R kit should be ready soon. Looking forward to it, went with hi flow pump.The picture shows the 1 1/2" dia x 6" stroke I intend to use to power my BX "Barracuda" thumb that's now on my 260 BH.....pic also shows kenguys' hi flow kit and a new 2025R pump to replace the original 1015R pump....that's a 12% flow improvement....The Summit 3 holer was shipped yesterday. If this cyl does not have the stroke I need, I'll use it somewhere else & get another with more stroke. 400' of French Drain last year made me want the faster acting BH......take a look at Kens' comparison videos... View attachment 782457
Hi Machineryman,gpdc: Went to the hydraulic shop this A.M. got my lines...1/4" and fitting...plugs right into my valve a loops out of the way....I order the 1.5x10 from Magister....I plan on having my lines on the side so I'll need to cut the barrel end off and rotate 90 degrees.....per the cylinder it has a pin to pin of 18" retracted so you can see that will work and I'll have as much pinch as needed. That pump deal seems interesting...what's the tag on one of those? On the lines...I'll need to secure with some hold downs on the side of the outlets of the cylinder.
Great! Thank you.I used a Magister 1.5x10 cross cylinder. Cut the barrel end off and rotate it 90%...it needs a little more seperation...maybe 1/2" or so to clear that lip. I also cut the rod end off 1" and rewelded. However I belive a 1.5"x8" stroke tang hydraulic clinder would just bolt up in place. Used the blocks...weld type and used 1/4" hose to supply...ran the hose down the boom after applying a double coating. I believe you need some 3/4" ID sleeve to space out to the cylinder end and I welded mine.