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Bought a 18" mechanical thumb for my backhoe attachment but it is really oversized for my needs. Quite heavy and needs to be welded on but the bottom of my 4-3/8" wide boom stick has tapered sides so it will not be easy to weld into place. The bottom plate at 4" wide is flat but the side plates are welded on and are tapered.
Does anybody know of a different brand thumb that is 18" but a little narrower and not as robust? I was looking at the one offered by BXpanded Barracuda for the model 260 backhoe and was wondering if the taper on those is the same as an old Model 7.

BXpanded Barracuda: BXpanded Barracuda Backhoe Thumb for John Deere 260 Backhoe
 

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I ended up going around in circles looking for an aftermarket thumb for my model 48 backhoe. I ended up building (with help from people on this forum, and others), a custom hydraulic thumb just for my machine. Mechanical thumb is good, and far better than not having one, but hydraulic is yet another huge step up in goodness.
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