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Solesbee’s bucket thumbs boost excavator versatility

The thumb’s strength enables operators to easily grip materials of all sizes that a bucket cannot handle alone.
The thumb’s strength enables operators to easily grip materials of all sizes that a bucket cannot handle alone.

Solesbee's offers its series of manual and hydraulic excavator thumbs for any size and model of excavator. The thumbs allow operators to move from one application to another, such as moving dirt or material, without changing attachments. This versatility significantly increases efficiency for a variety of applications, including land clearing, site preparation, demolition and recycling.

"There are many contractors who need to increase the efficiency of their machine on the jobsite," said David Jenkins, Solesbee's Equipment & Attachments LLC president. "We design thumbs to be paired with any size and model excavator, and back them with our industry leading two-year warranty."

Solesbee's engineers its thumbs with efficiency and safety in mind. The company works closely with customers to ensure each model is optimized for the excavator bucket and/or coupler to provide a perfect fit, enhancing versatility and extending the longevity of the thumbs.

The thumb's strength enables operators to easily grip materials of all sizes that a bucket cannot handle alone and generally require a significant amount of time for clearing. Contractors can quickly and easily grab and place materials, including trees, pipes, rocks and scrap materials, then fold the thumb down to use the bucket. The attachment can also remain on the carrier during other operations.

A skilled welder can attach the thumb to the bucket and book arm or bucket and coupler in roughly two hours. The series is compatible with 32- to 78-inch-tip-radius buckets. Solesbee's manufactures the thumbs with high-quality alloy steel to withstand the demanding conditions of jobsites.

Company info

2640 Jason Industrial Parkway
Winston, GA
US, 30187

Website:
solesbees.com

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