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Mini Excavator Thumb Installation on a John Deere 27C.. Fitting the thumb, welding the mounting tab and hooking up the hydraulic circuit. This should be similar to thumb installations on most excavators and backhoes.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Showtime Fab Thumb Intro
00:55 Start the installation
03:00 Snapring Common Pin
05:44 Hydraulic Spreader Action
09:44 Main Thumb pin installed
12:00 Hit Snag. 4 Hours into install.
19:50 Welding begins.
29:20 Hydraulic Hookup
31:06 Thumb Operation