Thumbs – progressive-link

Nye PT1 Progressive Link (pro-link) weld-on thumbs feature a unique single unit design, manufactured for quick and easy installation.
Heavy-duty biomimetic teeth, with serrations for extra grip, are welded solid to the base edge. The teeth mesh perfectly with your bucket because all Nye thumbs are custom built to suit your existing bucket and tooth arrangement.
The fully independent thumb linkage group is engineered to achieve 160° rotation. A simplified one-piece baseplate design means installation does not require disassembling or altering the factory pins or linkages.
Nye PT1 series pro-link thumbs are strong and versatile, built with quenched and tempered alloy steel to provide years of dependable service in the most demanding forestry and demolition applications.
Every Nye thumb is built to order so you get exactly the equipment you need – custom configurations are available to suit any application.

Thumbs – Standard

Nye standard “Weld-On” thumbs are supplied as a single unit that welds to the bottom plate of the excavator arm. This type of thumb is the simplest to install and the most common. The tips of the tines will be coincident with the bucket teeth at the normal operating position allowing the operator to pick up small items. Available with a rigid mechanical brace or hydraulic cylinder.

Thumbs – Pin-On

Nye “Pin-On” thumbs pivot directly on the bucket (or coupler) pin. This allows the tines to follow the bucket teeth and stay coincident at all angles. Pin-on thumbs work well with both conventional and pin grabber style quick couplers. Buckets and attachments can be changed using the coupler, saving the need to pull the main pin each time.

All Nye pin-on thumbs come with a case-hardened alloy main pin, heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder, and mounting bracket (optional high pressure cylinder available). Nye also builds progressive link, integral, and special purpose thumbs.

Thumbs – Integral

Nye Integral Thumbs are hinged directly on the bucket so they come off clean when the bucket is uncoupled. Excellent for loading demolition debris, wood waste, armor stone, etc. Designed to work with most quick couplers, the Integral Thumb stays with the bucket at all times. This allows other attachments to be coupled without interference from the thumb. The Integral Thumb cylinder and bracket can be used with some other attachments like Grapples or Stump Harvesters. Consult our engineering department to determine compatibility with your existing equipment.

Telescopic Extensions

Designed for deep excavating, ditching, dredging and pond work. Nye telescopic stick extensions pin-on in place of the OEM bucket, cylinder and linkages. No cutting or welding required. QT100 quenched and tempered structural steel construction for maximum strength and minimum weight. Available for excavators ranging from 20 to 85 tons.

Stone Boat

Nye offers High tensile steel construction and High strength tubular frame Stone boats designed for an easy access of excavator and loader buckets. Custom designs can be provided to meet your specific needs.

Standard Extensions

Extra reach for deep excavating, demolition, and dredging. Standard stick extensions mount on your existing bucket pin, no cutting or welding required. QT100 structural steel plate fabrication for maximum strength and minimum weight. For excavators ranging from 15 to 100 tons.

Special / Misc. Excavator Buckets

Special Buckets – Years of combined experience and expertise makes Nye a leader in the industry of bucket manufacturing always with the customer in mind. We manufacture buckets and attachments for absolutely all applications. Give us a call and put our dedication and commitment working for you.

All Nye buckets exceed manufacturers’ specifications regardless of class.

Rotating Rock Grapples

Nye builds a wide range of custom heavy-duty rotating rock, demolition and log grapples, all designed for the most severe applications. Fully boxed QT100 tines give maximum strength and durability without excessive weight. We offer full hydraulic rotation and knock around types in either two-pin fully positioned or single-pin cardanic yoke configurations.