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.
Nye Slinger Buckets are engineered to provide controlled side discharge on either side of the machine.
Dual reversible direct drive hydraulic motors are side mounted for easy accessibility and maintenance.
Both motors are fully adjustable to provide easy tensioning of the conveyor belt and hydraulic motors.
Nye exclusive dual direct drive hydraulic motors eliminate jamming, slipping and cogging.
SSB buckets spread materials left or right, and with an optional ejection chute cover, the operator can effectively control the drop of light materials in tight spaces.
Side sling buckets feature a replaceable heavy-duty conveyor belt with fully adjustable edge guides for consistent flow with a variety of materials.
Nye SDB Side Dump Bucket double as a conventional or lateral dumping bucket and is designed to outperform in hard to maneuver work sites. The main boxed frame is built to last with QT100 quenched and tempered steel plate and AR500 in critical wear areas. Heavy torque plates and heavy walled bushings tie the pivot together and prevent twisting and racking of the structure. Oversize pivot pins and bushings ensure durability and long life.
The single high-pressure cylinder with casing guard allows for optimum bucket positioning and controlled dumping under all working conditions.
Direct pin-on or Quick Coupler versions are available to suit virtually any machine.
Bucket base edge can be equipped with weld-on repointer, bolt-on segments or teeth.
Over-the-bucket forks are also available.
General Purpose – buckets are designed for normal digging conditions including light shale and rock. These buckets are heavier than most OEM buckets and are considered heavy-duty by most in the industry.
Ultra Heavy-Duty – These are the heaviest rock and demolition buckets we make. Originally designed in the 80’s for the most demanding shot-rock applications in Newfoundland and Northern Ontario. When you need extreme strength and wear resistance, specify Nye UHD.
Nye tilt units have evolved alongside our tilt buckets. Our latest designs now feature 90 degrees of total rotation and the same heavy-duty double acting cylinders and hardened alloy pivot group as found in our long lasting tilt buckets.
Nye Tilting Ditch Buckets have been continually improving over the last four decades. Our latest designs now feature a super strong one-piece QT100 front beam and twin double-acting hydraulic cylinders mounted low on the back where they belong, not on top or inside a compartment. Most models feature bolt-on edges and an onboard hydraulic control valve that provides load holding / relieving, speed control, and hose management functions.
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.
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.
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.