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.
Heavy-duty stone hoppers from the King of heavy-duty. These money and time saving products are built to last for years on the most demanding job sites.
Nye offers high tensile steel plate and structural tube frame Stone Boats designed for easy handling with excavators and on-site equipment. Custom designs and capacities to meet your specific needs.
This is the rugged quick coupler with the unbeatable wedge design Jack Nye developed for a steel mill almost thirty years ago. The Stealth Quick Coupler System is a proven safe and reliable performer that has no moving parts to wear and has the largest mating surface of any system on the market.
Super Stealth is our latest hydraulic offering for 70 – 120 ton machines. Super Stealth features an increased wedge angle for easier coupling, a hydraulic latch that keeps the coupler tight and totally redundant locking pins for the ultimate in safety.
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 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.
Nye Ripper Buckets have earned a reputation for extreme service in hard shale. We have perfected the ripper bucket in terms of profile and tooth position for larger machines . These buckets consistently outperform “V” type buckets of all makes, allowing the operator to rip and load in one operation.
If you are working in shale you need a Nye Ripper Bucket.
Most versatile quick coupler system. Rugged QT100 construction. Wide coupling range. Simple and safe to operate.