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.

GP Buckets

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.

UHD Buckets

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.

T-Rex Pulverizers

The Nye “T-Rex Pulverizer” is a new type of secondary concrete processor. It was engineered by using an approach to design called “Biomimetics“.

Nye’s engineers studied the mechanics of how carnivores crush solid bone with their teeth and they coupled that with their extensive knowledge in the demolition industry to come up with the “T-Rex”.

The lower and upper meshing and replaceable incisors intersect tip to tip. This provides a fine point of pick-up for smaller items, like bits of re-bar that tend to contaminate the concrete pile.

The hydraulic brace gives operators the choice to articulate the lower jaw, allowing the pulverizer to be positioned in numerous configurations. The rod on the hydraulic brace is protected from falling debris by a sliding rod guard that was developed specifically for this application.

Applications

The T-Rex has multiple uses on a job site. It includes, but is not limited to, precision picking and sorting of reclaimable materials, using it as a shovel to dig through debris piles, and separating reinforcing rod from concrete demolition debris.

Construction

Custom fabricated with 120,000 psi quenched & tempered steel plate, hardened pins and aluminum bronze bushings throughout.

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.

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.

Quick Couplers (Stealth)

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.

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.