Pin-On Stiff-Arm Thumb
ACS Pin-On Stiff-Arm Thumbs are custom designed and manufactured to work with a specific bucket so that they integrate seamlessly with the bucket’s geometry, lace with the bucket’s teeth, and give the operator the widest range of motion possible in all job applications.
The rigid-link connection between thumb body & stick is manually adjustable to three different working angles with a fourth position for stowing out of the way when not in use. No hydraulics are required for this thumb. Field Upgrade Kit to add a hydraulic actuation to your thumb is available.
ACS Thumbs are available with either serrated or smooth teeth. Thumb teeth crafted from tough, long lasting AR400 material ensuring even wear throughout the life of your attachment.
Pin-on thumbs are made specifically for the bucket they will be used over. For the best customer satisfaction, lowest installation cost and maximum productivity ACS recommends you use an ACS bucket that is specifically designed to fit and work with your thumb.
Adding a Coupler: ACS will vary the thumb length according to whether or not you plan to use the thumb on a coupler-equipped machine. A thumb on a coupler-equipped excavator needs to be longer in order to interlace correctly with the bucket teeth.
Pin-On Stiff-Arm Thumb Links
|Excavator Size||Bucket Width
|Number of Bucket Teeth||Number of Thumb Teeth||Weight
|All weights are approximate. Weights are estimated assuming no add-ons, options or payloads.||Class 5
6-8 Metric Tons
|24"||4 teeth||3 teeth||375 lbs|
|30"||5 teeth||4 teeth||400 lbs|
8-14 Metric Tons
|18"||3 teeth||2 teeth||675 lbs|
|24"||3 teeth||2 teeth||675 lbs|
|30"||4 teeth||3 teeth||705 lbs|
|36"||5 teeth||4 teeth||705 lbs|
14-18 Metric Tons
|18"||3 teeth||2 teeth||850 lbs|
|24"||3 teeth||2 teeth||850 lbs|
|30"||4 teeth||3 teeth||870 lbs|
|36"||5 teeth||4 teeth||900 lbs|
|42"||5 teeth||4 teeth||900 lbs|
18-22 Metric Tons
|24"||3 teeth||2 teeth||1,000 lbs|
|30"||4 teeth||3 teeth||1,045 lbs|
|36"||4 teeth||3 teeth||1,045 lbs|
|42"||5 teeth||4 teeth||1,110 lbs|
|48"||6 teeth||5 teeth||1,110 lbs|
22-28 Metric Tons
|30"||4 teeth||3 teeth||1,125 lbs|
|36"||4 teeth||3 teeth||1,125 lbs|
|42"||5 teeth||4 teeth||1,185 lbs|
|48"||6 teeth||5 teeth||1,270 lbs|
|54"||6 teeth||5 teeth||1,270 lbs|
28-36 Metric Tons
|36"||4 teeth||3 teeth||1,580 lbs|
|42"||5 teeth||4 teeth||1,580 lbs|
|48"||5 teeth||4 teeth||1,580 lbs|
|54"||6 teeth||5 teeth||1,700 lbs|
|60"||6 teeth||5 teeth||1,700 lbs|
Custom Thumb DesignACS will custom design your Pin-On Thumb to fit another manufacturer's (non-ACS) bucket. A measurement sheet and instructions will be provided for communicating bucket data to our engineering team.
Serrated or Smooth TeethSerrated teeth provide a more secure grip on the material being handled. Smooth teeth don't mar or cut into the material. We recommend smooth teeth for working with things like logs that will be cut into lumber or stones intended for use in decorative landscaping.
Adjusting Position of Stiff Arm Thumb
Demonstration of how to manually adjust the setting of Direct Connect Stiff-Arm Thumb.