Mechanical Thumb for Backhoe

Gentec Equipment

Find the best mechanical thumb for your excavator to accomplish all your material handling and excavating jobs better and faster.

When you need to get the job done, but you also work with a tighter budget, a mechanical thumb will be the best attachment to put on your backhoe. Having a mechanical thumb attached to your backhoe improves its polyvalence and will help it pick up, grasp, dig, and move any material like soil, rocks, trucks, and concrete without any difficulty. Since both the bucket and the thumb rotate on the same axis, the thumb tip and bucket teeth maintain a constant grip on the load when rotating.

Gentec Equipment’s mechanical thumbs have two to four fingers that are built with 1” and 2” high-strength steel plate. Also, they are equipped with serrated edges, are double welded for added reinforcement, and fully gusseted for improved strength.

Why choose Gentec Equipment’s Mechanical Thumb?

Gentec specializes in the manufacturing, sale, and service of machinery attachment and support equipment for forestry, farming, road construction, and landscaping sectors all across the United States and Canada. Our inventory regroups many sizes sizes ( 8” to 32” width and 35” to 67” length) of mechanical thumbs. We also carry pallet forks, grapples, hydraulic vibratory plate compactor, asphalt cutters, and rakes, for excavator weight class going from 4,000 to 100,000 lbs, and fits most popular brands (CASE, John Deere, Caterpillar, Gehl, Kubota, etc.)

  • All mechanical thumbs are made in the United States
  • Shipment support for all customers
  • Buy online and get free, fast shipping everywhere in the United States and Canada
  • Ground shipping through common ground carriers (UPS, FEDEX), items delivered in 3-5 business days; large items over 150 lbs shipped by freight line (1 week).
  • Excavating attachment made with high-strength steel
  • Easy to install and to use (perfect for one-man job)
  • Durable and compact design resulting in efficient operation
  • Made to improve work efficiency and productivity
  • Competitive prices


Do you have questions about our mechanical thumbs? Have you been looking for a specific type of mechanical thumb? Don’t hesitate to contact us. Ask our professional team and they will provide you with all the information you need.

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