Get the Most Out of Your Bucket with a Gentec Thumb

Thumbs are often overlooked despite the ability to enhance the versatility of your bucket. We offer 12 manual and hydraulic thumbs from Gentec Equipment that are designed to facilitate the picking, holding, and movement of all types of material such as rocks, concrete, branches, and debris. These heavy-duty thumbs feature fingers made of AR 400 steel plate and a serrated edge, both of which are supported by a sturdy frame. Gentec Thumbs are designed to fit excavator classes up to 45 tons and can be easily welded onto the stick.

All thumbs come with a one-year warranty and most are available within a week to fulfill your most time-sensitive projects. Contact us today to find out how to increase your excavator’s handling performance and versatility with a Gentec Thumb.

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Black Splitter Appears in Tree Care Industry Magazine

Our Black Splitter S2X 800 Hydraulic Wood Splitting Attachment appeared in Tree Care Industry Magazine back in July 2015. Ransome Attachments (formerly known as Atlantic Excavator Attachments) was the only Black Splitter distributor in the U.S. at the time and we were honored to be featured in this prestigious magazine, which is published by the Tree Care Industry Association.

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How to Determine the Right Thumb Size and Get the Most Out of Your Attachment

There are a lot of thumbs out there. In fact, Ransome carries 10 hydraulic and mechanical models from Gentec and there are plenty of other options out there. So how do you pick the right sized thumb for your machine?

Knowing the weight of your machine is the best place to start. Also, zero in on the tip radius of your bucket to make sure you get the best fit. (Reminder: the tip radius is the distance from the stick pin to the bucket teeth). The tip radius corresponds to the proper length of the thumb. Remember that the length of the thumb does not have to match the tip radius exactly, but it does serve as a flexible guideline to make sure you’re buying the right sized thumb to get the most out of your attachment.

Making sure our customers get the right tool for the job is important. Click here if you still have questions about picking the right thumb for your machine and we’ll be glad to help.


April 26-27: We’ll be attending the Loggers Plus Expo at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg Pa. Come and join us in the Shavers Specialty Services Booth (#D4).

April 11: Owner Eric Ransome will be in Savannah, Georgia meeting with Savannah Equipment Specialists to discuss the potential distribution of the Black Splitter line. We’ll be sharing more updates in future newsletters.