The old adage, “anything worth having, is worth waiting for,” is extremely true for our Barracuda Factory Mount Thumb. The moment we received it, lifted the box, and realized how heavy it felt, I knew we had a top notch product. I Opened the box, installed our thumb in less than ten minutes, and put it to use immediately on 1/4 acre of trash trees, taking them out, and moving them root ball, and all. My wife and I are both handicapped, having this thumb has opened new ways of safely accomplishing tasks we never dreamed our backhoe could do. This thumb allows us to nimbly pick up small objects, and also has a phenomenal amount of grip strength allowing us to safely load log rounds onto our splitter, all day long. We are so grateful we did not go by any negative ratings, because the highest quality, design, fit, strength, and dozens of safe uses. Now we can stay on our acreage, continue to use our wood stove, and do many neglected projects. We are extremely blessed and grateful for this invaluable product. Another point worth making is did not inhibit the use of our backhoe, only improving it’s capabilities at least 100%. In our honest opinion, it outperforms the OEM hydraulic thumb. If we are ever able to buy another backhoe, we will order the thumb and backhoe at the same time. We have had this for over two years, and know it will probably be passed on to our daughter, when she inherits our place. One thing is still puzzling about this, how BXpanded can afford to make such a high end product for such an affordable price. Very Respectfully submitted.
Reviewed by: Michael Kendall from Seabeck, Wa.