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    Default Hydraulic control for Root Grapple

    I would like to purchase a Root Grapple for my kubota L35.

    The company I am considering purchasing this through is telling me not to purchase the specific Grapple hydraulic control, the solenoid opperated valve set up that converts the bucket joy stick to the Grapple control with a push of a button and instead use one of my 3 spool control valves for the scrapper specifically the ripper control.

    I have never had or used a Grapple before and would like to get comments from those who have. Is getting the traditional Grapple control worth it or should I just use one of the 3 spool controls?

    Your right hand can only be at one place at a time, so I am thinking that being able to go back and forth between Grapple control and Bucket control without moving your hand would be the best way to go.

    How awkward is it to use the 3 spool control for the Scrapper to control the Grapple?

    I am looking at the Gearmore Grapple...anyone have a better idea?

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    Default Re: Hydraulic control for Root Grapple

    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyMonster View Post
    I would like to purchase a Root Grapple for my kubota L35.

    The company I am considering purchasing this through is telling me not to purchase the specific Grapple hydraulic control, the solenoid opperated valve set up that converts the bucket joy stick to the Grapple control with a push of a button and instead use one of my 3 spool control valves for the scrapper specifically the ripper control.

    I have never had or used a Grapple before and would like to get comments from those who have. Is getting the traditional Grapple control worth it or should I just use one of the 3 spool controls?

    Your right hand can only be at one place at a time, so I am thinking that being able to go back and forth between Grapple control and Bucket control without moving your hand would be the best way to go.

    How awkward is it to use the 3 spool control for the Scrapper to control the Grapple?

    I am looking at the Gearmore Grapple...anyone have a better idea?
    I used to operate a backhoe with 5 sticks. I wouldn't worry about a third stick. With the switch, you turn off a function to get the grapple, with the extra stick, you can operate any two functions at the same time but you have to let go of the wheel if the two functions you want aren't next to each other.

    As far as use, either will work fine and will be your preference once you adapt to it. The biggest difference is price, the third spool will save you a lot of money. That is why I added a third spool when I bought my grapple but I sure wouldn't argue with you if you went the other direction.

    I don't know where your third spool is located, if it is under the seat, it may be a little awkward but several people here are operating their grapple in that mannor without complaint.

    Another option you may consider is to run a fourth spool off your power beyond and have the grapple stick next to the loader controls if your scrapper spool is not convenient.

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    Default Re: Hydraulic control for Root Grapple

    Thanks for your comments Doc.

    My 3 spool control is mounted on the top of the right rear fender.

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    Default Re: Hydraulic control for Root Grapple

    HM...Please do not post the same question across multiple forums...It makes it very hard to help you when answers are all spread out.
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    Default Re: Hydraulic control for Root Grapple

    I apologize then for the multiple posts, as I am relatively new here. I could see this question being asked in Attachments, Hydrualics and specifically under kubota Operating.

    I just wanted to get as many reading and commenting as possible.

    I will not do that again if it causes problems.

    Thanks for the info.

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