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  1. #31
    New Member
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    Oct 2012
    orrington, me
    kubota mx5100

    Default Re: Grapple up, now or later?

    I'm brand new to this forum. I have a MX5100 and placed a 5 foot grapple on it with a Farmi winch on the rear. It will do a incredible amount of work in clearing and cleaning up the woods. Mine is used for commercial logging and scrap metal. I purchased mine from Attachment Distributors. I went with 3/8 steel 650lbs. 1/2 inch steel construction is very heavy on your frontend. I'm also running a Salsco Chipper. It will grind 6-7 inch wood without a hiccup. Please read my post on hopefully it will save you some aggravation and you do get what you pay for.

  2. #32
    Bronze Member mmurphydds's Avatar
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    Dec 2012
    Fergus Falls, MN
    JD 4720

    Default Re: Grapple up, now or later?

    Joystick thumbswitch (electric over hydraulic) is hard plumbed to rear remotes. I have been using the rear remotes for my hydraulic top link, to which I am addicted...I use it to trim my rotary cutter, disk, planter, box scraper etc... so I envision using the thumbswitch for the grapple function if connected via the rear remotes, or to keep using the top link out of the rear remotes and a diverter to control hard plumbed third function out the loader arms...does that make sense??

    JD 4720, 400X FEL, JD MX6 Brush Cutter, 72" JD 7-Iron MM mower, 7ft Farm King disk, 6ft LandPride scraper/pulverizer, 7ft King Kutter II rotary tiller, 7ft King Kutter landscape rake, 6ft Buhler box scraper, 2-row Yetter planter, 3pt quick hitch, 3pt trailer hitch lift, 3pt carryall, Hydraulic top link, Wallenstein BX62 chipper

    JD X720, 60" 7-Iron mower, 47" front-mount snowblower.

  3. #33
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    Feb 2006
    JD2010, Kubota3450,2550, Mahindra 7520 w FEL w Skid Steer QC w/Tilt Tatch, & BH, BX1500

    Default Re: Grapple up, now or later?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bfitzgerald3 View Post
    Spoke to the dealer today. A third function, installed would run about $900 and isn't a standard option for the MX5100. Said it could still be done, but still recommended that I wait until the grapple becomes a reality, then run lines from the rear remote to the front... Maybe $300... it "won't be as pretty, but it will save a lot and most people don't end up using them too much." If I were using it regularly, he thought it would be a good idea.

    I'm sure there are other opinions here on what would be best for my situtation. However, I have a lot of respect for a dealer that will give advice that earns him less money.

    Thanks to all for their advice. A grapple is in the future, for sure!
    If you wait to get it you will surely appreciate it more.
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    JD2010, Kubota L3450/FEL w SK QC, L2550 w FEL
    Mahindra 7520 [Pinky] /FEL w Skid Steer QC/w Tilt Tatch & BH, BX1500 [Mighty Mouse]
    IH37 Baler, CCM165 Drum Mower, JD Rake
    JD 127 bushog, Flail, SK Tilt Tatch , KK tiller, Rhino rear blade, Post driver, post auger, chipper, pallet fork, Grapple/Loader Buddy, Homemade Splitter/DC Welder

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