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    Default Grapple on B7500 LA272 FEL ?

    Has anyone added a grapple to a LA272 FEL on a B7500 ? If so I'd sure like to know the specifics: grapple source, hydraulic control, etc.

    And for a general question: can I just put a couple electrically controlled hydraulic switches (diverters ?) on the curl up and down lines and divert their pressure to the grapple cylinder and control it with the existing FEL loader ?

    I realize when I flip the switch and send the curl's pressure to the grapple cylinder that I lose the curl function. But I am trying to keep it very simple and very cheap, and I am only trying to move a bunch of cut brush so I don't think I'd need to be able to lift, curl, and grapple simultaneously.

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    Default Re: Grapple on B7500 LA272 FEL ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcarwell View Post
    Has anyone added a grapple to a LA272 FEL on a B7500 ? If so I'd sure like to know the specifics: grapple source, hydraulic control, etc.

    And for a general question: can I just put a couple electrically controlled hydraulic switches (diverters ?) on the curl up and down lines and divert their pressure to the grapple cylinder and control it with the existing FEL loader ?

    I realize when I flip the switch and send the curl's pressure to the grapple cylinder that I lose the curl function. But I am trying to keep it very simple and very cheap, and I am only trying to move a bunch of cut brush so I don't think I'd need to be able to lift, curl, and grapple simultaneously.

    Bob
    You know other makers use either trigger or push button momentary switches for these type of applications ( CAT,JD,CASE,)

    So the time between curl and squeeze the grapple tighter is just a split second using the same lever

    This will involve changing the handle or modifications along that line and running the wires

    Do a little study and it should not be difficult
    Backed my CATMA over your CARMA
    OOPS Clumsy Me.

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