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Feb 7, 2005
Just purchased the "Branch Manager" at a trade show made for the mini skidsteers. Seems as if it will be easy to attach to my 1430. Now I just need to find the time to do it.


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Nice!! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
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Branch manager? Now that's a mighty understatement! Please let us know when you get 'er hooked up and running. I'm betting it will be one bad boy /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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how much did it cost? I saw one for a mini escavater for $450 I also see you have a 1430 I do to with 85 hours on it did you have any self starting or fire problems.
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If you have found one for $450.00 please let me know where. I have priced log grapples in the past and have never seen one at that price. This unit is built strong but light. Weighs about 200 lbs I would guess. I still neet to attach the PT quick attach but I will probably just have it welded right over the original plate. Maybe not though, I could save weight by removing the plate, but not to much. Pricing was $1500

No problems w/fire or really anything. Sweet machine.

By the way, anyone know what the small box does on the grapple bucket? It has the hydraulic hoses going in and out I presume.
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Curtis Equipment On RT 6 in Brookly CT My friend bought one for his mini escavator I think it was used Thus the price
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I believe that box is used to rotate the grapple so one can pick up things fore and aft, and cross ways
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If the small box on the grapple makes the grapple open and shut, does this mean I will need to have "a box" on my log grapple when I install it? I thought I would just need to attach the hydraulic hoses from the grapple to the PT and I would be able to open and close it with the same lever I control the grapple bucket. Am I missing something here?
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I think that box isjust where the Aux. PTO hoses split to each cylinder on the grapple.
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What is the brand and manufacturer of that log grapple? I would like to see some specs and bigger pix.