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Offline Qweaver

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Installing front hydraulics.
« on: April 09, 2017, 10:56:32 am »
I just bought a Kubota L2501 tractor and I would like to add a grapple. So I will need to install front hydraulic in and out with a control system to open and close the arms.  The Kubota kit is @ $750 plus 2 hours labor.  Is there a cheaper way to do this?
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Re: Installing front hydraulics.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 11:11:22 am »
        Maybe just buy the valve and run your own hoses?
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Re: Installing front hydraulics.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 11:13:42 am »
I would first check to see how it would affect your warranty if you don't use Kubota parts. Their price seems reasonable to me. ( I have the same tractor and love it.)

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Re: Installing front hydraulics.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 11:41:28 am »
You should be able to tap in to your loader hydraulic line and feed a valve to open/close the grapple.I did that on my l2550.It is cheaper than $750.00.My valve came from Surplus Center.Some Kubotas have a fitting under the seat to provide power for remotes as well.
My present L3750 has rear remotes.I just ran a pair of lines up to the loader to actuate my grapple and power angle snow plow.
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Re: Installing front hydraulics.
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 07:42:36 am »
adding a 3th valve to the loader valve bank is the way i would do it. you would need another valve section same make model as whats there and longer thru bolts. i would except this is how kubota dose it

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Re: Installing front hydraulics.
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 04:14:56 pm »
You might want to watch this video, explains the installation.
http://www.everythingattachments.com/3rd-Function-Valve-kit-for-tractors-s/10178.htm
Their price is higher than Kubota.

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Re: Installing front hydraulics.
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 04:37:07 pm »
I got a firm price for the kit of $671 today and the install looks simple so I will do it myself.  I'm now looking for the lightest grapple I can find.  The grapple on my JD 110 is over 800 lbs and that just takes too much of the lift capacity.  I found one that is under 400 lbs and still pretty robust.  I'm ordering parts.
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Re: Installing front hydraulics.
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 08:55:32 pm »
Qweaver,
 I have a 48'' grapple on my L3750.It was made in a fab shop in N.C.,bought it off ebay.It works very well and weighs just at 400#.It is a very handy attachment,you will love it.
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