Purchasing a Grapple, looking for opinions with any issues on hose connections.

Shekkie

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Here’s mine with the factory Kubota kit on an LX2610. I use a bungee to take up the hose slack from the grapple. Zero issues.
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Old_Paint

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Another grapple connector picture! B2601, Kubota 3rd function dealer installed:

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I like your grille guard. Where did you get that?

Your valve 3FV kit looks like the same Summit kit I put on my LX2610SU. I like the hoses turned that way because it doesn't stress the hoses on the grapple during operation. I bought a grapple made for LS tractors, which came with 1/4" male connectors on both hoses. I had to step them up to the 1/2" QC's, so I just bought 1 each QC with 1/2" NPT thread and two 1/2" to 1/4" reducer bushings. Bingo, problem solved.
 

jkrubi12

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I like your grille guard. Where did you get that?
TY :)

Grille guard is from 5elevendesignz.com, quite pleased with it:


My 3rd Function kit is Kubota, believe it's specifically for the B series, might fit an LX.

BTW, I saw your garage thread a while back and viewed the whole thing, VERY nicely done (y)
 

top gnome

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my B has two male connectors I think the males with the covers are less likely to get mud or dirt in them. the females tend to get more dirt in them and the covers do not seem to stay on as well
 

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PaulL

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my B has two male connectors I think the males with the covers are less likely to get mud or dirt in them. the females tend to get more dirt in them and the covers do not seem to stay on as well
Interesting. On my B the covers on the male always come off, the covers on the female are really solid because they click in. The covers on the male seem to have stretched so they have no purchase. On the upside the males are pretty easy to wipe clean, whereas dirt in the female is pretty hard to get out.
 
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top gnome

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b2301 w bh fel grapple back blade snow plow forks
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TY :)

Grille guard is from 5elevendesignz.com, quite pleased with it:


My 3rd Function kit is Kubota, believe it's specifically for the B series, might fit an LX.

BTW, I saw your garage thread a while back and viewed the whole thing, VERY nicely done (y)
used hardboard from my woodstove pgking my wife did the lettering has worked out well not as good a store bought but free
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LFP57

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If you have the rear remotes you might want to look at my thread on top and side links for having a top and tilt kit. This is the link to the thread https://www.orangetractortalks.com/...ide-link-fabrication-total-cost-271-00.56722/
The only up date is probably with have to find a different source for the side link as the company I used is a Ukrainian one. Last I looked they were out of stock. I suspect that until the war is over they have devoted their production to the war effort.
Thanks for the info, I had already purchased a hydraulic top link and in the queue for a side link from Fit Rite