There are two primary ways that we advise people to add hydraulics for a grapple.
The first option is to install a diverter valve in-line with the tilt function of your loader. In the drawing below, ports P1/P2 are connected to your loader valve’s tilt function. Then, the grapple is connect to the auxiliary circuit using ports A&B. Finally, the tilt cylinder is connected to the primary circuit using ports C&D. When the switch is inactive, fluid flows through the valve (In P1/P2 & C/D ports), allowing you to operate the tilt cylinder as normal. When the switch for the diverter is activated, fluid will be diverted to the grapple (in P1/P2 & A/B ports), allowing you to open and close your grapple by moving the joystick for your loader left and right. When the switch is deactivated, fluid will revert back to the tilt.
Your second option is to install a third function kit via the power beyond port on your loader valve. This allows you to use your grapple without having to divert fluid away from your tilt function. Our third function kits include a joystick-switch operated control valve, which will allow you to control one double-acting cylinder for your grapple. See the drawing below for how an example installation.
16 thoughts on “Adding Hydraulics For A Grapple”
hello … i was refered by Good works tractors… i have a Mahindra 26xl … i would like to install a 3rd function or diverter setup for a grapple and maybe a hydraulic top link for the 3 point … i will not be using them often .. im just lazy.. i may just need the grapple setup but if funds allow it i would for sure like to do the rear auxiliary hydraulics at same time… thank you for time..
You can add rear remotes with this kit:
You can add a third function with this kit:
Can I use diverted valve to angle a snow plow on my loader. Jd 1025 with factory Cab.
That should be fine. If you want to look into this, I can provide you with instructions.
I have a 2016 JD 1025R that came from the dealer with a Backhoe. I’m looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add a Grapple to the front. I won’t be using the BH and Grapple simultaneously so can I just run long hydraulic lines from the power beyond in back to the front when I use a grapple or what would be the best way?
We have a true third function kit or a diverter kit you can use.
The third function will let you use all implements at once, the diverter will not.
Either is a complete kit for the 1025R.
I have a ford A-66 wheel loader I want to install grapple forks what would be the easy way to, do it?
Since your machine is on the larger size, this is the only valve we carry that is big enough, at the moment.
I have a 2016 john deere 5055e cab tractor with a h240 loader Im looking to ad a third function to run a grapple and a hyd augger with, what kit would be best for it
Our 15 GPM universal kit will work great! https://summit-hydraulics.com/product/universal-hydraulic-third-function-valve-kit-w-joystick-handle-15-gpm/
Please thoroughly read through this listing. The only thing missing from the kit are 4 hydraulic hoses that can be purchased form our site once you know the lengths you’ll need. Let me know if you have any questions, but all the info you’ll need should be in the listing.
I am adding a grapple to my Massey Ferguson 253. I am not sure what the max gpm is for the tractor to know which diverter valve to purchase. Do you know which valve would work with the 253 ?
Your machine has a pump flow of 4.2 GPM. You could use any of our 13 GPM diverter valves.
I have a Cabela’s LM36 built by TYM and am looking for a 3rd function diverted valve to use with a Grapple. My Joy Stick already has the momentary switch pre-installed. Please advise on what model (part number) 3rd Function Valve that I would need (13gpm I believe) and what part number for a solenoid with wires? I’m also want to order a Diverter Valve Plate Mounting Bracket.
Thank You Felix Weglarz
Any of our 13 GPM Diverters should work great.
Looking for rear remote and 3 function on a yanmar yt235. Can you assist with this?
We don’t have a complete kit for that model, but we have 2 universal kits you can use.