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    New Grapple and Wiring Question

    Delighted with my new Artillian grapple and forks so far. My Artillian buying experience was clear and concise. Delivery was extremely quick and well communicated. Shipping company dropped the pallet at the end of the driveway and I installed the carrier and forks to move the load to the garage. Hydraulic installation is very straight forward and the instructions clear.

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    For most folks wiring is a breeze, but I could use some help. I removed the floor to make wiring easy. There are a large numbers of wires below the steering column, but I do not know how to determine if I can use one.

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    I am wondering if I should connect my power to the starter. There is an attachment to the frame as part of the engine mount that I could run the negative to. If I connect to the starter is there continual power running to the grapple switch? Does this pose a problem. Seems like an easy way to attach the power, but would appreciate your thoughts.

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    The wiring instructions are very helpful, but Artillian has so many products they need to address that I see why it is up to the user to complete this portion.

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    If it was mine...I'd wire to the two wires that feed the accessory (cigarette) plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    If it was mine...I'd wire to the two wires that feed the accessory (cigarette) plug.
    ^^^This^^^

    Exactly where I planned to wire to. The plug is powered even when the tractor is off. That will not hurt anything because it is a momentary switch that is normally off so there is no way to accidentally leave the diverter on unless you are physically pressing the button. I had other plans but changed my mind out of a desire to keep it simple.
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    On my 2320 I unfortunately don't have a cigarette/accessory plug. I will play around and see what I can find.
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    The work light circuit is 20 amps and always powered. If you have a work light, consider changing it to an LED fixture (low amperage) and piggyback wire to this circuit (prior to the switch of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebada22 View Post
    On my 2320 I unfortunately don't have a cigarette/accessory plug. I will play around and see what I can find.
    I used the wiring harness going to the ignition switch. One of the wires going to it is always hot. My 2210 doesn't have a 12 volt accessory plug unfortunately otherwise I would have tapped that. I did not remove my floor. I removed the molding/plastic surrounding the steering tower. Not sure how hard it is to do on yours but on a 2210 it is just a few screws, bolts and removing the throttle lever and parking brake handle.
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    Wrapped up the installation yesterday. I pulled up the floor which is not needed, but allowed me extra room to work. I ran the extra wire within the tractors wire retainers and zip tied the bunch so they will be contained under the floor.

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    I tied the power into the ignition plug as suggested and closed the tubing back up. The extra hot wire and fuse were just gathered and zip tied together. I retained the bunch in a tractor wire retainer that was right there. I ran the ground to an existing ground terminal on the floor at the forward end on the grey wires bunched together in the first picture.

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    Greased our favorite 2320 shafts while everything was uncovered. Went and helped a neighbor feed a bonfire for an hour. Artillian has created a wonderful product. I can't wait to use it more. Thanks for everyone's help. Sorry for the picture orientation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebada22 View Post
    Wrapped up the installation yesterday. I pulled up the floor which is not needed, but allowed me extra room to work. I ran the extra wire within the tractors wire retainers and zip tied the bunch so they will be contained under the floor.

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    I tied the power into the ignition plug as suggested and closed the tubing back up. The extra hot wire and fuse were just gathered and zip tied together. I retained the bunch in a tractor wire retainer that was right there. I ran the ground to an existing ground terminal on the floor at the forward end on the grey wires bunched together in the first picture.

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    Greased our favorite 2320 shafts while everything was uncovered. Went and helped a neighbor feed a bonfire for an hour. Artillian has created a wonderful product. I can't wait to use it more. Thanks for everyone's help. Sorry for the picture orientation.

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    I am also west MI. So if you want to bring it over I have brush, logs, and rocks you can play with moving.

    I'll even let you try my Deeres
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    Holy cow. Big Deeres, lots of logs and A huge pile of sand. I see why you need big toys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebada22 View Post
    Wrapped up the installation yesterday. I pulled up the floor which is not needed, but allowed me extra room to work. I ran the extra wire within the tractors wire retainers and zip tied the bunch so they will be contained under the floor.

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    I tied the power into the ignition plug as suggested and closed the tubing back up. The extra hot wire and fuse were just gathered and zip tied together. I retained the bunch in a tractor wire retainer that was right there. I ran the ground to an existing ground terminal on the floor at the forward end on the grey wires bunched together in the first picture.

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    Greased our favorite 2320 shafts while everything was uncovered. Went and helped a neighbor feed a bonfire for an hour. Artillian has created a wonderful product. I can't wait to use it more. Thanks for everyone's help. Sorry for the picture orientation.

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    Thanks for sharing your work for others to come!

    Question, where you tied in to power, there was the inline fuse at the end of the diverter harness. Did you leave that fuse accessible in case it should blow?
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