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    Grapple for a 305 loader bucket?

    Are there any add-on grapple options for a JD 305 loader bucket, or is it restricted by the hydraulics?
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    You want to attach a grapple to the bucket?

    I have seen a few of them but to me they are not as efficient as a straight up grapple.

    Several companies make grapples for the 3 series tractor. I have an artillian grapple. I used it on my 2210 but kept it and now use it with my 3025E. You will either need a diverter valve (what Artillian sells with their grapple) or a third function valve (which I use instead). Either set up is easily plumbed into your hydraulics.

    Another company that makes a grapple for your size tractor is Everything Attachments.
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    As a add on grapple option google “the thumb” all additional hydraulic plumbing still applies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmars View Post
    As a add on grapple option google “the thumb” all additional hydraulic plumbing still applies.
    Yeah, what he said!

    I have one on my bucket. Works well. I had someone weld up the mounting bracket for me. The "black" parts are what you buy. The "green" part is what I fabbed. It's all powered by my Artillian Diverter - which also powers a couple of other implements that I hang off my FEL.

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    Thanks, all. This gives me some options.
    John Deere 3038e w/loader, six-foot rear blade, four-foot rotary mower
    International 656 w/grapple bucket
    Kawasaki Mule FX Pro
    Northstar 37-ton log splitter
    Stihl 441 w/muffler mod
    Stihl 361 w/muffler mod
    Stihl 260 w/muffler mod
    Stihl 250

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