My diverter kit came today. I hope to install it this weekend in preparation of my new Frontier grapple I hope will arrive in the next week or 2. Anyone have any tips on installation before I get started?
A push button switch mounted to the loader control. I used a good quality electrical tape and Automotive goop to hold mine securely in place.
A source for power that is energized while the tractor is on (switched power).
A Ground wire, I attached to a fastener that went into the frame.
The diverter valve mounted on the right side on the loader. I mounted mine with 2) 1/4 studs that I screwed into the cast parking stand after tapping the holes.
And mounting the quick connects on the front of the loader behind the bucket. Artillian supplies a extra big hose clamp to go around the horizontal piece.
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I have installed an Artillian Diverter Valve system on a 460 Loader and I have transferred that same Diverter Valve system onto a 2720.
Have fun with your Grapple, to me its the most used item on my tractors.
It seemed like a pretty daunting task when I opened the box for mine but just lay the parts out, take your time and follow the directions step-by-step. Once you get going it turns out to be easier than it looks.
I installed mine when the tractor was new and I was installing Independent Lift and prepping it for the cab wiring. I can't remember if the factory wring was a connect to the battery or the accy (cigar lighter) power port---neither of which I car for. So I added a fuse in the power distribution center, which is a bit involved, but i was there with the other things any way.
My only complaint is the hydraulic lines from the diverter valve to the floorboard couplers are a bit short and make it difficult to remove/install the FEL. It finally bothered me enough that I ordered longer lines this week...at $65.00!
I would recommend you obtain the feed at the power distribution center (PDC) (fuseblock) and connect to the "run" bus. In this manner, the diverter will be disabled when the ignition is off. There are several different ways to do this, depending on your electrical knowledge and skill level.
1. My first choice would be to identify the "run" bus and a connection point. This can be determined by identifying fuse F08, the 10A "Run" fuse. Identify the red wire with "072" tracer marking. Splice the diverter fuse tail into this wiring by stripping the insulation off in a section, without cutting the wire itself. Wrap the fuseholder tail wire around it, solder, and wrap with quality tape.
2. My second choice would be to utilize a mini-ATM fuse tap. Simply remove fuse F08, insert the tap in its place, install fuse F08 in the tap and install a second fuse (5.0A) for the diverter. You'll need to be sure you correctly orient the tap so the diverter fuse is fed from the hot side of the F08 receptacle of the PDC. You would not utilize the inline fuse supplied with the diverter wiring.
Note: The references noted and the wiring diagrams attached are for a 2017 model. The wiring may have changed for the 2018 model. check your owner's manual illustration of the PDC to confirm the location of the "run" fuse.
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You got the av20F grapple?
When you bought the artillian diverter kit did you have to purchase anything else to make it work?
I have the av20f grapple and 2025 coming this week. I should be ordering the artillian diverter in the next few days. I just want to make sure there aren’t any extra parts I need outside of some wires, tape, etc.