We get asked all the time, "can I use my auxillary electrical control plug to operate your grapple saw?". Here's a breif explanation of each skid steer auxillary electrical control plugs:
8 Pin Plug - CAT & ASV/Terex These plugs provide 12 volt DC current to the attachment so you can run attachments with 12v solonoids.
14 Pin Plug - Some Bobcats, Gehl, John Deere, Kubota, Mustang, New Holland and Takeuchi These plugs provide 12 volt DC current to the attachment so you can run attachments with 12v solonoids.
7 Pin Plug - Bobcat Since about 2000, Bobcat has used a 7 Pin plug that uses a CAN-BUS (digital) signal to control their attachments. This plug will not work with non-Bobcat brand attachments that have any sort of 12v soloniod valves. Bobcat offers a 14 pin plug option that can be added to your 7 pin machine and runs around $1,000. Another option is to get a 7 pin adapter cable which runs about $350 - $750 depending on how many functions you require. This cable will allw you to run standard 12v DC solonoids with your Bobcat 7 pin plug. Please contact us for more information on these adapter cables.