I have a 650. I have a chance to pickup a really old grabber in bad shape with lots of missing parts. Can I just swap-out the main shaft and everything above turret on my 650, and drop it in Grabber turret?
It sounds like a lot more efforet than it is worth. Even ratty grabbers are getting a pretty big price, spend $50.00 extra and get a conmplete one and you'll still have a 650 to sell and recoop some cash. Every time I ever tried to make something from nothing, I ended up spending more than I thought by the time I got everything up to snuff. Good Luck
Leo - It was free, but I didn't grab it when I had the chance. I was pretty much thinking along your lines. As a second thought I thought it might be worth the effort if all I needed to do was remove the main shaft bolts, remove, then drop the 650 shaft into the Grabber.
The other option I considered was just sending it back to MEC for an overhaul, but I don't know how much MEC charges for that.
And I have trash cans full of resized once-fires for the 650. And I probably missed my chance to get it. Maybe I ought to call MEC to see what the charge for an overhaul.
HM - MEC was quick! I got a reply to my email. According to MEC, I can swap out the top of the 650 with the Grabber. There are a few other minor parts changes. I think if I can still get it (doubtful), I'll grab it and try fixing it up for a winter cabin fever project. But he who hesitates, or thinks slowly, is lost; and I may have lost it.