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 06-02-2006, 20:20 Post: 130323
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I have owned my 3010, bought used, for two years now and I am no closer to solving the ROPS problem than I ever was. Right now the original fixed ROPS is OFF the tractor and stored. The simple reason is that I cannot get the tractor in my 200+ year old barn with the ROPS on (I need about 2 more inches). I thought about buying the foldable ROPS but it looked like I would have to break out wrenches to fold and unfold the darn thing every time I wanted to get in the barn.

The barn has a concrete floor - I can't dig it out, so forget that idea.

You are not supposed to shorten a ROPS, so does anybody have any good ideas out there?






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 06-02-2006, 21:21 Post: 130327
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You're kidding, right? I can't see a foldable ROPS being useful if you need wrenches to lower it. If that's the case maybe you could buy extra wrenches and attach them to the tractor so they're always available.






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 06-04-2006, 17:07 Post: 130419
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 L3010 ROPS

Is it possible you mistook a pin for a bolt? My 33hp NH has a folding ROPS. It has two bolts for a pivots and locking pins like the bolts with lynch pins for quick up/down. The pins are slop-fit and used rattle like crazy---until I installed rubber o-rings in between the ROPS halves and on the pins themselves. (I don't use the fold down feature).

Little anecdote: a friend worked for a lawn cutting company. They bought all new zero-turn mowers that have to have ROPS by law. They refer to the ROPS as "air conditioner removers." Turns out at the beginning of the season one operator wasn't paying attention while cutting next to a double-wide home with a window-mounted air conditioner...well, you get the picture.






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 06-04-2006, 19:56 Post: 130427
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It is still a option on many tractors for a foldable rops and the 3010 is a design that didn't offer one, most manufacturers only introduced them in their most recent models or within the last five years.






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 06-05-2006, 10:52 Post: 130461
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Ken and earthwrks are right, those are pins that you scew in and out with your bare hands when you need to lower the top bar (the top bar rotates on those pivots and stays with the tractor, or you can remove it if you ever drive it into your barn and scratch the hell out of it (I NEVER had that happen to me.. hm..hm.. ). It takes about 2 minutes to change the setup on the foldable ROPS.






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 06-05-2006, 11:17 Post: 130465
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 L3010 ROPS

Put a little lean-to on the side of your barn and keep your tractor there.

It's a little work to make it, but less than it would be to dig a 6' deep hole to put you in because you have no ROPS on your machine!!!

Safety is no accident!!!

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 06-06-2006, 07:38 Post: 130516
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I am happy to know that people out there care about my safety!

For a variety of reasons, but mostly because it is a 1790 vintage Pennsylvania German bank barn that is built into a hillside, it isn't that easy to put a lean-to alongside.

Long term, I had planned to put up a machinery shed, but that isn't a priority right now.

I plan to give the Kubota dealer a call today and price out the foldable ROPS. I guess I will have to deal with the bolts.






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 06-06-2006, 08:08 Post: 130519
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There is no foldable rops available that Kubota recommends for the 3010.






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 06-06-2006, 08:17 Post: 130522
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If you don't use the seat belt, of how much value is the ROPS?

A thought on your two inches to clear the barn, how about your rear tires air pressure? It might work to drop it to park the tractor and inflate it when you pull out. Will it take time, yep. Will it be fun, probably not, but an option possibly. Of course don't deflate the tires to where they would break loose from rim. That sure would be no fun.






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 06-06-2006, 11:09 Post: 130533
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With the thoughts of a 200 year old barn and someone already bringing up the idea of a lean to off the side you might be able to join the original roof and build a nice little work shop that would be insulated and easy to heat and also store your tractor.






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