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 06-04-2005, 23:20 Post: 111949
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Anyone make Folding ROPS for a tz series tractor?






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 06-07-2005, 06:52 Post: 112019
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Haven't seen anything yet on that size tractor. The Kubota BX is the same rigid style to and there are no options.






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 06-07-2005, 11:19 Post: 112031
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Kroutman:

Find a fab shop that does race car cages or similar work in your area, and have them build you one. It will be far less expensive and more fitting to your needs than retrofitting an OEM folding unit (if one even exists).

There seems to be allot of excitement about these ROPS units. This is not a high tech endeavor, just basic engineering. A custom unit from a race shop will be far superior to an OEM unit. (Having made these things for a living, I have a bit of experience.)






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 06-07-2005, 12:42 Post: 112037
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AV8R makes a good point. The folding ROPS on my JD4310 is nice, but poorly built. I can only remove the pins with a hammer and a punch. They did a might piss poor job aligning the holes making it impossible to do the job in a reasonably quick manner.

But if you do go to a fab shop, make sure they use good steel and overbuild it. A folding rops has an inherent stress point it at the folding junction. So it will need to be over built.






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 06-07-2005, 15:41 Post: 112041
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Hmmm...

Hydraulic folding ROPS. Could use one of the rear ports, valve mounted on the ROPS, incorperate a sunshade, kind of like a hard top convertable, ...hmmm

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 06-07-2005, 22:41 Post: 112054
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AV*
Laughing out loud
How about the workingman in Northern Wis. back woods version? Bale twine run thru a pulley and you use your fel.
I do like your idea though, run with it quick!






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 06-08-2005, 19:55 Post: 112097
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Broken-- Just got a funny picture in my head on your idea: Lift the FEL to lower the ROPS and then hit the header on the barn door with the FEL instead of the ROPS. Laughing out loud






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 06-24-2005, 06:58 Post: 112700
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You might want to look into the legalities about modifying the ROPS in any way. My buddy who owns a fab shops refused point-blank to modify one for me stating that each version of a ROPS has to be designed and rigorously tested to stringent gov't. specs. Case in point: take a look at the Chinese tractors NorTrac sells--in some of the photos they are using black, bolt-on, steel stiffeners in two places on the ROPS--a band-aid approach for poor roll-over results is my guess.

Just a thought, and I'm not a lawyer, but you may void or invalidate any type of insurance (life, casuality, disability, etc.) if you were to get hurt, maimed, or killed if the incident involved the ROPS---and the insurance co. could easily prove it (they would have the evidence of the modified ROPS). They're defense to deny a claim would be that but for the fact the ROPS wasn't modified the insured would still be alive.

Years ago I was designer of Harley-Davidson parts. We used to call the oval-shaped tubular piece in front of the engine a "crash bar"--until someone did crash, got hurt and sued H-D and won. His arguement was that it didn't save him from a crash. And it's now called an "engine guard".






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 06-24-2005, 12:05 Post: 112716
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Here are some ROPS sources you might check into.






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