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 10-29-2005, 18:11 Post: 118624
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Does anyone have a good "homemade" folding ROPS plan? I have a B2200 and am ready to just take the rops off alltogether so it fits in my shed. Any ideas on a good plan to fabricate the factory rops to a folding rops? Has anyone done this with success?






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 10-29-2005, 19:06 Post: 118626
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Is the shed roof too low or the door opening too low? If it's the door opening it seems it might be easier to raise the door header and rebuild the door.






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It's about 2" to low but the door is in the front of the building and the header is already at the roofline where it pitches down. No where to raise it except into the roof. I'd love to find a destroyed bx2230 or bx23 that someone is parting out but the chances are slim. I would think the bx23 rops are the same bolt pattern. I have a mig and will probably head to the steel place and buy some thick stock and draw it up. I was hoping someone else did it by now and had some pics. I did this same post about a year ago.






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 10-29-2005, 20:23 Post: 118632
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To me it sounds like a good time to update. With the new models coming out there could be some bargins in these models. How hilly is your property? I know your states terrain for the most part can be steeper then here when in hilly areas. To alter a roll bar in any way would make the roll bars modifier liable for any possible damages.






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 10-29-2005, 22:13 Post: 118642
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Lots of hills here in CT, I am in New haven county but closer to Litchfield county where you don't have a lot without some slope to it in one way or another. I have a "cover-it" garage in the woods but I hate to put anything good in it because the mice will have a play time in it. My shed is pretty mouse proof but it won't fit. My garage hasn't seen a live mouse since I paid $5 on a cat on death row at the dog pound. Nothing with 4 legs has been in there since. I just hate looking at the truck I spent $29,000 on sit outside and the kubota inside it's bay but the truck is a little more weatherproof.

You are right about an upgrade/ A little BX23 would fit nice in the shed!






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 10-30-2005, 06:27 Post: 118647
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I kept all my tractors in the same dirt floor shed, having to raise the header to accommodate the "unfolded" JM254 (no ROPS on the YM240). When I got rid of Jinma in favor of this much larger KM454, I had the same dilemna; the header is already as high as it will go.

Solution? Boxblade. Since I couldn't make the header higher, I made the dirt floor lower.

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 10-31-2005, 08:39 Post: 118695
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Unless the shed is huge or there is another mechanical reason, I would lift the shed up and set it on a single course of concrete blocks.

That will lift it at least 8" and won't cost much but some time.

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Is your door opening by chance on the gable end of the shed? I couldn't tell from your description. Many people put a big header there that's really not needed because none of the weight of the roof is on the header. Just the weight of a few 2x4s of the frame above and a little siding. You might be fine with a smaller header.
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The shed is 12/20 and the 20' side is where the double door is. It has a pressure treated floor and lifting isn't an option. To increase the door height would require to raise the roof a few inches. I have a cover-it in the woods but I know that 2 weeks of not using it the machine will have 40 mice setting up apartments in it. my mini-barn/shed it pretty much mouse proof.






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How about building a dollie with large wheels that attaches to your loader or boxes around it. With downward pressure from the loader it could bring the front wheels about 2 feet off the ground. That would roll the tractor back and lower the height of the ROPS. You could back into your garage and drive out. Any steering could be down with the rear brakes. Other options would be: 1) to purchase new foldable ones. 2)bite the bullet and whack the existing one off about 2 1/2". 3)Copy the design of the folding ROPS and duplicate it. Choices 2 & 3 involve taking some liability risks.






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