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 10-30-2002, 20:11 Post: 44462
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Has anybody built their own tractor cab? I'm planning on building one soon and am looking for ideas. I think I may frame it out of Uni-strut material. I didn't want to weld it too bad even though I do have a wire feed welder. A lot of that material is galvanized and I don't want to weld that. I thought that if I used Uni-strut and didn't like something I could change it easier.






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 10-30-2002, 21:00 Post: 44463
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I will try it this winter to. I tryed to get a soft side from curtis but it wont fit my tractor because the GB loader sets back further than the JD, so there is a clearance problem. I would rather invest $1600 and be done.






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 11-27-2002, 12:21 Post: 45464
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Ben, I built mine for a JD 750 compact utility tractor. I used 1 in. sq. tube welded together for the framework. Then I pop-riveted "window screen" channels to the framework sides and instead of window screen just insert clear vinyl or plastic. Roofing can be your choice, mine was light gauge metal. I used carpeting to box in around the bottom openings and for a total expense of around $200 including lights, fan, paint and beverage holder it can't be beat. Don't forget to plan for a door or opening of some kind for and entry/exit.






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 11-27-2002, 13:05 Post: 45466
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Could you send me some pic's? Did you make a one peice cab or several that bolts together?






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 11-28-2002, 17:39 Post: 45510
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I would sure like to se some closeups if you have them.






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 11-29-2002, 10:30 Post: 45516
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I might look through the 8020 material and see if you could construct it from this. It is aluminum channel with a lot of accessories. This material is used in industrial applications. I am sure that it will be less that $1600.
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 11-30-2002, 06:07 Post: 45537
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From the number of times that I have to stop and clean off my glasses (with my fingers) when I'm snow blowing in my tractor that has a canopy but no cab, I wonder if wipers front and back might be a good idea? I gave up using a ski mask because the glasses worn underneath just fogged up so I wonder if a defroster also would be good. If so, I wonder how the blower would get warm air. My 35A rated alternator probably would run a blower but likely wouldn't heat much. I do know that Ford offered cabs with hot-water heating in Europe but not N.A. for my 1710 so at least a water pump with ports designed for a heater might be available somewhere.

I think the projects described sound interesting and well worth tackling. I also think that a good cab (or maybe even just an adequate one) for the climate and work I do around here would be more complicated and costly that the projects mentioned.






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 12-06-2002, 10:28 Post: 45802
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Hello Again,
Earlier I had stumbled accross this site by pure chance and responded to the tractor cab questions. I would be very pleased to provide pictures (I have a digital camera) or any other info that might help. I only had stumbled upon this site that same day so am completely unfamiliar with it. My question is: Is it possible to post a picture(s) here and how is it done? I just put the tractor cab on two days ago so its ready for snow. It is mainly one piece, attaches at four points on the tractor, goes on and off quite easily using a small hoist under a rafter or similar.
Dana I have your email address and will try to take some pictures and email them to you shortly. Ben, could you provide information or email address and I would be happy to send the same to you also and any others interested in as well. There's always room for improvement and it will be fun to hear your inputs as well.
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 12-06-2002, 12:41 Post: 45803
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North Dakota Dave
I nam looking foward to the pic's. Make sure you get some close ups of the detail aswell. I had a glass man here yesterday, since I want to use 1/4" laminated saftey glass, he uses a rubber strip that well attaches to 1/8" thick metal then the glass can be popped in the seal. if I radius the corners to 2 1/2" the seal well be nonstop and he said it looks better than square corners.
Out side of a removeable door is it nessisary to have windows that open? Keep in mind this is for winter use only. Any one have any comments?






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 12-06-2002, 21:52 Post: 45818
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Just click on my login at the left and you'll find my email address. I'm not sure how you post a picture on the site either. Thanks. Ben






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