DIY Cabs for Open Tractors

Drew Tyson
By Drew Tyson December 26, 2016 06:00
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Anybody who has been out on a tractor removing snow during a blizzard or when the wind is blowing wishes they had a cab on their tractor. Not even one of those fancy manufacturer cabs either—just anything! Cabs are great in the summer, but for frequent winter operators, it becomes more of a safety feature and in some climates, a necessity.

Factory cabs are great, and manufacturers keeps stepping up their game when it comes to the features and comfort level of cabs found on compact tractors. But if your budget is tight, an aftermarket option is a good route to go. If your budget is REALLY tight and you want to put a cab together on your own, you might want to check out what some of our members have come up with. Granted, not all of these cabs are low budget, but they are all home-made, which we think is pretty great. Hopefully this will provide some inspiration for your next project.

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Member Jaylegger built this impressive cab for his Massey Ferguson GC2600.  One of my objectives for the cab was to keep it as close to 100 pounds as possible. This cab is for winter snowblowing purposes only and for removal purposes the lighter the better, obviously. The final cab weighs 135 pounds, a little more than he envisioned but still very light for a hard shelled cab and easily removed in about 15 minutes by him. Awesome work, Jay!

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Lightweight & Functional

Drew Tyson
By Drew Tyson December 26, 2016 06:00