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  1. #1

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    Kubota L285

    Default Roll bar modification

    Has anybody hinged their roll bar? Interested to see how you made it work.


  2. #2
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    yanmar ym1810

    Default Re: Roll bar modification

    Any mods to a ROPS would invalidate its certification.

    Gary.

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    Default Re: Roll bar modification

    Yea but they do it at the factory. Mine came from the factory hinged.


  4. #4

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    Default Re: Roll bar modification

    I realize that I will not be able to sue kubota if I mod. the roll bar, but something is better than nothing, which I have now because I can't fit the tractor into the garage with the bar on.

    I have a certified welder on standby while I try to figure out a hinging mechanism. I won't hold anyone responsible.


  5. #5

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    Kubota L2500DT Standard Transmission

    Default Re: Roll bar modification

    <font color=blue>I can't fit the tractor into the garage with the bar on</font color=blue>

    Is it close? My ROPS was about 2 inches too tall for my shop door, but by removing some trim from the top of the opening and lowering the dirt leading up to the door, I found I could back my tractor in okay.

    What's so special about backing in? Kinda hard to explain without pictures, but the fact that the ROPS is behind the rear axle, means the ROPS will pass through the door before the wheels climb up onto the slab (in my case). I've posted this doodle before, but here it is again, just as a visual aid:



    I realize this may or may not be of help to you, but it might be food for thought. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Roll bar modification


    Folding ROPS on JD5205




  7. #7

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    Michigan
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    Kubota B7100HST & Kubota L4610HST w/FEL

    Default Re: Roll bar modification

    There was a post (somewhere[img]/w3tcompact/icons/tongue.gif[/img]) by someone who sawed a couple inches out of the straight sections and welded back together with solid pcs. inside the tubes for reinforcement. It would not fold but it did a nice job of lowering the clearance required.
    regards
    Mutt


  8. #8

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    Sharpsburg, Md
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    John Deere 4100 HST

    Default Re: Roll bar modification

    Harv,

    The reason backing in is probably working is that the ROP is slightly slanted to the rear of the tractor. In effect, you are putting in the ROPS before the tractor.

    Terry


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    Southern Maryland
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    Ford 1220, John Deere 770, Case 580E and Allmand TLB-35

    Default Re: Roll bar modification

    Yes, even though it's not technically legal. I fabricated mine with a piece of 1/4" plate steel, a piece of 5/8" ID black pipe and (4) 1/2" grade 8 bolts. Before removing the rops from the tractor, I marked the heighth for my cuts and marked a coupl of spots for front and back on both halves. After removing, I cut the rops in half, then cut a piece of plate to fit over the open ends which were welded in place. I then used some more plate to attach to either side of the bottom rops (rops width x 2 = 4"x4" for mine). Rear view, should resemble a U shape with the plate being higher than the bottom post. On the top rear section, I welded on the piece of black pipe for my hinge.

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    Default Re: Roll bar modification

    Hey dummy

    Do you have any vibration issues


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