Canopy rather than Cab

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Vaquero

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To each, his own.
I learned to drive on a MF 35. Graduated to Case 730, IH 806, then the cabs, the the JD 4020, the Case 1175, then 2390.

If the AC works, nothing beats a cab. If it ain't working, nothing is worse.
That JD ate a lot of GM compressors. Those Case ate their share of Ford compressors.
If it's what you spend all day doing, in open fields, I want a cab.
 
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wolc123

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To each, his own.
I learned to drive on a MF 35. Graduated to Case 730, IH 806, then the cabs, the the JD 4020, the Case 1175, then 2390.

If the AC works, nothing beats a cab. If it ain't working, nothing is worse.
That JD ate a lot of GM compressors. Those Case ate their share of Ford compressors.
If it's what you spend all day doing, in open fields, I want a cab.
If my full time job involved operating a tractor in open fields over the summer then there is no doubt that I would want a cab. I dont think that is the case for many on this mostly CUT forum, and certainly not for me.

I would feel cheated, from my freedom of being outside, if my limited time on a tractor was in an air conditioned cab. As I said in my earlier post, you couldn't pay me to own a tractor with a cab.
 
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Does your cab tractor fit in a standard 7 ft high garage door ? How does or work in the woods ? Has your air conditioner ever given you trouble? Does the glass ever get dirty or broken ? Do you have a full time job inside a heated and air conditioned building ?
Interestingly, I have BOTH. I have a cab unit with climate control and stereo and air ride seat and wipers and all that and I also have an open station with a canopy. Both have their uses and advantages and drawbacks.

Far as my 'garage door' is concerned, it's 14 feet high and 10 wide so it's a non issue.

I use both of them, I'm not partial unless it's 90 out and I'm in the field. then it's ac all the way.
 

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JethroB

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Awfully clean and shiny for a ‘real’ farmer.
 
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I had my 2009 Kubota M6040 for seven years. Then I bought a canopy. More concerned about keeping the sun off me. I worked a tractor or two with a cab. Don't like it. If we EVER AGAIN get enough snow to plow in the winter - it's Eddie Bauer and me. I brought all my down gear with me from Alaska. Eddie Bauer & Alpine Design.
 
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I had my 2009 Kubota M6040 for seven years. Then I bought a canopy. More concerned about keeping the sun off me. I worked a tractor or two with a cab. Don't like it. If we EVER AGAIN get enough snow to plow in the winter - it's Eddie Bauer and me. I brought all my down gear with me from Alaska. Eddie Bauer & Alpine Design.
I am right with you there. I enjoy clearing snow with my open station tractor. The cool crisp air outside feels wonderful after being cooped up in the factory or our wood heated house all day.

I just throw on my insulated coveralls, face mask, arctic boots, and heavy wool lined mittens and I am ready to take on any amount of snow no matter how cold it gets.

I suppose a cab would be nice in the winter for folks forced to use a blower because they have limited area to stack snow. Open station is no problem for those of us with plenty of room to push it with a blade or stack it with a front loader.
 
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wolc123

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Your canopy looks way to small on that orange tractor 5030.
 
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RjCorazza

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To each his own. I personally prefer a cab in all weather conditions.
I have considered canopies for my zero turn mowers, but I mow under a lot of trees and would be lowering and raising the rops too frequently.
 
 
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