Canopy support

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oosik

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My plastic canopy will vibrate at certain speeds. Has anybody found or made forward support poles. They would go from the forward lip of the canopy to, maybe, a point on the vertical portion of the rear FEL pillar.

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zzvyb6

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Instead, consider changing the natural frequency of the canopy by changing it's stiffness at the connection (triangular braces), or it's mass/inertia (lead or iron weights) or the damping properties (foam insulation glued to the underside). I glued 2" foam to the underside of mine after adding a top mounted rear view mirror. Now I can see behind me pretty good (no vibration) and it stays in place.
 
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Rubber grommets at the attachment points keeps mine from vibrating.
 
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I would not put any metal supports on the front portion of the canopy. In a rollover, they might impale you as they wont be designed to support the weight of the machine :(

I like the new avatar btw!
 
  
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oosik

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Guys, thanks for all the info/advice. And Jchonline - I never considered the dangers involved with metal support poles. I'll definitely FORGET that idea.

There are enough solutions listed that I will be able to find the answer. Hmmmm..........

Yes, that pic of my tractor, as my avatar, was getting old. I needed something more whimsical and fun. Mushroom house on a small island.

I am always amazed at the limitless wealth of great information available on this web site. Problems solved, potential for injuries avoided. I'm most fortunate & proud to be a member.
 
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bambam31

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I would not put any metal supports on the front portion of the canopy. In a rollover, they might impale you as they wont be designed to support the weight of the machine :(

I like the new avatar btw!

I was considering metal supports from the loader towers to my canopy as well until I read your post above. I often find myself mowing on uneven ground. Thanks for the eye opener.
 
 
 
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