Looking for input on fiberglass canopy brands

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MTGreen

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Montana, USA
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Deere 5220, Ford 1720, Deere Progator 2030
I'm in the market for a fiberglass canopy with ROPS attachment kit for my Ford 1720.
I had good luck with Thunderbird out of Arizona years ago for a different machine -good quality and knowledgeable salespeople.
However, they have been having some extended lead times right now so I would like to solicit input about other brands?
Quality/longevity/weather tolerance etc.?

I'm not interested in a non-fiberglass type like cloth/aluminum/golf cart top/etc.
Thanks in advance for any input!
 
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I have a Tuff Top on my open station M9. Been up there for 3 years now and no issues.
 

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I had a fiberglass canopy on my previous tractor. My dealer installed a steel canopy on my new tractor. I like the steel canopy better.


They also offer it in all tractor colors.
 
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I use the Rhinohide Canopy it is fully adjustable. You can set it up under or over your ROPS. It has been great!
DIY Canopy. Post #10.
 
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I had a fiberglass canopy on my previous tractor. My dealer installed a steel canopy on my new tractor. I like the steel canopy better.


They also offer it in all tractor colors.
2 times what my Tuff Top set me back and the Tuff Top folds down too.
 
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2 times what my Tuff Top set me back and the Tuff Top folds down too.
My dealer delivered it installed on the tractor for $400 total. It doesn’t fold but I have no reason to do that. It made a 5 hour trip over highways and interstates with no damage. My fiberglass top wouldn’t hold up to that.
 
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I have a Tuff Top on my open station M9. Been up there for 3 years now and no issues.
I see you have trees on your property. My worry is that I'll be driving along, not paying a whole lot of attention, and hit a low-hanging branch, a thick one, with the Canopy.

Do you do anything special to avoid that? Other than being vigilante?

I had an older tractor with a ROPS that wouldn't collapse like the new ones do. I got hung up on branches every now and then. It was a PITD. I can only imagine what it would do to a canopy. Because, sometimes I do have to go into some wooded areas.
 
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Have you tried the golf course they usually have
surplus canopy's

willy
 
 
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