- Jun 15, 2016
- Case IH Farmall DX24 Manual TLB
I live in NY and didn't hesitate to get a cab. In my case the only option was a soft cab, which meant replacing the flimsy polycarb windows after 2 seasons with Lexan.I am very close to buying my first tractor. One of the last decisions I need to make is if I should get the cab version or not. I currently live in FL and the endless summer is brutal and the AC seems inviting. Problem is I am moving to middle TN and not sure if the cab is needed as much there. I know it gets colder and I know there are seasons and it is something I have not experienced in 30 years.
I am a little worried about the cab height and how it might limit the places the tractor can go. I also know most of the time will be spent with the rotary cutter in the open areas. I don't think I will be crashing through the woods with the tractor but I don't want to limit to much where I can go. I guess I am in kinda a chicken / egg situation. I need a tractor but I am not sure exactly what I will be doing yet except mowing the open spaces. I would love to hear opinions.
I would recommend checking that you can remove and mount the doors easily and get flat glass if at all possible.
You will probably have better ventilation that I get, but keep in mind that you might encounter fogging (or frost) inside and out while operating if you wind up plowing etc (you find more uses once you own).
I trimmed trees to fit under them - happened to be typical standing height with my unit so that was an improvement in my yard all around.
Mounted aftermarket lights inside my cab where they are protected. Since you can mow in the rain, you might need some lights up top if they don't come with.
You will not miss sitting in a wet seat if you park outdoors in the weather.