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Old 03-16-2007, 07:34 AM   post #1 of 8
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Default ABS Plastic Canopy VS Sunblocker Tops

I wanted to put a Canopy on my tractor but it adds about 4 inches to the top of the ROPS and it wont fit through my garage at that height, The Sunblocker Top would be able to take off for easy storage but I am wondering if anybody has had one of these and know if they are a sturdy unit. They run about $200.00. Here is pics. of the two.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:32 AM   post #2 of 8
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I've been looking those myself. I saw the hardtop setup at the CASEIH dealer on a CUBCUT. The ABS top seems like it would last and easy to take off/on. I have not seen the other style. slkpk
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:59 AM   post #3 of 8
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I hadn't seen the lightweight yellow one. It looks nice. What's the source for that?
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:56 AM   post #4 of 8
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It's FEMCO the folks that won't sell me just the brackets for the folding ROPS. slkpk
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:04 PM   post #5 of 8
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I like the canvas top. I would say it also is safer as your center of gravity is lower with it (although I don't know how much the fiberglass unit weighs).
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:13 PM   post #6 of 8
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I like both of them. Let's have each of you buy one and write a review. Greenster is baking in the sun so count him in to pony up the cash!!!
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:25 PM   post #7 of 8
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I make a point of never mowing in the heat of the day in the summer. Too brutal for me...especially when the humidity is 95% or higher. That doesn't mean I couldn't appreciate the shade!! I might look into it.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:47 PM   post #8 of 8
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The ABS Plastic Canopy Weighs around 70 lbs. I was told and has to be purchased through a JD dealer for some reason. I priced it through my dealer and he said about $450.00 but all JD dealers will probally be differnt. The yellow canopy can be bought staight from femco. I am leaning towards the yellow canopy cause of the height prob. I have withe door of my garage unless I find out in the mean time that this is not a sturdy unit. Thats why I hope I find someone that bought 1 so I can get their opinion.

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