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Old 10-01-2009, 11:19 PM   post #1 of 21
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I am contemplating getting a cab for my 2305.
Winter is just around the corner and after last
year, just not looking forward to moving snow
in the cold, wind, snow blowing back in my face.
I only have a couple of commercial lots to move snow,
along with my own place, which is big enough by
itself.
I am considering the Curtis cab and the
Original Tractor Cab.
I know the Curtis cab is probably the premier cab,
but it also has a premier price tag.
Original Tractor Cab appears to be of good quality,
and I would get the glass front window, as opposed
to the Lexan plastic window. I would also probably
put in the electric wiper. The price is a lot
more appealing. I know there is no heat in the
Original Tractor Cab, so I would still have to bundle
up for the cold weather.

Does anyone have any experience with either of these
cabs.
I guess I am more interested in any experience with the
Original Tractor Cab, because I am sure all of the
experience with the Curtis Cab will be of a positive nature.

Thanks for any feed back.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:32 AM   post #2 of 21
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For the price it's tough to beat. The initial install can be done much quicker but you do need to read the directions first and don't remove any colored stickers on the frame setup. slkpk
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:44 AM   post #3 of 21
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Hi

The Curtis cabs are nice. I saw a brand new 2320 at my dealer the other day with a bh and cab. They are really pricey though- over 6k Canadian.
The original cabs look almost to good to be true. You can probably get some heat by gearing up a heater core of some kind. I would be more concerned about condensation inside the cab interfering with visibility than about staying warm. There is going to be some heat coming from the hydro and engine but probably not enough to keep you warm or keep the windows defrosted. I have no experience with them so perhaps others can comment.

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:50 AM   post #4 of 21
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Another really, really nice cab is the Jodale Perry cab, though it is really pricey. It does have a heat/defrost option. With the 2305, you will have to seal off the pedals etc. I did this on my 2210 with marine vinyl and rivets.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:24 AM   post #5 of 21
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I have a curtiss cab with heater on my 2320 .
The only problem i have with condensation is when switch from snowblowing
with the tractor to shoveling sidewalks and tight areas and get sweaty then take the wheel of the tractor . It will fog up so i dryrag the windows 2 or 3 times then it ok till i have to hand shovel and reenter the cab.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:28 PM   post #6 of 21
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I have the Original tractor cab with, windshield,wiper and just put in a heater.
So far Heater is working very well. For the money I don't think you can go wrong.
Yes Curtis Cab is a very good unit. I have had mine for going on 5 years. This summer I left frame work on tractor, along with windshield, and top. .
Appx 6 yrs ago I had a 425 JD with Original cab and it did vibrate when I had chains on tractor. With the ROPS on 2305 the Original cab has one clamp to go from frame of cab to the ROPS. Makes it much better with less movement.
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Have you bought anything yet? slkpk
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:38 AM   post #8 of 21
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Have you bought anything yet? slkpk
Yeah, bought the Original Tractor Cab.
I think it will hold up fairly well. Will keep me out
of the elements, although it will still be cold because
it does not have a heater. Went with the glass
windshield and electric wiper option. Hope it does the
trick.

I just have not had the time to take pics.
Been working on the final stages of my new house build, and
between working at the house and my job, just have not
had the time. I will try to post some pics, just can't
promise when.

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Old 11-11-2009, 12:01 PM   post #9 of 21
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Greg, congrats on your purchase! (remember: pics!!) I don't have a cab but I am concerned that any cab without a heater might fog up or collect snow. Let us know how well it works for you when the snow is flying! (You may take your time: keep the snow away for a while longer!)
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:09 PM   post #10 of 21
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Greg, congrats on your purchase! (remember: pics!!) I don't have a cab but I am concerned that any cab without a heater might fog up or collect snow. Let us know how well it works for you when the snow is flying! (You may take your time: keep the snow away for a while longer!)
I never had a problem with the glass windsheild foggy up on mine. I was using a 54" blade and there is enough air circulation it was never a problem. I also had the electric windsheild wiper and never used it.slkpk
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:23 PM   post #11 of 21
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Greg, congrats on your purchase! (remember: pics!!) I don't have a cab but I am concerned that any cab without a heater might fog up or collect snow. Let us know how well it works for you when the snow is flying! (You may take your time: keep the snow away for a while longer!)
Phoenix,

There are so many leak holes in our tractors (look at all the foot pedals and levers) that without sealing them off, you will have few problems without heat. On my 2210, we sealed off each by using marine vinyl riveted through the plastic cowl. Since then, there have been issues with fogging up when the tractor wasn't warmed up enough to send heat through the defroster. Otherwise, all works fine.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:02 PM   post #12 of 21
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You should be very happy with your choice. Noticed you got the windshield and el wiper. Same here. Once in a while I need to use wiper not all that often. Maybe I will need to more since I bought a front blower .
Before I put in the heater I bought a golf cart heater from Cabela Several years ago it was around $ 69.00
It came with a holder that you would put in the cub holder. I didn't like the thought of heater being at my left elbow so I put on a few metal straps and mounted there holder in right side of cab up next to window fastening to there upright brace and where window frame meet.
Made sure ring of heater would hit the metal on door frame. and It did melt into the frame of windshield appx 1/2 ". Nothing serious . But at zero and heater on for about an hour I could remove my jacket and gloves.
Wasn't like setting in a factory total sealed cab but better and much warmer than setting on tractor with no cab or heater.
Tank of fuel would last about 6-8 hrs.
Cheapest place for fuel was Wally world or on sale at Cabela
Oh off the subject , can't remember if you was using a front or rear plow or blower. But if using front plow I added the rubber like extenders for truck snow plowers on my blade Made a big difference plowing snow .

Good luck and enjoy being inside and warmer even if you don't have heater.
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Here are the pics of my 2305 with the Original Tractor Cab.





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Very nice and have you got a chance to use it yet? How much room is there between the ROP's and the back? slkpk
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JD Greg, very nice cab! That should keep you out of the elements.
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