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post #1 of 14 Old 06-12-2019, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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So I wanted some shade from the sun, nothing fancy. With the help of a friend we came up with this contraption. Turned out great for a canopy! Got an old sign that was junk metal at a salvage place and used a section of it and spent like 10$ on spare stuff. Boom, tiny tractor canopy!

Oh and I installed a husqvarna zero turn seat in place of the old hard seat.. much better!
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-12-2019, 09:55 AM
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nice idea!
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That looks pretty good.
I like the seat!

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That'll definitely work. Anything is better than the sun beating down on you.
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Those mods do look good, and solve two problems.

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I found the seat on eBay and I had to do some serious thinking on how to mount it however when I took the original seat off I figured all I had to do was drill 4 holes and it went right on. I did have to cut the seat springs down by 1/3, they were way too tall and now they are just right. I had to remove the arm rests as they interfered with the seat belt, but it worked amazing and very comfortable. Only downside to the canopy.. is it’s a lot louder when operating. I like it a lot though!
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post #7 of 14 Old 06-13-2019, 03:03 PM
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So ....what is painted on the top of your recycled sign ,,,speed limit 55,,,?
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Nothing it’s just green. Sign was hit or something on the other side and was turned in for scrap. I cut a section of good metal and used that.
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Did you drill holes through the ROPS to mount it?


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Yes two holes 3/8 bolts. Took a while to drill through the ROPS had thick metal. It’s strong as hell, and so is the canopy.
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Mounted metal to metal or some kind of separator between them. Most sign blanks are aluminum. A rubber or neoprene separator material just might help suppress some noise.
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Nothing itís just green. .
You may want to consider painting over the green so the Kubota folks won't start acting like snobs and charge double for parts....
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Been there... you ain’t kidding. And, there is zero sound or vibration, it’s solid as hell. The sound is because the mower deck and engine are reflecting off the canopy now. Very happy how it turned out!
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Very nice job on the canopy!!

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