get a foldable rops
Or add some generous mulch beds around your trees.Your life is a whole lot more important ,than those tree branches...... I would fire up the chain saw!!!!
Might also ask them if they would refuse to pay out in case of an accident that occurred while operating the machine with the ROPS folded."Question> Removing the ROPs, would this cause the insurance company to refuse to insure or pay out in case of an accident?"
Ask your insurance agent.
Nice tractor by the way.
Didn't work for me (as if my wife would use the trimmer! HA!) BUT I did get a new Stihl Professional trimmer out of the deal! (We don't have many trees with low lying branches, but we simply have many trees (many of which I had to plant))You might even consider having the wife do the trim work while you do the major mowing. I found usually when my wife doesn't want me to do something like your situation, if she has to do the grunt work, sooner than later she will give in to a better solution.