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I had one on my X585 and it did a very good job. I would not hesitate to buy another one. slkpk
 

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Go to http://www.originalcab.com/ same cab...
I've had one on a 425,,, 2210 ,and both 2305 over the past 8-10yrs. If you plan on buying a wiper you will want to buy a windshield..not the standard panel...
Would buy another if and when this one breaks..
 

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Well, ordered the cab, the safety glass kit and i bought a small 12v heater for the cab. Should be a pretty neat setup!
 

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Hi Alexleblanc,

Would it be possible for you to share pictures of the new enclosure and your installation of it?

I am curious to see how it comes packaged and the difficulty to install it. I am also curious to see how you rate the heater unit for effectively heating the enclosure. I am interested in the enclosure for a 1026r.

Dinomax.
 

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Hi Alexleblanc,

Would it be possible for you to share pictures of the new enclosure and your installation of it?

I am curious to see how it comes packaged and the difficulty to install it. I am also curious to see how you rate the heater unit for effectively heating the enclosure. I am interested in the enclosure for a 1026r.

Dinomax.
will do. Just for the record, the heater is only to keep the windshield defogged, if it heats the cab, thats a bonus.
 

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I've had a cab on for a couple of seasons with a 425. Unless you seal every seam, joint etc, the heater is no good. I haven't had a defroster in either of the 2 cabs, no problems. What you will want is a wiper. The only way to get around a wiper is if the front window is slanted forward to prevent collecting of snow.

Also after having a Femco cab and having one I modified to fit a craftsman, there's something to be said for buying what's made for your unit. The biggest bonus is visibility. I just ordered the last soft side femco cab for the 2006-08 700 series. That's the style on my 425 and i have had no issues.
 

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I've had a cab on for a couple of seasons with a 425. Unless you seal every seam, joint etc, the heater is no good. I haven't had a defroster in either of the 2 cabs, no problems. What you will want is a wiper. The only way to get around a wiper is if the front window is slanted forward to prevent collecting of snow.

Also after having a Femco cab and having one I modified to fit a craftsman, there's something to be said for buying what's made for your unit. The biggest bonus is visibility. I just ordered the last soft side femco cab for the 2006-08 700 series. That's the style on my 425 and i have had no issues.
i've got a wiper motor and will be using a modified wiper arm to use on this cab once i get it. Just need to get it on and see what kind of room and setup i have to work with.
 

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I have this exact cab on my 2305. I bought the safety glass. Here is my review.

The fit and finish of the vinyl is good, seems are threaded well and buttons are sturdy. The material is of good thickness and seems to hold up well in the cold. I keep mine in an unheated garage and no cracks yet.

The framework has not bent on mine, although it could be a little heavier guage to last the test of time. also the powder coating (or paint) scrapes off very easy during install. not the biggest deal in the world and if you were super concerned, a strip down and repaint with a couple coats in the summer is recomended.

Install was time consuming and reading the instructions is painful.. this took me two nights after work and about 6 beers. But once all fit together, you can see where the design really was thought out to be custom to each model.

On mine there are some gaps along the doors which actually help in keeping air flow in the cab, without the constant pounding of freezing wind. It keeps the glass and vinyl from fogging and keeps fumes from collecting. I can usually plow in less than 15 degrees with my boots, long johns, jeans, carhart, skull cap and light gloves. It is cozy inside just having the break from the wind. The trans and engine blow off heat seem to get trapped in the cab and bring up the temp. I hardly notice my breath.

The door wire frames needed some wire ties to keep it snug against the main frame and from flopping all over the place. The door latch is poor and I am thinking of a simplier design like a quick release handle or something. It is hard to close now.

I have not used the hard top in the summer, but that can double as a sun shade with additional mounting brackets on the ROPS. I like it and I like the fact that it did not cost me a ton of money, easy to re-attach (this winter re-attachment took me 20 mins to set it in place and bolt it all up).

Hope this helps.



 
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