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Old 03-28-2010, 11:20 AM
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Rops

does anyone know if i can get a rops for my gravely and where.it is a big machine and i dont know why it didnt come with one but i would like to get one so any good ideas are welcome.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:54 PM
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I'd think a dealer would be the first place to ask but that's just me.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:15 PM
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For some strange reason, ROPS seem to be an option on most machines. the above post is your best bet, go to the dealer.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:28 PM
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You could go to a metal fab shop and have them fabricate them for you. If you are handy with a welder, they would be fairly simple to make.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:39 PM
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And I could be wrong...
But to my understanding ROPS are supposed to come with the mower at no
additional charge, however due to the fact that so many Lco's remove them,
some dealers have stopped installing them.

Anyhow, the dealer would be my first stop as well.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:45 PM
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^ by law they have to be on the mower when they are sold then once they are sold the lco can remove them.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:21 PM
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i don't know why you would remove your ROPS anyway. i'll keep my mouth shut though cause this belongs with the threads about removing guards, shields and any other safety mechanisms on your equipment.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:13 PM
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i don't know why you would remove your ROPS anyway. i'll keep my mouth shut though cause this belongs with the threads about removing guards, shields and any other safety mechanisms on your equipment.
Why wouldn't you if you're only mowing flat properties? Are you saying that if it's not on, the mower will flip over on it's own? I guess it could if the ROPS is on and it clips a low hanging branch but them again, if it wasn't on the mower, it wouldn't have clipped the branch. It's there to protect the operator when they cut in a area that "can" cause the mower to roll over. If you're not putting yourself and the mower in that situation then the need for it isn't there.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:41 PM
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so if you live in Indiana then you wouldent need an ROPS, but I mow on hills and near some steep ditches, and I've slid in to them with my old mower. Plus taking it off means having to put it some where.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:46 PM
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i don't know why you would remove your ROPS anyway. i'll keep my mouth shut though cause this belongs with the threads about removing guards, shields and any other safety mechanisms on your equipment.
I won't entirely disagree that removing safety devices is at least to a point foolish,
on the other hand a trimmer with no guard might cost someone an eye, a split lip, maybe a tooth...
But it's doubtful it would cost someone their life.

A missing Rops system however, I dare say that leans far more in a deadly direction.
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