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New 737 still in crate. grr.. roll bar on or off?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Canadian GreenScape, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    My 737 arrived today.. its still sitting the the crate at the dealer, the grass is early here this year and it came just in time for mowing. It has the ROPs on it, does anyone take them off? or do they cause any clearance problems?
  2. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    EARLY??????? Dang yall are just cursed up there arent you? lol going for six cuts this week, and we were a bit late.
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    We have a lot of low branched trees here in florida and not many hills, my friend has the same mower and almost flipped his by getting hung up on a low branch.
  4. kturf

    kturf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    Took Mine off Hit to many low branches
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    "86" the ROPS...IMO
  6. SeacoastDesignsL&L

    SeacoastDesignsL&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    First thing that came off my tiger cub, I figured it would hit way to many branches too
  7. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    East coast of Canada.. Four seasons.. Almost winter, Winter, Still winter, and Construction. :rolleyes:

    Heres some more Canadian humor:

    You know you’re from Canada when:
    1.You only know three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.
    2.You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
    3.The mosquitoes have landing lights.
    4.You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
    5.You have 10 favorite recipes for moose meat.
    6.Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.
    7.You live in a house that has no front step, yet the door is one meter above the ground.
    8.You’ve taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
    9.Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled in with snow.
    10.You think sexy lingerie is tube-socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.
    11.You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
    12.The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.
    13.At least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.
    14.The most effective mosquito repellent is a shotgun.
    15.Your snow blower gets stuck on the roof.
    16.You think the start of deer season is a national holiday.
    17.You head south to go to your cottage.
    18.Your frequently clean grease off your barbeque so the bears won’t prowl on your deck.
    19.You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
    20.The major parish fund-raiser isn’t bingo, it’s sausage making.
    21.You find –40C a little chilly.
    22.The trunk of your car doubles as a deep-freezer in winter.
    23.You attend a formal event in your best clothes: your finest jewellery and your Sorels.
    24.You can play road hockey on skates.
    25.You know 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter and Construction.
    26.The municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus.
    27.You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.
    28.You perk up when you hear the theme from ‘Hockey Night in Canada’.
    Your idea of a traffic jam is waiting to get onto Highway #2 at the Turbo station
    29.You measure distance in hours, like 2.5 hours to P.A.
    30.You know people who have hit deer, elk, moose or cattle.
    31.Your school classes were cancelled because of cold, but only when it was -40 or colder and the school's boiler ran out of coal.
    32.You've had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
    33.You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
    34.You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of the year.
    35.You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to the mall I wanna go with."
    36.You often reply, "you bet!" or "hell yes!"
    37.All the festivals across the province are named after fruits, vegetables, grain or testicles.
    38.You install security lights on your house and leave your doors unlocked
    40.You carry jumper cables in your car.
    41.You know what "Cow Tipping", "Garden Raiding" and "Snipe Hunting” are.
    42.You know someone who's lost their license due to an impaired charge and have seen their snowmobile parked at the local bar.
    43.You've gone to the grocery store on a snowmobile.
    44.Driving in the winter is often simply a matter of staying between the fence posts.
    45.You think that washing your pickup is a waste of time and money.
    46.You have never owned a vehicle that did not have cracks in the windshield.
    47.You think everyone from a bigger city is stuck up.
    48.You get a little claustrophobic when you're in a "big city" like Saskatoon and their traffic is "just awful, you wouldn't believe it".
    49.You know how many cords of wood it will take to get through the winter.
    50.You carry a roll of toilet paper in the glove box in case you have to stop and go by the road.
    51.You know someone who's shot themselves accidentally.
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    I don't know what that is above me about Canadians....


    As for ROPS....On a Z they really aren't needed. ZTR's have been around for close to 20 years without them. Nuff said.

    If anything sticks out from my mower more than my seat (higher or wider than it) it will cause an interference problem for me. I duck under branches on a daily basis that brush the top of my seat. Even with the foldable ROPS, they're still entirely too high.

    Even with the ROPS bar folded down on the newer Lazers, the overall height is still 6.1" higher than my older LC Lazer! They're 9.3" higher than an pre-ROPS air cooled Lazer!!!

    And with the ROPS folded back, the overall length increases 8.5"!!!

    Anyone weigh these ROPS bars when they remove them? The one off my old JD F-935 was pretty heavy!
  9. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    LOL! That's pretty funny!

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