Removing ROPS from Ferris

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, May 4, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Anyone done this before, I need to take them off, anything I should know? Just unbolt right? They dont seve as any sort of structural support for any other components right?
     
  2. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've seen this word ROPS posted several times and haven't a clue what it means. What are ROPS?
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,599

    "roll over protection system", its a big roll bar on a Z turn
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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  5. MortonLawn

    MortonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    not sure if its the same, but all i did was unbolt mine on my Toro z master, mower still works fine.
     
  6. Splashn93

    Splashn93 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
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    Just took mine off this weekend. When you take the ROPS out you really need to put another piece of square tubing back in the slot that the roll bar came out of. I took a piece of square tubing and welded caps on the ends and painted it red to match my Ferris and it looked great. If you have any questions feel free to let me know. Good luck
     
  7. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you will need something to replace the bars down where they bolt in. I took mine off it runs better without them.
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    hmm, thanks. i wonder what Ill put back in there... not sure.
     
  9. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :rolleyes::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
    Is it really worth getting caught under the mower? Put them at the 45 degree angle and go to work. (SAFELY)
     
  10. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dont you think you should keep them on there.
     

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