Removing Rops

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by FIVE-0LAWNS, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. FIVE-0LAWNS

    FIVE-0LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    HOW DO YOU ALL FEEL ABOUT REMOVING ROPS FROM A TORO Z MOWER?:drinkup:
     
  2. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    Why would you want to? Safety first!
     
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Maybe fold them down. If you have low trees or obstacles up high, you may have to take them off. I would keep them in the trailer incase ne property may need it on there. JMO
     
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Maybe fold them down. If you have low trees or obstacles up high, you may have to take them off. I would keep them in the trailer incase ne property may need it on there. JMO
     
  5. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    in my province its law you equip any moving machinery with a rops canopy or its a fine so check with your local laws it might save you a couple bucks.

    other than that a seat belt and canopy are your 2 best friends.
     
  6. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    I flipped over a demo ZTR with Rops on there by catching a low limb. IMO I think ROPS on a ZTR is useless, they are almost impossible to flip over and the rops is more dangerous being on there
     
  7. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Yeah, i removed mine, its pretty much useless and kinda looks gay
     
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    i have never seen a Z in real life with ROPS except at my dealer
     
  9. Tn Lawn Man

    Tn Lawn Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    I almost flipped my Z with the ROPS on as well. I caught it on a guide wire for a phone poll. One second I am mowing just fine and the next I am staring at the sky with the front end of the mower sticking straight up in the air.

    Scared me to death.

    DEATH TO ROPS!!!!!
     
  10. FIVE-0LAWNS

    FIVE-0LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    THANKS GUYS. I JUST GOT THE Z AND HAVE BEEN MOWING FOR A WEEK. I HAVE ALMOST BACK FLIPPED THE Z THREE TIMES BECAUSE OF THE ROPS. I GOT IT STUCK ON TWO TREE LIMBS AND A CLOSE LINE. I THINK ROPS IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN HELPFUL. I'M TAKING IT OFF.:drinkup:
     

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