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Rops

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lawnandplow42, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    Can you take off or fold down the ROPS bar on the new scags?
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    took ours off
     
  3. shortgut

    shortgut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    The one on our Turf Tiger does not fold down but looks like you can unbolt it Been tossing around the idea of putting a canopy on the mower but have not made up mind yet guess I am waiting to se if we get any rain or not if we do not it will be a short season for sure
     
  4. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    why did you take yours off? j/w, thats probably what i'd do when i buy a new one.
     
  5. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    ROPS sucks it catches low tree branches and wants to take you backwards.
     
  6. scottishmaximus

    scottishmaximus LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 286

    I agree ROPS is a PITA and, I believe, makes the equipment more dangerous.
     
  7. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    I took mine off.
     
  8. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    Does it void the warranty if you take them off?
     
  9. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    left mine on the new z master we just got. I mow alot of steep slopes tho. Stays up on slopes and down around trees. I really wish it was hinged lower though. Lower than my head when folded but can still snag a branch that can come back at you and whack you in the head. If mine was unfoldable like scag I would yank it tho.
     
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    I just took my machine in for clutch work under warranty. The did the work and asked about the ROPS. I told them I took down too many trees and damaged too many swingsets. He said, "Thats fine, just as long as you did it and not me". You will not win a law suit against a manufacture if you take it down & you get killed on the mower.
     

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