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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chuck bow, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    How many guys have removed the rops system from the mowers ? I am getting tired of constantly folding it down for low hanging limbs on some lawns and up on others . Besides when its folded down it rattles something fierce
  2. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    I don't have a ROPS, however, my thoughts are along the same line as yours !!
  3. Andrew's Lawn Maintenance

    Andrew's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

  4. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    seems like the pins that hold it in the up postions wear and dont stay as tight as they should plus when you are on a rough lawn the set knobs loosen up also
  5. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    I leave mine up because I have to mow some pretty hairy slopes. But when I get to some of the other areas which have an abundance of cedar trees, I fold them down. I hate cedar going down the back of my neck, down my back, and into the crack of..... well you get the picture!
  6. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    I removed the ROPS on my ZD21 when I got it home.
    However, Kubota designed the 300 series so that it is almost impossible to remove the ROPS on this machine. I'd rather not have it. :usflag:
  7. David C.

    David C. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    My ROPS saved my life a couple of months ago

    Unless there are low hanging limbs to go under---mine stays up

    Lots of slopes around this part of Alabama----just not worth taking it off
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I may be crazy but I ain't terminally stupid yet. :laugh:

    I'd remove safety features on the Wb until it bites back, that should be enough to convince and it won't kill, but the Z will.
  9. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    May rethink this one then
  10. jaghr

    jaghr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    safety first

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