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ROPS bar for JD ztr's???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pecker, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    In leiu of the post on here about the lco (by the way, what does "lco" stand for? - I know I should know that but. . .) getting killed in a rollover and becaues I have considered it before.

    Anyhow, I have a 757 and asked my Deere dealer if Deere makes one for the 757 and how it would cost to install. To my surprise, his books indicated that Deere doesn't even make one. Is this true??? I can't imagine this with all the liability - it's a wonder it doesn't come standard with this (although it would only rasie the price), like some of the other brands (certain models at least). Not that it would have saved that guy's life, but it might have. And although I don't mow anything very steep, I'm not the only fool who rides my machine and would like to install one, for just in case.

    Does anyone know if Deere does indeed make one and what I might expect to pay for this option? Also, I don't know that I'd do it if it doesn't fold in half like the ones on some tractors for going under low limbs and such. Thanks in advance.

    J D CRUSTA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Go to www.femcomfg.com. You will also have to be sure and install a new seat with a seat belt. No seat belt without a rops allows you to TRY and jump away in an accident. WITH a rops you're supposed to hang upside down from your seat within the confines of the roll bar.
    What part of Louisiana are you from? I am originally from Metairie.

    J D CRUSTA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Heres a pic of their rops at their website on the "John Deere products" page

  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Not bad, but forget mowing around any trees when you have one. Even the newer folding type still don't fold low or narrow enough for my liking. I snake under and around many trees that their limbs scrape the top of my seat! :eek:

    Would hate to have to trim a 4' circle around trees just to be safe in rare, extreme conditions.
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    The heck With the trees, What about your TAN!
    oh i hear ferris has this now the rops.
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    I couldn't mow with that thing on my 757. I have too many trees with low branches that thing would just make too much trimming. Although, it looks like a nice, well designed rollbar/canopy. I guess I'll just take my chances, knock on wood.:)
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    In the near future, they will ALL have ROPS on them as standard equipment, as it is being made manditory through either OSHA or ANSI standards (ANSI, I believe). This will not affect those models made prior to, that have no ROPS. Oh yeah, for the question,- lco stands for Lawn Care Operation.;)
  8. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Thanks to all for the input. JD, thanks for the pic. Could you be more specific on where you found that pic please, I can't seem to find it. The whole cover and all looks like a bit of overkill for what I had in mind but it looks like it might be an addition to the bar itself, which is what I need. Thanks again.
  9. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    The 2004 toros all have rops on them.Dont no about JD
  10. J D CRUSTA

    J D CRUSTA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    ------, click on the "john deere products" button on the homepage of the website that I listed.

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