John Deere Forward Leaning ROPS (7) Mounting Options
OPTION #1 OUR NEW MODEL E -JD\FS
Will be available for delivery after Christmas.
THIS MODEL IS DESIGNED TO ONLY MOUNT ABOVE THE ROPS HINGE WITH THE CANOPY SHELL IN FRONT OF THE ROPS see photos
PLEASE NOTE: I have just been advised that the ROPS legs on the newer 2025r are 2 3/8" Square. OUR
U BOLTS WILL NOT WORK! We now offer a solution. We have special brackets and U bolts to fit. YOU HAVE TO REQUEST THEM AT ORDER TIME!
These are our new special struts MODEL E JD \ FS mounted in bracket position MODE A that are available now. They will be the ones you want if you wish to mount the canopy shell on the front side of the ROPS above the hinge and be adjustable up and down. Or you can mount it on top of the folded back position. see option #4 below.
Model E JD F\S Rhinohide Canopy
Why would I want a Rhinohide canopy on my John Deere? Short answer it is the toughest most universally fundamental canopy that will attach to “ANY” known John Deere Tractor or mower ROPS. For example there are 7 different positions it can mount to on the severe forward sloping ROPS like the new 1025r & if you don’t like one way you can change it to another. A lot of users leave their ROPS folded down because they have a door clearance issue & they don’t want to be constantly messing with putting it up & down. With our Model E Easy ON/Off you can remove & reinstall in less than a minute with no tools. Which is also very convenient for when you have to work around “large” tree limbs. Rhinohide’s super tough shell Will laugh at your small limbs & even move them out of your path. Why suffer in the heat when it’s so easy to ride & work in comfort!
EVERYHING BELOW ARE THE REGULAR
Model E or Model S struts.
Option #2 MODE B mounted under the hinge. Probably a good position for short operators maximum shade with the ROPS up.
It could have been raised another 3" creating aprox 36" between seat and shell bottom. A
OPTION #3 MODE C brackets putting struts over the top of the ROPS All of the other canopy brands will mount to the top of the ROPS. Provides less shade than other options.
MODE D EASY OFF model where the ROPS folds back flat. This option will allow the farthest back shell position of any.
If you have a backhoe you will remove the canopy & raise the ROPS to original position. If you have a BackHoe Kit installed then you can then install the canopy facing back for BackHoe use. Allows for easy shell removal for low opening entrance.
Radical bracket positioning.
Shorten the ROPS by cutting
NOTE: To achieve 7 foot clearance with the canopy removed Make the cut 11" above the hinge. As shown at 9 1/2" the canopy top is 7' 3" tall. Shell can be turned around for Backhoe use using the same pins. Canopy will cant upwards.
From the top of the hinge I would cut the vertical legs into 11" up. Then slide the ROPS top section down over the lower section. Using the Rhinohide brackets and U Bolts clamp the two legs together. Go ahead and install the brackets in the MODE C configuration flush with the tubing bottom. The RhinoHide U bolts will handle the ROPS double thickness. If you get this far contact me with a picture & I will send you two more U Bolts , plates with holes & nuts so that you will have four U bolts holding your ROPS .This will soon be a kit you can order. together.
You can always weld the legs together then it has to be stronger then original!
We think Your new design is going to be stronger than the original because its shorter and double legged. OK whats the downside. Your Dealer is going to throw a hissyfit when you trade it in because you altered the "sacred" factory ROPS.
Option #7 our award winning out of the box thinking solution featuring:
After review of your web page it was an easy choice to purchase your product.
Once I received it I was able to set it up in front of or on top of the ROPS.
Neither way did I like. If I put it in front of the ROPS it offered no Backhoe Shade. On top of the ROPS looked Goofy and also was just too high.
Here is What I did.
I know that cutting the canopy might make it snag on a tree branch and an angle screwed through at that point would cure that but in my case, no need. I don't believe this effected the funutionally one bit! and it won't effect the warranty. Canopy Don
YOU MIGHT AS WELL USE the CHEAPER MODEL S STANDARD BECAUSE YOU WON'T BE TAKING IT OFF even for trailering.
Actually I think this is almost bullet proof for trailering, where can it go?) You could use our standard Model S fixed model since it doesn't need to come off and save $40. and be even more secure in trailering. Canopy Don
Serves both normal and Backhoe stations very nicely. Canopy Don.
The Model S (Fixed mounting) & Model E (Easy Off/ON would both mount exactly the same.
RECAP of RhinoHide Features.
(1) Light weight and easily removable.
(2) Seven different mounting positions.
(3) FedEx ground shipable
(4) With the BackHoe Kit mountable over the backhoe or mount to another machine
(5) Lower Cost