Yesterday's Tractor Co. Affordable Parts, Just in Time
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
Show Parts for Model:

DIY ROPs, with plans.

Author  [Modern View]
kylemorley

10-22-2012 10:56:24
96.61.81.253



Report to Moderator

The subject of DIY ROPs comes up regularly, and when it does someone always will point out that you can't DIY a ROPs, and that if you did, you could be in worse trouble with your insurance company in the event of an accident than it you didn't have one at all.

So I was amused to stumble across some professionally engineered plans for one from the US gov CD. Apparently when ROPs first started catching on some of the extension and gov agencies were hard at work on trying to come up with a cheap and cost effective versions for old tractors, before the spoilsports started screaming LIABILITY!

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/aginjury/crops/

All bolted, no welds. Klutzy but about the only way you could get around the varying quality of "farmer" welds. But even if someone wanted to weld one it's a useful source of info on what size steel to use, as one assumes they did all the calculations rather than going buy guess and ROT.

Don't thing I'd make one. My state has a 70% subsidy to promote ROPS; the end cost to me would be about the same as the steel would cost for a DIY version.

[Reply]   [No Email]
oldtanker

10-23-2012 06:45:34
66.228.255.239



Report to Moderator
 Re: DIY ROPs, with plans. in reply to kylemorley, 10-22-2012 10:56:24  
The fact that 1. It's put out by an agency of the federal government 2. list standards for the grade of the steel and hardware should make you OK with your insurance company an would put some of the liability on OSHA and CDC.

Also if you read the page these plans can be used by a company to produce for sale these ROPS.

I may have to think about this for the 8N that I do my bush hogging with.

Rick

[Reply]  [No Email]
Jack L

10-22-2012 18:36:46
74.79.218.102



Report to Moderator
 Re: DIY ROPs, with plans. in reply to kylemorley, 10-22-2012 10:56:24  
Are you in New York State? NY state has a rebate program that reimbursed me about $480 on a $700 purchase.

Jack



[Reply]  [No Email]
kylemorley

10-23-2012 06:26:00
96.61.81.253



Report to Moderator
 Re: DIY ROPs, with plans. in reply to Jack L, 10-22-2012 18:36:46  
NH, but we seem to be in the same program as NY and VT.

Which ROPS did you get? Are you happy with it?

Foldable ones seem like a useful feature in the woods, but a lot more $, just about double.



[Reply]  [No Email]
Jack L

10-23-2012 19:12:51
74.79.218.102



Report to Moderator
 Re: DIY ROPs, with plans. in reply to kylemorley, 10-23-2012 06:26:00  
I bought one from this site and I think it was manufactured in Austraila. It"s a one piece and only problem I have is hitting tree branches when I"m in the woods. Looks like this:

Photobucket

[Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Return to Forum]   [Add a Reply]

Hop to:
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters