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    Folding ROPS useablility

    I went to fold the ROPS on my new 2520 last night and had to use a hammer and punch to get the pins out. Once out, I noticed some generous misalignment between one set of the holes. The pin on one side slid right back in, but the other wasn't even close. I had to use a 3lb sledge and a block of wood to get it back in.

    Is it just me or is this not optimum? Does your ROPS function the same way? I envisioned this being a tool free operation.

    On a side note, I was also a little dismayed to notice that with the 46 backhoe mounted, the ROPS won't quite fold down far enough to put the pins in the down position. The roll bar hits the backhoe frame a mere few degrees before the pins could go in. Grrr.
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    Our 4110 is the same way. When folded, only one pin will go in. I am pretty shure that the I-match hits the bar when its folded and the threee point is all the way up...

    Maybe they are that way so they do not rattle?



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    I guess I will consider myself lucky. Mine is just right, snug. I have heard of others having this issue. Some have reamed the holes for a less forceful fit. I wonder if you could shim the support bases to get alignment. It probably wouldn't take much of a shim to get alignment. Just a thought.
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    The ROPS on my 4110 fits perfectly as well. I even added large O-Rings to keep the pins from rattling.
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    Part of a proper setup and pre-delivery from your dealer is to ensure ROPS function and fit. For the sake of argument, we will assume this has been done. Is it possible that your ROPS have been "bumped" or bent during use?:grin:
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    Fair question Kevin. No, it's got about 3.5 hours on the clock at most and hasn't touched anything. When the machine was first delivered, I pulled the spring clips and tugged on the pins by hand. They didn't move at the time but I was focussed on other things and figured they might just be corroded in place a bit.

    Randy, I was thinking of loosening all of the ROPS screws/nuts and letting it settle to see if it corrects itself but I'm not getting involved with shims on a brand new machine.

    Looks like it's probably another issue to raise with the dealer...
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    Agreed. I would call your dealer and tell him your problem. He should respond by sending a tech to assess the situation and makes repairs. He may ask that you bring the tractor in for service, as warranty does not cover travel time. However this sounds like an oversight in dealer setup not a warranty issue. Don't let him con you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ensoll View Post
    Fair question Kevin. No, it's got about 3.5 hours on the clock at most and hasn't touched anything. When the machine was first delivered, I pulled the spring clips and tugged on the pins by hand. They didn't move at the time but I was focussed on other things and figured they might just be corroded in place a bit.

    Randy, I was thinking of loosening all of the ROPS screws/nuts and letting it settle to see if it corrects itself but I'm not getting involved with shims on a brand new machine.

    Looks like it's probably another issue to raise with the dealer...
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    Let me guess. If your standing at the back of the tractor facing forward it was the right side ROPS pin??
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedonDeere View Post
    Chris,

    Let me guess. If your standing at the back of the tractor facing forward it was the right side ROPS pin??
    My 2320 has the same thing, Chris; and yes, RaisedonDeere, it is on the right side...I'm just going to ream mine out slightly as it very nearly fits the way it is.

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    Kevin, I agree on all points. This is definitely dealer setup because if it was a factory defect a) it would have been found during inspection and/or b) the tech setting it up should have found the problem and taken action to correct it before delivery.

    This ROPS problem is just one of several minor issues I'm having. In this case, I wanted to take a poll whether it is normal or not before adding this one to the pile.

    RaisedOnDeere, I wish I could deem you a whimsical fortune teller, but unfortunately the bad side appears to be on the left side of the tractor. I wonder what made you guess it was on a certain side.
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