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    ROPS (Top Half): how do remove the attaching pins

    I am trying to remove the top half of my ROPS so I can add some things and easier for me to work on ground (paraplegic), but the pins appear to be pressed in.

    Does any have a homemade devise for removing them?

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    Use a flat punch and drive them out. Be careful not to mushroom end. Make sure you have the rops secure so it doesn't fall when you drive them out. An extra set of strong hands would help!!!
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    Thanks.

    I tried that but these things a really tight, and I did not want mess up the ROPS but banging on it that hard, but thinking about it I'm sure it tougher than I think.

    Also, the pins have horizontal grooves in them, I assume that is so they will not rotate, wonder why they didn't want that to happen?
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    Make sure you have removed the snap rings and good solid pop with a hammer and the pins should come right out.
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    If you've removed the snap-rings and they still won't budge, perhaps you can borrow a control arm bushing press from one of the local auto parts stores. Most will let you borrow for free. Something like this should gently press the pin right out.

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    You didn't say what model/year your tractor was. Assuming you have the newer style forward-canted ROPS, below is the parts illustration showing the snap ring.

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    Crap!!

    JD 1023E 2016, ROPS that leans to the rear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    If you've removed the snap-rings and they still won't budge, perhaps you can borrow a control arm bushing press from one of the local auto parts stores. Most will let you borrow for free. Something like this should gently press the pin right out.

    That what I need right there.

    I called AutoZone yesterday but used wrong terminology so they couldn't understand what I needed, and if they still don't I have a picture...

    Tried using a 6" C-clamp, and a larger socket (free space for pin to move into) but it started spreading apart so stopped before I broke...
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    Well, Auto Zone doesn't have them, Advance Auto does but there is broken!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itr674 View Post
    Crap!!

    JD 1023E 2016, ROPS that leans to the rear.


    Former aircraft mechanic (A37B, A10A, KC10 and KC135R), but let a tree fall on me 18 years ago.
    Thanks. Those still have the same snap ring.

    You've obviously turned a wrench or two. :-)
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