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    Wanting to add a Roof canopy to JD 2305

    I am wanting to add a roof canopy to my JD 2305 tractor.
    My research did show some roof canopy's that will attach to the rop bar of this tractor. I was wondering if anybody has seen or purchased a roof canopy for there JD 2305, that has a full support frame under the canopy? Reason for wanting a full frame is to attach a led light bar to the underside of the roof canopy frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildfox View Post
    I am wanting to add a roof canopy to my JD 2305 tractor.
    My research did show some roof canopy's that will attach to the rop bar of this tractor. I was wondering if anybody has seen or purchased a roof canopy for there JD 2305, that has a full support frame under the canopy? Reason for wanting a full frame is to attach a led light bar to the underside of the roof canopy frame.
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    When I was living in NY I always wanted to ad a canopy to my 855. Eventually I decided against it. I was told by several people including a JD salesman, that in cold & windy areas they could be a problem in the winter causing a higher air speed under the canopy. And in the summer on very hot days with no wind, exhaust fumes can be drawn in & cause health issues with breathing in excessive exhaust.

    Having said that, I would imagine it all depends on the tractor model to a large extent & the hood design. I have zero proof on any of the stuff I've been told. But because of the negative advice I got & the high cost of a canopy, I never got one. I know this is not answering your question. I'm just passing on what was told to me.
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    You have raised two points that I have not considered. In my case, I do not think either concern would be a problem. On this tractor, JD 2305, The exhaust is discharged low. But also, don't want to leave this Earth early.
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    There was quite a few threads years ago about these for 1-series tractors, see if this search link works-if not type in "canopy" in the Google search box on the upper right of the page.

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...=1328j368206j6
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    Thanks Ken,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog View Post
    When I was living in NY I always wanted to ad a canopy to my 855. Eventually I decided against it. I was told by several people including a JD salesman, that in cold & windy areas they could be a problem in the winter causing a higher air speed under the canopy. And in the summer on very hot days with no wind, exhaust fumes can be drawn in & cause health issues with breathing in excessive exhaust.
    Back when I was employed by a JD dealer I drove many JD tractors with ROP & canopy. I agree in wintertime the canopy adds to wind chill but I don't remember any exhaust fume problems IF muffler pipe extended above canopy.
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    I recently added a canopy to the 3320. Something that I had thought about for a while. Well, just after our first snowstorm of the season I was out scraping the driveway clean after snow blowing it with the 2320. It started sleeting. Although I just needed to make a few passes it was nice having a bit of weather protection from the freezing rain.

    Here's a photo of the 3320 just after I added the canopy but before the winter changeover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superglidesport View Post
    I recently added a canopy to the 3320. Something that I had thought about for a while. Well, just after our first snowstorm of the season I was out scraping the driveway clean after snow blowing it with the 2320. It started sleeting. Although I just needed to make a few passes it was nice having a bit of weather protection from the freezing rain.

    Here's a photo of the 3320 just after I added the canopy but before the winter changeover.

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    I see you are avoiding the ROPS into the door issue. It looks like you have plenty of clearance. Good move!

    I've looked at a canopy several times but since I trailer my 790 quite a bit, it would have to be removable. It spends a fair amount of time in the woods as well, again requiring removing. So far, I haven't bit the bullet on it. Since I just got my chains, any other mods might have to wait.

    In your part of the world I would look at some sort of wind break. Between that and the canopy, life would be much better in nasty weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    I see you are avoiding the ROPS into the door issue. It looks like you have plenty of clearance. Good move!

    I've looked at a canopy several times but since I trailer my 790 quite a bit, it would have to be removable. It spends a fair amount of time in the woods as well, again requiring removing. So far, I haven't bit the bullet on it. Since I just got my chains, any other mods might have to wait.

    In your part of the world I would look at some sort of wind break. Between that and the canopy, life would be much better in nasty weather.

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    This particular canopy is a John Deere item. It's got a rigid frame with heavy ROPS mounting brackets. I'd estimate it at ~ 80-90 Lbs. This is not something that you're going to easily R&R on a whim.

    Installation took three adults to move and hold into position just to get the u-bolts started. Once I had the bolts in place I used a couple of 2x's to hold the front at the correct angle and tightened it up.

    My 2320 with cab is used for the majority of snow removal. I use the 3320 with blade for scraping the driveway clean (hill) after snowblowing and also some dirt work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    I see you are avoiding the ROPS into the door issue. It looks like you have plenty of clearance. Good move!

    I've looked at a canopy several times but since I trailer my 790 quite a bit, it would have to be removable. It spends a fair amount of time in the woods as well, again requiring removing. So far, I haven't bit the bullet on it. Since I just got my chains, any other mods might have to wait.

    In your part of the world I would look at some sort of wind break. Between that and the canopy, life would be much better in nasty weather.

    Treefarmer
    Why? I have canopies on both of my utility tractors and where the ranch is, very common to have 80MPH winds. Trailer when needed, with the tractors loaded both forward and backwards and have had ZERO problems. If there is a problem, then most likely it is a canopy that you really wouldn't want anyway.
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