I bought my 2018 1025r the other day. Historically using my father's 2015 I hated folding the ROPS down to get in the garage. Having shorter (but functional) ROPS was a priority. Additionally, I really like the older style Curtis Cab. I think the one for the 2018+ is a bit funky looking. For these two reasons, I brought my father's top section of his ROPS over to my house and mounted them to my machine. I then measured how short they'd need to be and transferred that measurement to the upper section. I then ran a piece of tape across and got on and off the backhoe several times to see if my head would hit. Once I got it where I wanted it, I brought both tops sections to my buddy who owns a local metal fabrication shop. He had his water jet cut brackets identical to the older style, which were then welded to mine after cutting them off my section. The result is straight ROPS which clear a 7' garage door while looking factory. I looked at how other people did this and I didn't like how it looked non factory so I thought I'd share how we did mine. If anyone is in the area I'm happy to connect you with the shop.
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