Someone else on GTT fabed that up already using a linear actuator. (operates on a switch, not a proximity sensor though - That could be bad if operating inside the "area" and ROPS folds down when it's needed.... )That's genius! Pair it with some sort of proximity sensor so it knows when you are getting close to the barn and it lowers.... quick, patent that idea and then let the dollars roll in!
Or left it the way it was before it got “redesigned”.I should have had the ROPS up. I always wear my seatbelt.
The ROPS is a pain in the ass, especially with a bad shoulder. On the left side I actually rest it on my head to get the pin it. Right side I can manage. And my tractor won't fit in my shed with it up. But yes, it should have been up.
Why doesn't somebody invent a hydraulic ROPS actuator?
Ballast box is full of 3/4 stone topped by two 50 lb. bags of concrete. Tires are not loaded and I keep them at 20 lbs. Back in the day we had a small fleet of trucks and my father was a fanatic about maintaining tire pressure, and it's carried over to me. But of course fuel economy and tread life really aren't a factor for the mileage we put on a tractor.
Yes. Short trip, maybe 100 feet from the fill pile to the dump site. Fill pile in field, down paved driveway onto grass then to work site.My ballast box when I got it was full of gravel. I found this is not near dense enough and raises the center of gravity. I cleaned it all out, and filled with lead on the bottom and steel on top of that. Now it is only 2/3rds full but weighs a LOT more lowering the center of gravity.
You mentioned the 4WD fighting you. Were you on pavement?
Here's the ebay link:I upgraded my 4WD lever to one the comes up along the side of the seat. Makes it easy to grab without bending over in the seat.