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#1 jerseyhawg / glenn ONLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 09:40 PM

Ok. I will be facing another winter with no cab protection. The only cabs I have seen are the original cab co. Model for the wheel horse which is my snow machine. They are nice cabs BUT for vinyl. Plastic and if you order the optional glass windshield and hand operated wiper it's over a thousand bucks.

Who's got what cab protection on their machines? Let's see what's out there. Here's my rig..no cab..suggestions?
I might call my cab "the invisible cab" lol

Glenn



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Posted November 25, 2014 - 09:44 PM

Nice Wheel Horse!


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Posted November 25, 2014 - 10:21 PM

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 07:21 AM

Those original cabs look pretty good and I was considering one for my JD2320 compact tractor. I don't think they are much more expensive for the 2320 than for your WH. The smaller sizes are not as good a value which makes some sense because there is a lot of labour cost involved regardless of size. You could always try to build your own but it's too late to do that for this year. Nice WH by the way!


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 07:38 AM

Those original cabs look pretty good and I was considering one for my JD2320 compact tractor. I don't think they are much more expensive for the 2320 than for your WH. The smaller sizes are not as good a value which makes some sense because there is a lot of labour cost involved regardless of size. You could always try to build your own but it's too late to do that for this year. Nice WH by the way!

 

I don't know about that. If some one really, really wants to get out of the weather, there are ways

to do it in a hurry. May not be pretty, and may turn some heads, but if some ones heart is really

in to it, one could convert one of these into a functional enclosure on a Sat. afternoon.

 

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And the nice thing is, that they can be found in different colours. :D

 

 


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Nice pony Glenn


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 01:52 PM

I don't know about that. If some one really, really wants to get out of the weather, there are ways
to do it in a hurry. May not be pretty, and may turn some heads, but if some ones heart is really
in to it, one could convert one of these into a functional enclosure on a Sat. afternoon.
 
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And the nice thing is, that they can be found in different colours. :D


Will, can't tell you how many times I've thought of this along with oil tanks, water storage tanks, etc. That's too funny.
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Posted November 26, 2014 - 10:25 PM

Just picked this cub cadet cab up for a 2182 super and haven't had a chance to put it on yet but seems to be well built and solid. DSCN0997resize.jpg DSCN0998resize.jpg DSCN1000resize.jpg DSCN1001resize.jpg DSCN1002resize.jpg DSCN1010resize.jpg Came with electric wiper and lights front and rear.   


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 01:43 AM

PGH,,,,yes sir. That cab looks to meet the well built criteria. Thanks for posting that.

Glenn
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Posted November 27, 2014 - 07:02 AM

When I had a JD 212 that I used for snowthrowing duties, I found a cheap cab close by on CL. Advertised as for being for the 200 series, it was actually for the JD 316(Onan) and 318's. Built by a company named Hinson.

 

When I got it:

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I decided to not butcher it to make it fit. I thought it would be better if it was saved, and used on the models it was intended for. After a paint job, new headliner, a new domelight, a replacement blade for the electric wiper, and new windows:

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After I sold it, at it's new home:

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I did make a pretty penny off the deal.   :D That cab was different, in that it did not have a hinged front window for engine access. It was pinned at the rear support, which is the black bracket with the reflective tape on it in Pic #2. The two black tubs bolt through the footrests, and acted as the front supports and had latches to hold the cab tight. Just unlatch the cab from the support tubs, and go around back and pull the cab back. In the second pic, you can see a metal rod (black) on the right side of the cab. That was a prop rod to support the cab. It is yellow in the last pic.

 

New member hint: hover over the pic with your mouse and click it, it enlarges the pictures.

 

Here's a pic of someone else's cab, same concept, with it tilted back.

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Posted November 27, 2014 - 07:18 AM

Scott, that Hinson cab is a really nice outfit. Too bad it didn't fit your tractor. The opening window for access business is a good source of leaks. THe rear hinge would probably end up as a tighter, drier cab. 


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 07:35 AM

Glen, with that huge seat compared to the small fenderpan, getting a cab to fit will be tough.


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 07:36 AM

Glen, with that huge seat compared to the small fenderpan, getting a cab to fit will be tough.


Not if he uses Will ' s idea:)
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Posted November 27, 2014 - 08:26 AM

Now there's a category for a magazine  :    an idea forum .


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Thanks guys, thats whats nice about discussions on things. "IDEAS" are born.
I dont have one yet. Lol, but sooner or later.

Glenn




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