OK, So I have decided to bite the bullet and build a cab for my Kubota L2000.
I have been wanting to build a cab for 3 years now and they are saying that this is going to be a cold/wet winter, so this sounds like a good year to have a cab. Anyway, this cab is going to be harder to build because this tractor is old enough, it doesn't have a operators platform, so I'm going to half to do a lot more work to completely enclose this cab.
I got the tractor hauled over to my neighbors/friends shed today, I got the fenders pulled and I thought while I was in there, I would go ahead and tighten the brake linkages so the pedals don't push so far (they push about 4" more then they should). I successfully broke (twisted off) both brake linkages, so now I have that to deal with, but anyway, back to the cab.
I am going to build this out of misc scrap laying around, I don't have the money to spend on metal. I have a ROPS unit off of a large hustler mower, I also have a smaller ROPS unit off of a smaller hustler mower (not pictured) and I have some box steel. I also have some misc angle iron laying around that I can use if needed. I have a door (with working handle) off of a old Gleaner "A" combine, but I think the door is going to be to narrow at the top, to wide at the bottom and it might be to short (only 50" tall) If it wont work then I will just build my own door.
It's going to have one door, all the windows will open (including windshield) and be removable. The back window will open far enough to reach through to adjust the top link.
My biggest issues right now is building the cab around the power steering valve that I put on it and the 3-pt lift arms darn near hit the back of the seat.
On Saturday, I'm starting on a loader brace that goes from the belly of the tractor to the rear end, this will also sever as a mount for the backhoe and it will also be the start of a floor for the cab.
Edited by BTS, September 18, 2015 - 10:28 PM.