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#1 psheremeta OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 07:42 PM

BolensTractor1.jpg Note: photos are before painting.
I just repainted a 1455. When installing the cozy cab, (made of steel and glass), with a neighbor, the tracter hood got scratched. I am 6'2" and my neighbor is short and balancing the cozy cab was tricky. I do not own a gantry and commercial gantries are not cost effective.
Does anyone have a similar cozy cab and subsequently devised an easier installation method? If not, can someone suggest a better installation method?

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 07:50 PM

We need PICS on this one???????????????

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Photos added.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 06:06 AM

Sorry I cant help you with this one....

Hopefully one of the largeframe Bolens guys will come along shortly with some mounting suggestions.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 08:04 AM

Very nice looking cab. This may sound very backwoods-ish, but do you have a tree with a branch stout enough to support a small chainfalls and the cab?

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 12:41 PM

To mount mine, I use a block and tackle from the ceiling joists in the garage, with nylon tow straps through the upper part of the cab (with the doors off).
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Posted November 17, 2011 - 06:01 AM

Thanks everyone. When I find my block an tackle I should be all set. Also, I plan to make a hood cover to avoid another mishap. :smile1:

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 12:53 PM

With mine, I open the hood first to avoid hitting it with the cab. Get the cab settled & close the hood.

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 02:46 PM

looks great 2 me. i need 2 build or find one for repairing. buying new just doesnt have my touch....lol. great job!!

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 01:51 PM

I have my hard (all steel) cab installed on my HT18. And scratching the paint is parts of installing these heavy bulky cabs. My dash got a few more scratches then the hood.

My best advice would be to remove the hood and dash when installing the cab.




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