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  • #31059
    Scott Neff
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    I still have not been able to bring my new Dozer home yet due to space to house this thing. I would like to know if anyone has shortened  the Cage,Like cutting it down a few inches. I lack about 4-5″ of height in my pole barn. Is this doable  ?

    I dont want to leave it out in the elements. Any idea's ?

    Scott

    04 Nortrac NB3500C

  • #37947
    Bob Rooks
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    Yes, it's doable, but consider:

    1) Any ROPS certification will be lost unless you are a certified welder.

    2) Are you short in stature? wink

    3) The sweeps will also have to be shortened.

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

  • #37952
    Scott Neff
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    Thanks Bob

    I'am 5'10″  . i believe i can make it happen. I was a Cert. pipe Welder , Not current now.

    Yes, i see that the sweeps will need to be shortened also.

    Thanks Again

    Scott

  • #37953
    Bob Rooks
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    Don't know what I was thinking. To shorten the ROPS all you need to do is cut off the amount you need from the ends of the four stanchions and drill new holes for the pins.

    Transfer hole locations before you cut. Wouldn't that be easier?

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

  • #37973

    Tontosgold
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    My rops has two pin holes on each post to set the height. I dropped it down so the ends were sitting on the deck. Wouldn’t want it any lower – and I’m a short guy.

    Dozer YCT306S shuttle shift - root rake, tree-pusher, backhoe
    Excavator Hyundai 17 ton

    QLD, Australia

    • #45514

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      Hello again. Just complemented the little dozer with a full scrub canopy out of 1/2″ weave mining screen mesh. I feel confidently indestructable now. Next to complete is the root rake and then I’ll start the track guards. Nice work on the updated site Hal. Many thanks.

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      Dozer YCT306S shuttle shift - root rake, tree-pusher, backhoe
      Excavator Hyundai 17 ton

      QLD, Australia

  • #45518
    CTOA
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    Nice work on the canopy, I would feel safe with that protection around me!

    CTOA - Founder

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