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Roll Bars

Postby ratchet2764 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:42 am

Is there a Farmall rollbar for a 1949 cub? I'm just trying to get this thing going, hasn't started yet, but my brother won't let me run it until I get a rollbar!

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby Barnyard » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:36 pm

There was never a roll bar made for the Cub.
There are two ways to get enough Cubs. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby ratchet2764 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:18 am

Barnyard wrote:There was never a roll bar made for the Cub.


Is there a place that custom fits roll bars onto tractors that never were made with them?

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby ricky racer » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:44 am

I'm sure a local fab shop could make you something that would work.
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Re: Roll Bars

Postby Super A » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:34 pm

The very last 140s were available with an IH ROPS, but from the pics I have seen it tied up a lot of the implement mounting holes on the frame. It would be too big for a Cub anyway. There's more to a ROPS than just welding some stuff together into a U shape. Chances are if you built a roll bar for the Cub and actually ever had a rollover, the tractor would break in several places which could be worse for the operator than just jumping if it starts to roll. Best bet is to use care and caution in how you operate it and if you must have a roll bar, buy a modern tractor that has one designed into it.

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:54 pm

Al's comments are exactly what I was thinking.

(I rarely post a "me too". But in this case it is important.)

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:04 am

I hate to say it but I have experienced roll over on my cub. Be very careful on any side hill and keep the left side of tractor on the up hill side.
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Re: Roll Bars

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:32 am

I try to remember everything Rick Prentice says since he is one of the best when it comes to safety and fab work. I knew this was out there so, with quick use of the search engine I found it. The following is from a post eight years ago. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30220&p=239094&hilit=rops#p239094
There are two ways to get enough Cubs. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby ratchet2764 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:36 am

Thanks Gentlemen!!

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby leerenovations » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:33 pm

Quick and easy , if it feels unsafe then it probably is.
Tractors are like watermelons: the RED is good and you throw away the GREEN.

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:00 am

leerenovations wrote:Quick and easy , if it feels unsafe then it probably is.
And if you need a pry bar to get loose from the seat cushion you know you were pushing it too far.
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem!!!

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby CharlieK » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:57 am

ROPS don't do much for you unless you are strapped in w/seatbelt :tractor:
get er done; life is good

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Re: Roll Bars

Postby leerenovations » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:12 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:
leerenovations wrote:Quick and easy , if it feels unsafe then it probably is.
And if you need a pry bar to get loose from the seat cushion you know you were pushing it too far.



Im pretty sure I have a few tractor and car seats still up in there from accidents back in my younger days.
Tractors are like watermelons: the RED is good and you throw away the GREEN.


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