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Anyone have a fabric sunshade on their tractor?  Good, bad?  Surely they’re quieter than a metal canopy?  I see them as unbrellas and mounted to the fenders on each side with a shade covering the entire seat area between.  The pic is of a Femco shade from Gemplers.  Anyone use this style?

Wonder if IH also offered an IH logo’d fabric sunshade?  Anyone use one, pics?

BTW - a little more sun every day now that we are past Dec 21st...

School me on IH tractors and fabric sunshades.

Thanks!

 

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I have a real nice one laying in the barn I should use. I refuse to drill holes in the fender which is how they should be to not flop all around. I had it mounted on my 1210 David Brown Year’s ago. I never liked how they still want to flop side to side. Kinda makes me feel like a dork riding around. I don’t fault anyone for using them to keep the sun off them. I prefer to use metal canopy. Fill the tubes with sand and do whatever to make them quieter. Sorry no help on what they came with originally. 

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I’ve got an IH fabric umbrella. Don’t have any pics but it is red with a large black IH logo on it. Never been used and belonged to my Great Grandfather. I think it is from the 1950’s

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I use one on my 656 it looks like the others only white. Only use it in the hay field but it does what it's supposed to. 

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Took some pics. 55” square. Corners are brass ferrules with leather backing. Underside has tie downs. 

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Sledgehammer

One word .........................................AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Remember Dad had a couple like that on the M and MTA.  Had to watch windy days and fold it down or take it off or it would turn wrong side out like a regular umbrella.

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Tell from my perspective I’ll take any shade I can from the 🌞 sun. Or rain I would get a quality canvas or something equivalent. 

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3 hours ago, red2thebone sr said:

Sledgehammer

One word .........................................AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Remember Dad had a couple like that on the M and MTA.  Had to watch windy days and fold it down or take it off or it would turn wrong side out like a regular umbrella.

I’ve never seen anything that looked like the rest of the frame anywhere. He purchased a Farmall 350 new in 57’ and I wonder if it possibly came with that?  I would like to know myself but there is no one left that would know. He was a no frills guy that didn’t spend money on extras. The tractor (I own it now) has T/A and PS but no 2pt. 

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You need to use what is called, Sunbrella fabric. It is used in the sun for marine use. Tough, light weight and water proof.

Take the one you have to a local upholstery shop and they can sew this up for you.

Then take it to local T-Shirt shop and they will screen print any design you want.

A special one, just for you.

Some dealers had these printed with their names on it. Unsure if they gave them away or reduced the price. Advertising

 

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The cloth ones have been very popular for many years.  We ran one on a Ford 8N in 52.

BUT my  choice is a 14 Gauge steel  sheet mounted on sturdy steel tube bolted securely to the tractor frame.  Can't be call a ROPS because it is not certified.

Actually a heavy metal cover is not loud because it does no vibrate as sheet metal does. Our cover is painted with bedliner material so it does not re-radiate much heat.

Another good quality is an occasional tree limb or low hanging anything is not an issue.

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We have the aforementioned buggy style on our 856... sure makes it nice mowing hay in the hot summer sun. Comes off in a matter of minutes.

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