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Anyone have any experience with a quality two post ROPS canopy on a Wheatland or Standard tractor?  I would like one that looks factory though I doubt any were. Mostly for sun protection but also in the odd chance we turned the tractor over.  It would be excellent if the canopy looked good enough that old-timers would comment “I didn’t know IH made them for Wheatlands” or “Sure wish I had one back in the day.”  Thoughts , ideas, suggestions or criticisms?  - Jonathan 

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Wheatland fenders mount similarly as Farmall flat tops but with a front mount entrance on Farmalls the ROPS doesn’t get in the way of driver comfort.  That likely is a hindrance for rear mount which Wheatlands & Standards usually are.  I agree that the Iron Bull ROPS & canopies look first class.  Thanks, Jonathan 

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Yes a front left step was common & may have been standard equipment.  But unless it had a cab most of us climbed on from the back side - particularly if we had any seniority - LOL.  A lot like an H or M or 400 - - I’ve gotten on board from the front but only very occasionally.  Climbing up from behind by stepping on the drawbar always seemed easier.  Thanks for the ideas!

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Front climbing over the battery & dust shield was easy for me when I was a youngster but now I get tripped up almost every time!  So a two post ROPS & canopy might not work & maybe that’s why I’ve never seen one on a Wheatland.  But if it’s been done well then almost certainly a Red Power member has done so.  Thanks again for the ideas - please keep them coming.  - Jonathan 

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I have a standard 1206, and although it does not have the wheatland options like dust shields, it has the wide coverage fenders. I have a set of K&M steps on the left side and they are great. Not original, but if you're going to climb the front of one of these tractors it makes it a breeze. Also would allow your ROPS idea. Here's a picture of mine for reference. 

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Wheatlands and Standards starting with the 56s had the factory option of ROPS w/wide coverage fenders. Wide coverage fenders was even an option for Farmall versions. This setup was more likely seen in the South especially in rice growing areas. I bet it was also seen out in California rice farming. 

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20 minutes ago, Long Farms said:

Wheatlands and Standards starting with the 56s had the factory option of ROPS w/wide coverage fenders. Wide coverage fenders was even an option for Farmall versions. This setup was more likely seen in the South especially in rice growing areas. I bet it was also seen out in California rice farming. 

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Any pictures of the rear of that thing Brian??    The 2 post would have to come through the floor plate then?

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11 hours ago, Long Farms said:

Wheatlands and Standards starting with the 56s had the factory option of ROPS w/wide coverage fenders. Wide coverage fenders was even an option for Farmall versions. This setup was more likely seen in the South especially in rice growing areas. I bet it was also seen out in California rice farming. 

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Is this something you are going to save? Or just a picture of something you found?

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4 minutes ago, Farmall1066 said:

Is this something you are going to save? Or just a picture of something you found?

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The full coverage fender tractors down here always have a three point hitch so you climb up the front. They came with  big rice and cane rears,usually 23.1x34, and single ribs fronts, for steering in the mud. Two post canopies were and still are VERY POPULAR  in the south!  Thx-Ace 

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Axial flow sent me these to post. Thought they might help some of the questions.  It’s a 66 series but still shows a 4 post nicely. 

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A lot of good help & a variety of ideas by all of you.  Right now we’re looking at picking up an IH 2 post ROPS in southern Illinois & once in hand hope to mount the 2 post on the outside of the fenders - - meaning a nice cut job on the top of each fender alongside the inside of the fender between the braces.  But your ideas are still coming in so I’m not in a rush.  Thanks - Jonathan 

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6 minutes ago, ComancheStarFarms said:

A lot of good help & a variety of ideas by all of you.  Right now we’re looking at picking up an IH 2 post ROPS in southern Illinois & once in hand hope to mount the 2 post on the outside of the fenders - - meaning a nice cut job on the top of each fender alongside the inside of the fender between the braces.  But your ideas are still coming in so I’m not in a rush.  Thanks - Jonathan 

Count me out for trying to get the hole cut correctly. Need some type of pattern to transfer to both fenders 

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On 10/8/2021 at 10:03 PM, ComancheStarFarms said:

 It would be excellent if the canopy looked good enough that old-timers would comment “I didn’t know IH made them for Wheatlands” or “Sure wish I had one back in the day.”

Much more likely they'll just nit-pick your tractor apart until you're ready to run home in tears, "They never came that way from factory." LOL

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On 10/10/2021 at 5:56 PM, ComancheStarFarms said:

A lot of good help & a variety of ideas by all of you.  Right now we’re looking at picking up an IH 2 post ROPS in southern Illinois & once in hand hope to mount the 2 post on the outside of the fenders - - meaning a nice cut job on the top of each fender alongside the inside of the fender between the braces.  But your ideas are still coming in so I’m not in a rush.  Thanks - Jonathan 

 

On 10/10/2021 at 11:40 AM, Sledgehammer said:

Axial flow sent me these to post. Thought they might help some of the questions.  It’s a 66 series but still shows a 4 post nicely. 

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I was thinking about this and the 2 post should be inside the fenders and not outside of the fender . That's how the canopies were on the 2 or 4 post 

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