Homemade Tractor Canopy

Homemade Tractor Canopy

Couldn’t see paying for one of those high dollar tractor canopy when we can just build one ourselves. O yea and the wife wanted something to hold her cell phone while on the tractor.We also installed brackets for future lights on each corner of the homemade tractor canopy. We figure it cost us less than a $150 to build. That is better than $450 and ours even has brackets on it for adding lights later. We also put a piece of fiber board / asphalt sheathing under it. This makes it bout 10 degrees cooler or so.

Also this homemade tractor canopy is durable and will withstand abuse compared to that expensive dealer model.  Slam each one into a tree branch and then tell us which you would prefer. Although you are not supposed to ram trees it will happen. Best bet is to be prepared. We have customers that want their fields cut and at times we have to go through brush, tree branches, etc to get the job done. When we do hunting leases the customer only wants the line of sight cut from the deer blind to the feeder. That high dollar dealer model will not stand the abuse like our homemade tractor canopy.

 

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Before. Always baking in the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some of it tacked and welded together. It is C-clamped here to the ROPS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Got it welded together and slinging some paint on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We bought a pretty red piece of aluminium to match the Mahindra red.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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She wanted some where to hang her cell phone while she was on the tractor. You can also see one of the brackets on the front for a future light to be mounted there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here it is complete with the cell phone hanger in use. Here you can see where we cut the half inch fiber / asphalt sheathing to go under the aluminium to keep us cool. Also notice the brackets in each corner for hanging lights later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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