RhinoHide “ THE TOUGH “ Tractor mower canopy
STEP 1 Place your machine on level floor & have equal tire pressure side to side.
STEP 2 Determine where you desire shell to be in relationship to your ROPS using different MODES A,B,C as a guide. Brackets position on ROPS: TIP: Sitting on the seat hold a strut over your head at the desired height (a helper is useful) Mark where the tail of the strut is on the ROPS Leg, clamp a straight edge across both ROPS legs & make level with top of the ROPS.
STEP 3 This straight edge (pc. of wood, etc.) forms a perfect temporary seat to sit the brackets on while you attach with U bolts. ( Put a piece of screen wire between the bracket & leg )Later you can finalize your brackets up or down to suit after installing the struts.
STEP 4 Attach the strut to the brackets top 3/8” hole with a 3/8” bolt, (2) washers & locking nut. Pivot strut to a level position and tighten. (Bottom 3/8” hole is never used its purpose is to make the bracket universal so that it will work on both sides) Clamp the strut to the bracket with either a clamp or Vise Grip Pliers up from the bottom.)
Imperative that the strut doesn’t move while you drill a 1/4” final position hole through the bracket using the hole in the strut as a guide. Do other side making sure the fronts of the struts are level or even. Finish with 1/4” bolts,washers and locking nuts provided.
STEP 5 Position the shell on the struts, center side to side either in the forward or back position as you desire. ( On Zero Turn mowers I think its a good idea to position the shell in the back position) Its a good idea to clamp the shell to the struts in a couple places while you drill the (4) 3/8” holes up thru the strut holes thru the shell. Insert the 1/4”bolts up thru from the bottom and and put the large washer on then the locking nut. Tighten just to a snug fit. The reason for the larger holes is so that the plastic shell can expand and contract with temperature change.
STEP 6 Tighten all bracket bolts very tight. You are finished -
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FIND YOUR ROPS ANGLE AND DETERMINE WHICH MODE A B OR C IS BEST FOR YOUR APPLICATION
Mounting Instructions -
MODE “A” ROPS POSITION
If your ROPS falls between these angles, back 30 degrees up to 15 degrees forward lean use MODE B mounting with the bracket against the front of the ROPS leg with ear looking forward.
MODE “B” ROPS POSITION
MODE “C” ROPS POSITION
If your ROPS falls between these angles, 5 degrees to 30 degrees forward lean use MODE C mounting with the bracket against the back of the ROPS leg with ear looking backward.
TYPICAL MODE A INSTALLATION. ROPS OVER 27” WIDE
BRACKET BASE ON BACK AS SHOWN OR FORWARD ON FACE
If your ROPS falls between these angles, straight up to backward lean, use MODE A mounting with the bracket against the back of the ROPS leg with ear looking forward.