John Deere cab tractors have roofs that can be detached for cleaning or replacement. You might be wondering how you can remove a John Deere can roof by yourself. Don't worry because we have done the research to provide you with everything you need to know when removing a John Deere cab roof.
John Deere cab roofs can be detached by removing the bolts around the roof's edges. Below is a step-by-step guide you can follow when removing the cab roof.
- Remove the three bolts underneath the front end of the cab roof.
- Remove two bolts at the bottom of each end of the rear air filter cover.
- Remove the two bolts located inside the notches behind the rear air filter cover.
- Remove the bolt underneath the right and left rear work lights.
- Remove the bolt behind the right and left rear work lights.
- Remove the three bolts on the right and left sides of the cab roof.
- Remove the cab roof.
Bolts around the roof's edge secure a John Deere cab roof. Removing the roof is simple once you know where the bolts are located. Continue reading as we discuss all the other important information you will need when removing a John Deere cab roof.
How Do I Remove A John Deere Cab Roof?
John Deere tractors have roofs that can be detached by removing the nuts or bolts below the roof's edges. You can use a drill bit or a wrench to remove the fasteners.
It is important to remember that John Deere cab tractors have various models, and the process for removing the roof can vary. Below is a general step-by-step guide you can follow for removing the roof of a John Deere cab.
Remove The Bolts Underneath The Front End Of The Roof
To start detaching the roof from the frame of the cab, locate the three bolts in front of the cab. The bolts can be seen at the bottom of the front edge of the roof.
An impact driver can remove the bolts with the appropriate-sized hex shaft nut driver. These bolts should be set aside so you can reuse them when reattaching the roof.
Remove The Bolts Underneath The Rear Air Filter
After removing the three bolts at the front end, you can proceed to remove the bolts from behind the cab roof. Again, there are various John Deere cab models, and the process of detaching the roof can vary.
If you can locate the bolts underneath the back end of the John Deere cab, remove them accordingly. If you own a John Deere cab with a rear air filter, you must remove the cover first.
The bolts behind the cab roof are not aligned like the three bolts in the front. You will need to remove the air filter cover to locate the bolts. The air filter bolts can be located at the bottom of both side pillars.
Remove The Bolts Behind The Rear Air Filter
After removing the rear air filter cover, you will see two notches at the top part of both pillars of the air filter cover. The bolts are located at the bottom of the cab roof, so you must peek from under the notches to see the bolts.
Once located, remove the bolts and set them aside for late use. When setting the bolts aside, it is ideal to separate them by size and location so you can know where to return them.
Remove The Bolts Underneath Both Rear Work Lights
After removing the two bolts behind the air filter cover, you will have to remove two more behind the rear work lights. The rear work lights are secured to the cab's frame by two screws underneath.
Some John Deere cabs would not need the rear work lights to reach the bolts on the side. To check if you can detach the roof without removing bolts behind the work lights, try to raise it from the cab frame. If the roof would not budge, there are still bolts behind the work lights.
Remove The Bolts Behind Both Rear Work Lights
Proceed to open the rear work lights by removing the screws underneath them. You will have to peek from underneath the roof to locate the bolts, like the bolts behind the rear air filter.
Remove The Bolts Underneath Both Sides Of The Cab Roof
Once all bolts from the back of the cab roof are removed, proceed to remove the bolts at the sides of the roof. These bolts are attached similarly to the front side of the cab.
Remove The Cab Roof
After removing all the screws, the roof should be free from any fasteners locking it to the cab's frame. You can proceed to remove the cab roof.
Make sure to carefully raise the roof from the cab's frame to prevent the weather stripping from coming off with the roof. To remove the cab roof while keeping the weather stripping down, pull the roof up slowly with one hand while pushing the weather stripping down with the other.
In this part of the process, it is better to have someone holding up the other end of the roof while you separate it from the weather stripping. Help should also be present when carrying the roof down to the ground.
Can My John Deere Function Without The Cab Roof?
John Deere cab tractors should not be allowed to function without the cab roof. John Deere cab tractors have various features, such as air conditioning and radio systems that are installed in between the ceiling and roof.
Allowing the cab tractor to operate without the roof will expose these parts to direct sunlight or rain. While it might not affect the tractor motor, it could possibly damage the cab inside. Exposing the wires and open electrical ports can also lead to accidents.
Why Shouldn't I Remove My John Deere Can Roof?
John Deere has multiple tractor types designed for a wide range of farm and fieldwork. The term 'cab' describes a feature for select models of John Deere tractors with cab features and utilities included.
These utilities are incorporated into the tractor to add comfort for the user while doing outdoor work. A John Deere cab tractor might include sunroofs with sunshades, USB ports with auxiliary audio ports, and cloth seats with seatbelts. Some John Deere cab tractors also have an air conditioning system.
John Deere cab tractors are not built the same as open-station tractors. While having a roof is an option for open-station tractors, the roof of a cab tractor is built-in to complete the cab-like operating station.
Essentially the same as removing the roof of your car, removing the roof of your cab tractor will pose the same damage to the cab components inside. The roof is attached to the cab to provide shade for the user and keep the cab features protected from outdoor elements.
Can I Replace My John Deere Cab Roof?
A John Deere cab roof can be replaced. The cab's roof is attached to a roof lining that goes around the top of the cab's frame. Both these elements of the cab can be removed and replaced when necessary.
Replacing the cab roof requires the previous cab roof to be removed from the roof lining. To remove a John Deere cab roof, you can choose to follow the instructions that we discussed above.
After removing the old roof, place the new roof in the proper position and refer to the same instructions given above. For attaching a new roof, simply start from the final step and work your way back to the first.
You can also choose to secure the screws in whichever order you prefer when attaching a new roof. However, you have to make sure that the screws on the notch of the air filter pillars and behind the rear work lights are attached first.
Once these screws are attached, you can proceed to secure the back, front and side screws.
To Wrap Up
John Deere has multiple tractor models. The process for removing the roof from each John Deere tractor varies. In this article, we discussed a general guide you can refer to when removing the roof of a John Deere cab tractor.
We also discussed when the air filter should be cleaned or replaced. Make sure to use the proper tools to remove the cab roof successfully.
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